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India expected to mandate USB-C connectors for smartphones, laptops by 2026


30 June 2024  

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NEW DELHI: India is poised to enforce a new regulation mandating USB-C connectors on all smartphones and laptops by 2026, aligning with global efforts to standardize charging solutions and reduce electronic waste.

According to a report obtained by GSM Arena, smartphone manufacturers must comply with the USB-C standard by June 2025, while laptops must adopt USB-C ports for charging by the end of 2026.

The decision by Indian policymakers follows similar measures introduced by the European Union, which recently implemented regulations mandating USB-C connectivity starting this year.

According to GSM Arena, the move aims to simplify the user experience by ensuring that all compatible devices use a universal charging cable, thereby reducing the proliferation of proprietary chargers and cables.

This transition is expected to encompass a wide range of devices beyond smartphones, including tablets, Windows laptops, and MacBooks, fostering interoperability across different platforms.

Notably, the mandate does not extend to smaller accessories such as fitness bands, smartwatches, earbuds, or basic feature phones, emphasizing a focus on larger electronic devices like smartphones and laptops, as per GSM Arena.

(ANI)

Publish Date : 30 June 2024 18:15 PM

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