USB Type-C is the new generation of USB interface, it provides an all-in-one and super convenient solution for users. Intel showed the public USB 3.1 in 2015, the biggest characteristic of Type-C is it can be plugged with no need to distinguish between positive and negative sides. At the same time, the supporting USB cable of it is also lighter and lighter, which is very convenient for users.
In recent years, Type-C has attracted more and more large mobile phones producers, their high-priced mainstream flagships are almost all with Type-C interfaces. If you have paid attention to the recently released new mobile phones, you will find that more and more manufacturers are now launching a number of mobile phones with Type-C interfaces, for example, Apple MacBook series, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus, the Xiaomi Note2, Xiaomi 5s series, LG G5, Meizu MX6, Huawei Mate9 series, Huawei P9 series, etc.
Why is Type-C better?
The advantages of Type-C (the interface is oval) are obvious over traditional micro-USB (the interface is trapezoid, only one side could be inserted), specifically it has the following four features widely welcomed by users.
- Supporting both sides
Just like Apple's Lightning port, it is convenient to use. You don't need to divide the front and the back sides, this means it’s correct whatever side you insert into this port.
- Fast transmission speed
The data transfer speed of the Type-C is much faster than that of micro USB. It supports USB3.1 transport protocol, theoretically its maximum transmission rate can reach to 10Gbps per second. Apple said its MacBook's Type-C port has a transmission rate of 5Gbps. The maximum output voltage of Type-C is 20 volts, which can speed up the charging process. While USB A, by far the ultimate transmission rate is 5 GBPS and the output voltage is 5 volts.
The thinner device body requires a thinner port, and the size of the Type-C socket end is about 8.3mm * 2.5mm. The older USB ports are out of date which are 1.4 cm long and 0.65 cm wide. It also means that the end of the Type-C cable will be one-third the size of the standard USB-A cable plug, which is one of the reasons Type-C is so popular.
- Extensive function
Type-C has a strong expansion function and can be used for transmission of audio and video signals, power supply with high power, etc. The positioning of Type-C is a universal high-performance interface with the functions of charging, data transmission and audio and video transmission.
Therefore, the power interface, USB interface, signal interface (DP interface, HDMI interface, VGA interface, etc.) can be uniformly carried by a Type-C interface. A single line can replace a bunch of lines such as charging line and signal transmission line, so that people could say goodbye to a mess of types of lines, that’s why we say Type-C provides an all-in-one and super convenient solution for devices and data connection.
It is predictable that with the maturity of USB Type-C technology and market, almost all laptops, tablets and even smart-phones will begin to popularize USB Type-C interface in the near future. In this case some accessories like power banks and cables supporting Type-C could become more and more helpful, here we recommend a Zendure power bank for all Type-C devices.
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It's only a matter of time that Type-C completely replaces micro-USB and become the mainstream inference in the market. Nowadays many people carry multiple cables when they go out, such as the lightning data cable that charges the iPhone, the regular USB cable, and the Type-C cable of some related devices. Having so many cable sis is troublesome.
With the popularization of Type-C, one day if you go out you only need to bring a universal Type-C data cable and a power bank. And if you forget to bring your Type-C cable, it’s predictable you can borrow one from others easily because everyone else will be using it.