By fall 2024, USB Type-C will become the common charging port for all phones, tablets, and cameras sold in Europe - the deal was made today between EU members, Parliament, and Council.

The EU published the reached deal in a press release today. The statement underlines that this new rule will make it possible for consumers to no longer need a different charging device and cable every time they purchase a new phone, and can use only one charger for portable electronic devices.

On top of that, buyers will be able to choose whether they want to buy new electronic equipment with or without a charger. Additionally, the new rule will help everyone save up to 250 million Euro a year, which would have gone to buying chargers, according to the European Union.

The EU has now given manufactures until the fall of 2024 to implement the new rule. In case you're curious, the new rule applies to mobile phones, but also tablets, e-readers, earbuds, digital cameras, headphones, handheld video-game consoles and portable speakers!