Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Realme & Others Will Have USB-C As Common Charging Port For All Gadgets!
All smartphones will now have the same charging port, making things a lot easier for smartphone users.
All smartphone companies and industry organizations will now introduce a uniform charging port for all electronic devices.
The decision was finalized after a meeting of the inter-ministerial task force, spearheaded by the Consumer affairs secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh.
Uniform Charging Ports To Be Introduced In A Phased Manner
The Consumer Affairs Ministry has confirmed that this uniform charging port will be introduced in a phased manner. There will also be a sub-group that will verify if the uniform charging ports will be compatible with wearables.
At the meeting were officials from business organizations like MAIT, FICCI, and CII, educational institutions like IIT Kanpur and IIT (BHU), and central government agencies like the Environment Ministry.
As per an official statement, “Stakeholders agreed that a phased roll-out of the common charging port may be conducted so that the same can be applied by the industry and adopted by consumers harmoniously.”
During the discussion, there was a majority of agreement among the participants that USB Type-C should be used as a charging port for electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Additionally, it was discussed whether a different charging connector should be used for feature phones, it said.
European Union’s Previous Directive About Uniform Charging Ports
We had previously reported that as per the European Union’s directive, Apple will have to replace the charger for its iPhones and offer a single charging port for the majority of electronic gadgets starting in the fall of 2024.
The new regulations will compel Apple to modify its iPhone and other device charging ports and establish USB-C ports used by Android-based gadgets as the norm throughout the 27-nation bloc.
It will start to apply to computers in 2026. Even though USB-C is widely used, the timeline was set to give manufacturers more time to adapt.
Apple will be most affected. The bright side, according to some analysts, is that consumers may be more inclined to purchase the new devices from an American company rather than those that lack USB-C.
There also has been news that the “Common Charger Policy,” also known as “One Nation One Charger,” is something the government wants to put into practice.
All digital devices, including smartphones, computers, tablets, and other wearable technology, will require a standard or universal charger under this regulation.