Although, there aren’t any images available to show the new USB Type-C connector, we know is the size of a Micro USB plug and it is reversible. According to new press release from the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the important features of the new Type-C USB plug are:

New design to fit in new product designs (i.e., phones, tablets, ultrabooks, etc) Smaller size based on the Micro USB 2.0 Reversible design, that way users do not have to check before plugging in Can use future enhancements in USB bus performance Scalable power charging

Even though, the new Type-C USB connector will break the backward compatibility with previous connectors, the need for a new connector is past overdue, 17 years to be exact, since the first USB connector was first introduced into the market. The change of course won’t happen overnight, it will take time, and the USB team will also have to include specifications to create adapter for all the devices that today work with a standard USB connector to make a smoother transition. The news follows the most recent USB specification update, the version 3.1 which doubles the throughput from 5Gbps to 10Gbps, increased the power output, and keeps backward compatibility with USB 2.0 intact. Source All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.