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The Relationship Between USB 3.1 and Type-C

Jun. 28, 2021

Back in 2015, discussions about USB Type-C were already in the public eye. In fact, it has long been predicted that 2016 will be the year when USB Type-C really explodes. In its current form, domestic cell phone manufacturers are still very concerned about USB Type-C, and their flagship products are starting to be equipped with USB Type-C ports. On the other hand, manufacturers such as HTC and LG are also starting to act. Even Samsung has news that it will soon release a new machine equipped with USB Type-C, said to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 6. It can be said that the popularization of USB Type-C is in order.

USB 3.0

USB 3.0

In fact, when it comes to USB Type-C, it must have something to do with USB 3.1. Many technology media even confuse USB3.1 with USB Type-C in their reports. What's more, some unscrupulous manufacturers only carry USB Type-C interface, but advertise that it has all the features of USB 3.1 to deceive consumers. So, what is the connection between USB 3.1 and USB Type-C and what advantages does USB Type-C have to make it popular?

USB 3.1 and USB Type-C are two different things

Strictly speaking, USB 3.1 is a transmission standard. After the development of USB 1.0, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.1 is a great improvement in all aspects. And USB Type-C, to be precise, is an interface standard. USB 3.1 has three interface standards, namely USB Type A, USB Type B and the latest USB Type-C. Currently, the Type A interface is mainly used as a connection port for computers and other devices. micro USB is mainly found in smartphones and other small Micro USB is mainly found on small devices such as smartphones, and is widely used. As for USB Type-C, it is known as the most promising interface to unify various interface standards due to its various features.

It is worth noting that there is no absolute correlation between USB 3.1 and USB Type-C. Be aware that having a USB Type-C interface does not necessarily mean that it supports the USB 3.1 standard. the USB 3.1 standard is not necessarily a USB Type-C interface. In this regard, do not be confused by bad manufacturers.

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