A new generation of USB connection has been announced, with USB Type-C set to be finalised next year with a compact, reversible design.
Developed alongside the current USB 3.1 specification, the upcoming USB Type-C will reportedly measure up at a similar size to a microUSB plug, enabling compatible devices to become even slimmer whilst still enjoying high-speed file transfers.
Although no images of the USB Type-C design have as yet been released, it has been suggested that the new USB standard will take hints from Apple’s Lightning connector and feature a reversible form.
While this might sound like a relatively small improvement, the refined design will allow users to insert the cable without the fuss and fanfare of finding the right-way-up that currently affects current USB offerings.
What’s more, the newly confirmed Type-C USB will act as
According to Brad Saunders, Chairman of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the new USB Type-C standard will “meet evolving design trend in terms of size and usability.”
Discussing the new USB for, Intel’s Alex Peleg stated that the Type-C connector “will enable an entirely new super-thin class of devices from phones and tablets, to 2-in-1s, to laptops to desktops.
He added: “This new industry standards-based thin connector delivering data, power, and video is the only connector one will need across all devices.”
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