USB Type-C has been used extensively both as a charging cable and for file transfer. Currently, the USB Type-C type headphone and charging cable is used on next-generation smartphones, tablets and notebooks, and the use of this type will increase even more in the coming period, according to technology analysts.
Since the USB Type-C was first introduced in 2014, it has begun to replace all of the past USB connection standards one by one. In the future, it is planned to be used not only for charging and file transfer, but also for image transfer. Even the USB Type-C connection type is said to be able to replace 3.5mm jack cables, which is the standard way of streaming audio today. So what is this USB Type-C? How is it different from other connection types? Let’s take a look together.
What is USB Type-C?
With the USB Type-C introduced in 2014, we have reached the latest technology connection speed of USB 3.1. USB Type-C is a new, smaller and symmetrical design, making it easy to connect. USB Type-C cables can carry more electricity than other cables, so they can even charge laptops.
What is the future of USB Type-C?
With the USB Type-C, it is also aimed to eliminate the need for multiple cables. With Type-C, which will turn into a universal cable type, you will be able to connect an external disk to your computer, charge your laptop and phone, connect your speaker to the computer and even transfer 4K images.
USB Type-C has a powerful cable structure that can fill the battery of both smartphones and laptop. Having a symmetrical design, it ensures that you do not have difficulty while plugging in like the USB Type-A example. You can insert the connector into the socket from any side.
If the universal connection type is USB Type-C as planned in the future, you will not need to carry different adapters or cables for different devices. USB Type-C also supports new USB standards such as USB 3.1 + USB PD (Power Transfer).
Can USB Type-C end the traditional 3.5mm audio jack?
As you know, Apple does not have a 3.5mm jack input on the models it releases from iPhone 7. The main reason for this is that they can’t design their devices as thin as they want, aside from the commercial tactics. However, in Android devices, we now see USB Type-C headphone jack and converter instead of 3.5mm jack input.
Among the reasons for this, of course, is that the new generation phones have a thin design, but the main reason is that the 3.5mm jack input is 60 years of technology. This standard, which has been used since the 1960s, has been used for only one purpose from past to present: sound transmission. For this reason, the desired sound quality cannot be provided, such as USB Type-C or Apple’s Lightning technology.
Apple already separated its roads years ago with a 3.5mm jack input. It is now possible to see that the 3.5mm jack input is replaced by USB Type-C port on Android devices and new generation computers. Of course, it is difficult to discourage people from their habits, but we advise you to be prepared for the possibility of seeing this in the near future.
How is USB Type-C different from other types?
The USB type that people are most familiar with is USB Type-A. Although we passed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation USB standards over the years, USB Type-A never changed and always remained the main connection type.
USB Type-B, on the other hand, is a connection type that we rarely see on certain devices. This type, which we usually see in printers, is designed with an oblique top corner to provide the necessary hardware for the USB 3.0 standard. In addition to USB Type-C on Android phones, the Micro USB type we see is a different variation of the USB Type-B family.
USB Type-C has a very different design than you can see in the photo. It’s neither thick like USB Type-A and Type-B nor asymmetrical like Micro USB types. USB Type-C brings all the power and speed advantages of the new USB 3.1. Along with USB-C adapters, older USB variants also work in harmony.
What is the relationship between USB Type-C and USB 3.1 technology?
USB 3.1, the most current of USB standards. The maximum bandwidth of USB 3.0 in theory is 5 GB / second, while USB 3.0’s is 10 GB / second. Of course, USB Type-C and USB 3.1 are not the same thing. Type-C is just a connection type, and only USB 2.0 or 3.0 b can be cleaned in the moment. Even though the USB Type-C is currently used in the Nokia N1 tablet, this port is USB 2.0 standard.
Still, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 technologies are close to each other. When purchasing a new device, make sure that the devices and cables you receive support USB 3.1. Because the technology is constantly evolving and who knows, maybe there will be a system to support USB 3.1 technology under USB Type-C cables.
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