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This article was published on June 23, 2015

    The OnePlus 2 will have a USB-C port

    The OnePlus 2 will have a USB-C port
    Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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    Abhimanyu Ghoshal

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    Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

    Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced that its second flagship phone, slated for release later this year, will have a USB-C port.

    USB-C has many benefits over existing USB standards. It handles up to 100W of power (enough to charge laptops like the new Apple MacBook), video, and data at up to 10Gbps. Best of all, it’s reversible so you don’t have to worry about plugging it right side up.

    OnePlus says it’s made improvements to the open USB Type C standard that will be exclusive to the brand, but is tight-lipped about what those are. It’s also working on an adapter to make its USB-C port backwards compatible with existing cables.

    OnePlus 2 – The First Flagship with USB Type C [OnePlus Forums]

    Image credit: Maurizio Pesce

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