What Is USB-C?

USB Type-C is a specification for a USB connector system that is gaining popularity across smartphones and mobile devices and is capable of both power delivery and data transmission.

Unlike its USB predecessors, it is also flippable — so you don’t need to try three times to plug it in.

The USB-C is a relatively new standard which aims to provide high-speed data transfer up to 10Gb/s along with power flow capability of up to 100W. These features can make the USB-C a truly universal connectivity standard for the modern devices.

The USB-C interface has these main features:

It supports USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 standards. Moreover, it can support third-party protocols such as DisplayPort and HDMI in a mode of operation called Alternate Mode.
It allows the devices to negotiate and choose an appropriate level of power flow through the interface.