MHL announced superMHL connector with support up to 8K video

MHL has announced the next-generation of MHL technology for CE and mobile devices. It offers higher resolution and frame rates along with 40W of power charging. It also supports up to 8K video resolution up to 120fps and expanded audio formats. This enables consumers to link their mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray Disc players, AVRs, streaming media sticks and other source devices to TVs and displays.


The new 32-pin reversible superMHL connector by MHL  supports for 6 high-speed data lanes can carry concurrent video, data and power charging all in a slim, consumer-friendly form factor. Since it has a reversible design, consumers don’t have to worry about the plug’s orientation or the cable’s direction eliminating frustration and offering a high level of flexibility. superMHL’s connector specification include, Micro-USB (Source), USB Type-C (Source), Proprietary connectors (Source), HDMI Type-A (Sinks) and superMHL connector (Sources and Sinks).

Rob Tobias, President, MHL LLC said,

MHL enables consumers to share what they love – photos, videos, music and ideas – with the world around them. Our goal is to make content more meaningful and accessible. With the release of superMHL, consumers can experience content beyond resolution, focus on the picture instead of the pixels, and live in a world where TVs are truly windows into the future.

The new reversible superMHL connector delivers Color support up to 48-bit color. The new connector supports HDR and Immersive surround sound with support for object audio such as Dolby Atmos, DTS- UHD, 3D audio. The new reversible connector is compatible with MHL 1, 2 and 3.

The differences between superMHL and the other MHL are shown below:


Differences between superMHL, DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0 are listed below:


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