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By 26 July 2017 | Categories: news

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If you've purchased a piece of hardware in the past year, smartphone in particular, it's likely sporting a USB Type-C port. The new standard has begun making its way across devices in the last couple of years, with manufacturers opting for the new port due to its ease of use. 

USB Type-C is still evolving though, with a new specification arriving for the port named USB 3.2. It's being brought to the fore by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, according to The Verge, which comprises of companies like Apple, HP, Intel and Microsoft to name a few.  

What makes USB 3.2 noteworthy? Well one of the big new features is the support for multi-lane data transfer, This will essentially give the new specification the ability to facilitate either two lanes of 5 Gbps or 10 Gbps data transfer. It's also said to be faster than its USB 3.0 predecessor. 

You'll have to wait to get your hands on a device sporting the new specification, however, with manufacturers yet to officially put the standard into practice. As such, the devices revealed at CES and MWC next year will likely be touting the new specification.

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