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Everything You Need To Know About USB Type-C

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Android users are most familiar with the Micro USB port but smartphones are now emerging the new USB standard. If you have bought a smartphone or a device featuring USB Type-C, here’s what you need to know. You might not be surprised if you are an iPhone user as iPhones have a very similar type lightning port but for Android guys out there, USB Type-C could be a new thingy.

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USB Type-C cables are easier to connect

Type-C cables are easier to connect no matter how you plug in. It uses a reversible plug orientation so you can plug either way.

USB Type-C port has nothing to do with speeds

Yes, you heard it right. Most people think a new standard of USB will increase the speed and charging time of the smartphone but it’s not. USB Type-C is just a connector used to connect reversibly. Unlike Micro USB port, it makes a fuss-free connection to your smartphone.

Bottom Has A USB Type-C

So, the speed remains the same, right? Not really! It depends on the version of the USB. If your device uses a USB 2.0 version, you won’t notice in the speeds. It works like your usual Micro USB but with a different port. There’ll be a huge difference in the speeds, if your device uses a USB version 3.0 or 3.1.

USB version 3.1 carries up to 10 Gbps speeds with 20V 5A maximum output. Apple’s new MacBook uses a USB Type-C port with version 3.1.

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Type-C cables come with a price

Type-C cables come with a price. It’s not yet very common, very few smartphones have started manufacturing devices with USB Type-C port, including LG G5, LeEco Le 2, and HUAWEI P9. With less known popularity, it’s a bit pricey. The downside is that most smartphones have Micro USB cable, not the Type-C and if you forgot to take it along with you, good luck finding a cable, you may end up buying one.

USB Type-C utilizes CDLA technology

Among Androids, smartphones from LeEco were the first Androids to use USB Type-C port. In fact, they not just brought us the new USB standard but a technology known to be called CDLA. CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) has the ability to transmit end-to-end lossless digital audio right from the USB. They have headset accessory which utilizes the Type-C port for a high-quality sound experience. Cool, isn’t it?

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Currently, only LeEco smartphones support CDLA technology. The USB headsets may work on some smartphones but won’t be able to utilize CDLA technology since

What you need to take care of

  • Avoid cheap third party Type-C cables. They might result in occasional disconnections.
  • Make sure your smartphone requires a USB 3.1 or USB 2.0. Using a USB 2.0 will give you low speeds as compared to the new USB 3.1.
  • Make use of USB Type-C cable that comes with your device.

Also, check 5 tips to make sure your smartphone charger lasts longer.

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