Type-C Explained: What is USB-C and features 2020

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USB-C is a cable basically used for charging and transferring data. At current time USB-C started coming with the newest laptops, phones, and tablets and in the near future, it will definitely capture the whole market of USB-A and larger USB connectors.


USB-C, or you can say Type-C, is the latest connector developed by the USB Implementers’ Forum (USB-IF). The USB Type-C Specification 1.0 was published in 2014 but it came into existence in 2016. This technology is supported by many of the world’s most popular manufacturers. USB-C is gradually replacing previous USB types, including USB-A, USB-B, and USB Mini-B, but also other standards like Thunderbolt and Display Port.

USB-C also supports audio function in easy words you can listen to the music without a 3.5 mm jack which makes it more compact for the phone so now a day’s company is moving towards the USB-C. It is smaller than its predecessors; it’s likely these devices will also be thinner and lighter than ever before.



It is I will tell 2 steps ahead than the previous version of USB with many features.



You can use it as you want means upside down or downside up on your phone.Type-C



For many different devices earlier you need many cables but this cable will solve these problems.Type-C



All tech companies including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, are coming towards USB-C, which means one day our devices can share accessories with each other.



USB-C is smaller than its previous version with more option so in the future, we can expect thinner and compact devices.



Type-C/USB-C  Q&A


Why IS Type-C/USB-C better than existing USB cables?

Earlier USB cables were compatible with some specific device, But Type-C connector is user friendly, it is now compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, etc. It also supports many different operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows, Google, and more.

Does it support Reversible Connector and Charging?

Yes, it supports Both, There is no up or down orientation so it works in both ways you plug it in. Talking about reverse charging it supports that also means you can charge one device to others by this cable.

What about Performance?

It supports till 125-watt Super-fast charging as on (July 2020). The transfer speed of data is up to 10Gbps (gigabits per second). Hence it is absolutely wonderful in performance to date.

Does USB-C support 4k?

Yes, you can also deliver Ultra-HD 4K video resolution to USB-C and HDMI displays. That is 4 times higher than the resolution of standard high definition.

Does USB 3.1, USB 3.2, and 4 different from USB-C?

Here the numbers only show the speed of connection while the letter refers to the connector. So we have a USB 3.1, USB 3.2 now, and USB 4 in maybe 2021. All will use the USB-C connector.

Does Type-C also support Audio?

Yes, it supports Audio also; you can use Type-C earphones to enhance your listening skill and do your audio-related work. But if you are using type-C as audio you cannot use it as a charging, only one at a time.

What about USB-C on laptops?

Many of the laptops support type c as it can be used as multipurpose. Apple’s MacBook became the first laptop in 2015 with a single USB-C port for all purposes, but many of new model laptop now also have USB-C, that means you can use the Type-C cable from your laptop to charge your phone, or even charge your laptop and also use as a connector between external displays for example. This is especially used for thin and light tablets and laptops.


USB-C connectors have been designed along with USB-C (PD) Power Delivery, to handle high levels of power. USB-C circuit boards are specially designed for high-speed high charging speed without being damaged or overheating your device, this enhanced safety of users and their devices.


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