USB Type-C will be roughly the same size as a micro-USB connector and will be reversible. It means users of the new USB cables will no longer have to worry which way round the part is facing when plugging it into a device.
Other changes to the current version - USB 3.0 - include:
- A smaller size, giving the full-size USB Type-C plug similar dimensions to the micro-USB format used by many smartphones and tablets
- Support for scalable power charging, allowing the cable to offer up to 100 watts
- Data speed transfers of up to 10 Gbps, double what is possible at the moment
- A promise that the new design will accommodate further upgrades