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A standard type of USB connector, often found on phones, for connecting phones to computers and other devices.

The most common use is connecting a phone to a computer, although some phones support charging via USB and/or connecting the phone directly to a printer.

See: USB

Some phones also have a proprietary way to support audio (for headsets) via this connector as well.

Mini-USB is a larger type of connector. The smaller Micro-USB connector had become more popular on newer phones.

See: Micro-USB

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