At a technology workshop in the Taipei recently, Sony Mobile had a discussion about using USB Type-C ports in Xperia devices, but the company has no plans for the time being to launch any such device.
Takeshi Nitta, a program manager at Sony Mobile’s Tokyo project office said “Of course we’re investigating (USB Type-C),“. Adding to his previous statement, Nitta said that the mobile industry still needs more time to switch from standard USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 to faster USB Type-C ports (basically USB 3.1).
Future of USB Type-C ports in Xperia devices
Takeshi Nitta also emphasized on reducing the thickness of camera modules and displays and achieving a thinner and lighter design by using USB Type-C ports is not the plan for the time being.
USB Type-C port is a standard connector which makes it a single port to work as a charging, video output, data transfer, charging external devices etc. USB Type-C port theoretically speaking is twice faster than USB 3.0 port (source).
Apple introduced its 2015 Macbook range with only two ports i.e. 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. It is just a matter of time when other PC makers will also adapt to USB Type-C port and then we have to wait for it to come to smartphones.
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