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    India mandates USB-C port for smartphones, tablets, laptops in India by 2025

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    Last updated: January 3rd, 2023 at 06:29 UTC+01:00

    Following the European Union (EU) ruling that mandates USB Type-C as the charging port for all devices, one of the biggest markets in the world, India, has also joined the bandwagon. The Indian government has asked electronic manufacturers to switch to USB Type-C as the default charging port for all devices in the country by 2025.

    Samsung already offers USB Type-C ports on almost all its smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This move will greatly impact Apple iPhones, though, which are the only smartphones that feature a lightning port and not a USB-C port. However, the Indian government has set some exceptions. Apparently (via 91mobiles), feature phones, wearables, and hearables are exempt from adopting the USB Type-C port as the default charging port as it would “increase the input prices” making these devices expensive. The best thing is that the Indian government has set up a committee discussing a universal charger for wearables and hearables.

    Not only smartphones, but all future laptop models will also feature USB Type-C charging ports. If the charging power is greater than 15W, then manufacturers would be required to integrate USB Power Delivery. While smartphones and other gadgets have to comply with the new Indian mandate by 2025, laptop manufacturers have till 2026 to comply.

    This is a nice move by both the EU and the Indian government because different types of chargers for different devices not only create a fuss but also aren't helping the environment either. Also, this will cut down on a huge amount of electronic waste that is being produced because of different chargers.

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