USB Type-C is Taking Over Mobile


The New USB Standard

USB type-C is quickly becoming the new standard for USB connections across mobile devices. Most new phones have it for charging and data transfer as well as newer laptops. Newer Mac books charge with USB Type-C, and newer Windows laptops (like the Lenovo Yoga 900, ASUS Transformer book, HP Spectre 13 x360, MacBook Pro, etc.) come with it for transferring data. Therefore, it’s likely that many more devices will start to use it in the near future.


What’s so Great about USB Type-C?

Since the new connector offers greater transfer speeds and faster charging – consumers are enjoying the benefits of fast charge times, and a reversible connection type. Due to USB C using the new USB 3.1 technology throughput speeds are doubled to 10Gb/s compared to the previous 5Gb/s. The 3.1 technology is also backwards compatible to USB 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. You can plug the cable in to a port in any direction versus other USB versions that could only go in one way. Because USB Type-C charging cables can handle up to 100 watts (20V, 5A) which is enough power to charge a laptop. As a result, this new standard is allowing manufacturers to use new power management standards like QuickCharge. Consequently, you should keep your eyes out for USB Type-C as it is being quickly adopted by manufacturers around the world.

USB Types Diagram


Smart Phones with USB Type-C

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950 XL
  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL
  • LG G6 & LG G5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • LG V20
  • Huawei Honor 8
  • Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, and A3
  • Motorola Moto Z and Z Force
  • HTC U Ultra and Play