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A standard for connecting mobile devices (including phones and tablets) to large displays (including HD TVs and computer monitors.)

On a phone, SlimPort uses the phone's existing, standard micro-USB or USB Type-C connector. It does not require a dedicated connector.

See: Micro-USB

See: USB Type-C

The mobile device must specifically support SlimPort; not all phones with micro-USB or USB Type-C connectors support SlimPort.

A small SlimPort adaptor is required. SlimPort adaptors are designed to work with any display that supports industry-standard connectors; unlike phones, displays do not need to be specifically designed to work with SlimPort.

SlimPort adaptors are available for most popular types of display connectors, including standard HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA.

SlimPort supports full 1080p HD video and surround sound.

Last updated Oct 20, 2017 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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