If you’re a Xperia fan, you might need to wait a bit longer for that fancy new USB Type-C port.  At a technology workshop in Taipei this week, Sony responded to questions about the adoption of the newly-standardized connector on their future smartphones.

The program manager at Sony Mobile’s Tokyo project office, Takeshi Nitta, reaffirmed that they are currently investigating USB Type-C, but that they need more time to migrate over from the older USB standard.

According to Focus Taiwan, “Nitta admitted that using USB Type-C port will not contribute in the near term to Sony Mobile’s target of achieving thinner and lighter smartphone designs, which he said count more on reducing the thickness of camera modules and displays.”

So, fashion over function?  And isn’t Sony’s flagship thin enough?

USB Type-C is said to bring faster charging, faster data transfer, reversible connecting, and a unified port that handles power, data, and display.  It is assumed that the new connector will debut on upcoming Android M devices, as it was discussed at Google I/O this year.

Do you agree with Sony’s stance to put USB Type-C on the back burner while they make more substantial components thinner?


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  1. I really don’t understand the desire of manufacturers to produce thinner phones. Thinner phones will always compromise the capacity of the battery, even if they manage to squeeze in a large battery, you always know it’ll be that little bit bigger if they didn’t create a thinner phone than the last generation. I would have preferred a USB type C port over a thinner phone any day!

    • I think most would agree with you, I certainly do. I had a Z3 and it was already very thin, don’t why you would push it more. IMO, Sony is just being lazy and wants to push off redesigning for the new connector.

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