tech2 News StaffJun 23, 2015 20:00:24 IST
While the OnePlus One is dropping its price off late, the release date of the OnePlus 2 is fast approaching. Details of the upcoming smartphone are being speculated time and again, and the latest confirmation is the fact that it is going to be getting the USB Type C port.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) June 23, 2015
OnePlus has confirmed on its Twitter page that the USB Type-C connector is coming on the OnePlus 2. In fact, a quick look at the cover image of the OnePlus twitter handle will tell you that the OnePlus 2 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. This was also announced on the OnePlus forums. Looks like OnePlus will be releasing details of the phone gradually, as indicated by the cover image.
If OnePlus 2 releases with the USB Type-C connector and launches in India soon, it will be the first smartphone with that connector selling in India. Chinese phone maker LeTV has already released phones with the USB Type-C connector in China. There are rumours about Samsung Note 5 and the leaked Galaxy S6 Edge Plus also sporting the USB Type-C connector. But nothing is confirmed yet by Samsung. So far only the new Apple Macbook sports the USB Type-C connector.
USB Type-C will most likely be the future connector of choice, as it not only lets you charge your device but also transfer data at double the throughput as a regular USB 3.0. On the Macbook, the USB-Type C connector can also used as a video out port. Thanks to the port being reversible in nature, you can connect charging cable blindly to your device.
But according to OnePlus, there will be some new features along with the Type-C connector on the OnePlus 2 as well. "We’ve made further improvements on top of the USB Type C standard that we have patented and that will be exclusive to OnePlus. We don’t want to spoil the surprise, so tune into the OnePlus 2 launch to find out more!" said its forum post.
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