You might be wondering why most smartphone brands are leaving the Micro USB industry to the newer USB type C ports. So, what is a USB-C? Also, why should you consider on getting devices that support it? Here is Manila Shaker to help you with that.
Physically, the type C port and connector are about the same size as the Micro-USB ports. It’s emerging industry -standard connector for transmitting both data and power. It might look like a Micro-USB at first glance, but it has a more oval shape and it is slightly thinker. It has no up or down orientation, just line up the connector properly to use it. Unlike the USB cables that we’ve been using for the past 20 years, both ends are the same. So, you don’t have to which end goes where because it won’t matter.
The USB-C is compatible with older USB 3.0 ports and is also compatible with USB 3.1 ports. However, adapters or cables with both of the plugs are required if you want to connect anything that doesn’t have the USB-C plug. It can also support a variety of different protocols which allows you to have adapters that can output HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other types of connections just by using “alternative modes.”
USB-C is a worthy upgrade. It’s already making its way to Macbooks and other mobile devices. Though, we know that it will appear in more devices in the months or years to come.