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A standard type of USB connector that was - at one time - commonly found on phones, cameras, and similar small devices, for connecting those devices to computers and other devices.

Mini-USB is one of several sizes and types of USB connectors. Mini-USB has generally been replaced by the smaller micro-USB on new devices as of 2013. Almost no new devices include the Mini size connector.

See: Micro-USB

The most common use was 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.

Last updated Feb 18, 2015 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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