OnePlus announced its latest device will come with patented USB Type-C port to make it ‘future proof’. First of all, it was not much of a shock since it is the next big thing but a 2-year-old smartphone manufacturer becoming an early adopter is always good to see. Now, it is being said that the OnePlus 2 USB Type-C cable to be sold as a standalone accessory for around US $5 to push the latest technology.
The OnePlus 2 was announced on July 28. It is dubbed as the ‘flagship killer of 2016’. So it is fair to come with the technology of tomorrow. OnePlus 2 is one of the major smartphones to come with the USB Type-C port. It is the next big universal standard port which has already been adopted on a couple of laptops (Apple Macbook & Google Chromebook) and tablet (Nokia N1). It is supposed to make our future easier but the present is not so hunky dory.
The OnePlus 2 USB Type-C cable is compatible on both directions on both sides as well. The USB Type-C port has been designed to connect either way much like the lightning port on iPhones, but its universal. This would certainly make our lives easier, when we do not have to search for the correct end. This will also save us from scratching our devices from the sharp pins which are found in microUSB cables.
The USB Type-C cable comes in the box with the OnePlus 2 but what if it breaks or you lose your cable? If you had a device that accepts microUSB cable, you are certain to have some spare ones or else it is quite easily available in stores as well. But in case of USB Type-C, the case is not the same, since it has just arrived. So in such a situation, you will not be able to charge your phone or transfer data and not many third-party manufacturers have started manufacturing yet as well.
However, since OnePlus has embraced the technology of the future, they will be happy to solve this problem as well. The company will start selling the OnePlus 2 USB Type-C cable for around US $5. If this is the final price, it would be excellent and help push the technology. It will spread awareness and also make sure that their consumers do not face inconvenience if they lose or break their original cable. The OnePlus 2 USB Type-C cable also has a patented technology where the normal USB side (Type-A) is also reversible. That makes it much more convenient.
The OnePlus 2 will start selling from August 1, priced at $389 for the 64GB variant. However, you would need invites to purchase it. Check out how the new Invite System will work. It is priced at Rs 24,999 in India.