Google made an announcement in its annual developer conference that USB Type-C would be the standard for Android devices in the future. Why USB Type-C? It is because the port is smaller, able to support reversible charging as well as it is more convenient than the current MicroUSB ports which we have in our device nowadays. On top of that, the data transfer will also be faster, up to 10Gbps, with USB Type-C port.
OnePlus announced recently that its flagship product OnePlus 2 is going to feature USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. If the rumor deemed to be true, that means that OnePlus 2 will be the first smartphone which will come with the new USB port. Apart from the new USB Type-C port, the device is rumored to run on Snapdragon 810 version 2.1 processor, 13 MP rear camera and will be priced higher than the rumored $322 price tag previously.
Apart from OnePlus 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to come with USB Type-C port as well, on top of the rumor that the device will come pre-installed with Google’s latest OS, Android M. Apple’s latest MacBook Air which was launched recently, also comes with USB-C port. It seems like Apple and Google are using the same USB standard now, which is a good thing.