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Phone or tablet, USB Type C charging port will be available in all

Soon you will find USB Type C charging port in all smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. The Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday (16 November) that smartphone companies and industry organizations have agreed to roll out the uniform charging port (USB Type C) in a phase-wise manner. Apart from this, a sub-group will also be formed, which will take information about the possibilities of providing USB Type C in wearables. The decision regarding this has been taken in the meeting of the ministry with the smartphone companies, industry body. The meeting was presided over by Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.

Users have problems with different charging ports

MAIT, FICCI, CII, Educational Institutions like IIT Kanpur, IIT BHU, Central Government Ministries, etc. participated in the meeting with Consumer Affairs Ministry. In the statement issued after the meeting, all the stakeholders agreed that USB Type C charging port should be used for every device. Due to having different types of charging ports, along with the industry, consumers also face a lot of problems.

Suppose a user has different brands of smartphones, tablets and laptops, then he has to carry different chargers for all the devices, which is not good for the consumers as well as for the environment.

Subgroup will be formed for wearable devices

In this meeting, industry bodies and smartphone companies discussed the use of USB Type C in all future electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets. At present, everyone has agreed to provide USB Type C charging port in smartphones and tablets.

Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary, Consumer Affairs Ministry, said during the meeting that the industry can reduce electronics waste in future. In this meeting, it was said to form a sub-group for wearable devices such as true wireless earphones, headphones, smartwatches, fitness bands, etc., in which industry representatives could explore the possibilities of using USB Type C in these devices. Explain that the same charging port is part of PM Modi’s LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) mission.

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