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The Relationship Between USB 3.1 and Type-C

As early as 2015, discussions about USB Type-C have entered the public eye. In fact, it has long been predicted that 2016 will be the year when USB Type-C really broke out. As far as the current form is concerned, domestic mobile phone manufacturers are still very concerned about USB Type-C, and their flagship products are beginning to be equipped with USB Type-C interfaces. On the other hand, manufacturers such as HTC and LG have also begun to act. Even Samsung has news that it will soon release a new machine equipped with USB Type-C, which is said to be Samsung Galaxy Note6. It can be said that the popularization of USB Type-C is proceeding in an orderly manner.

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 reports. What's more, some unscrupulous manufacturers only carry the USB Type-C interface, but advertise that it has all the features of USB 3.1, deceiving consumers. So, what is the connection between USB 3.1 and USB Type-C? What are the advantages of USB Type-C to make it popular?

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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 has made great progress in all aspects. And USB Type-C, to be precise, is an interface standard. There are three interface standards for USB 3.1, namely USB Type A, USB Type B and the latest USB Type-C. At present, Type A interface is mainly used as a connection port for computers and other equipment. Micro USB mainly appears on small devices such as smart phones and is widely used. As for USB Type-C, due to various characteristics, it is called the most promising to unify the interface standards of various interfaces.

It is worth noting that there is no absolute correlation between USB 3.1 and USB Type-C. To know that there is a USB Type-C interface, it does not necessarily mean that it supports the USB 3.1 standard. The USB 3.1 standard may not necessarily be a USB Type-C interface. At this point, don't be fooled by bad vendors. 

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