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USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year

by on05 October 2016

This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

According to ABI Research, because USB Type-C will transmit data, power and audio over one wire, by 2021 shipments will hit 830 million, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69.1 percent between 2016 and then.

Analyst Jeff Orr said: “All indications are that the supply chain is well on its way to delivering this vision. The focus is now shifting to device and system OEMs to broadly implement Type-C in their products.”

USB Type-C support USB 3.1 and while vendors like Samsung, Huawei and HTC have already shipped phones using this standard, there are still limited numbers of peripherals.

ABI believes that in the long run Android smartphone vendors will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and use the Type-C connector. A move means quick charge will increase.

Last modified on 05 October 2016
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