Little is understood about Asus’ subsequent flagship handset, however the firm has just about confirmed that the smartphone will embrace a USB Type-C port.
USB Type-C is the best way to go, Asus chair Jonney Shih informed TrustedReviews. Shih stated that buyers will see the reply when the ZenFone 3 arrives, he stated.
As to why there wasn’t a USB Type-C port on the ZenFone 2 launched earlier this yr, Shih pointed to the price. Asus by no means solely considers simply the price of delivering applied sciences particularly units, based on Shih.
“We all the time take into consideration the fee and the worth on the similar time,” stated Shih.
It is extra of a problem with timing, a matter of discovering what time is true to launch which new applied sciences, in response to Shih. Asus needs to be forward, however typically being too far forward could be disastrous.
“In order that’s our strategy,” stated Shih. “We’re nonetheless not like Apple. [Apple] can all the time attempt to lead in a really aggressive method. We want to be extra aggressive than different rivals, however typically we additionally have to be a bit bit sensible. Make the commerce-off, frankly talking.”
The USB Type-C spec has gained help throughout gamers of tech industries, together with AMD, Google, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Foxconn and a ton of different corporations.
The spec has been adopted by Google, Apple and OnePlus. Asus has been an enormous a part of the huge group effort that went into the event of USB Type-C, a lot that there have been whispers that the corporate invented the spec.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber discovered the water heating round him earlier this yr when he claimed that ‘knowledgeable little birdies’ advised him Apple invented USB Type-C. Gruber, nevertheless, later eased off of the suggestion.
“It was a quick apart,” said Gruber. “I definitely did not imply to suggest that no different corporations contributed to the ultimate spec. Solely that from what I have been advised, Apple should be getting (and taking) credit score because the main firm behind USB-C’s improvements.”
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