The Universal Charging Solution will enable the creation of one-size-fits-all chargers that can be used on any future phone, according to the ITU.
The standard is based on input from the GSM Association, which expects the shift to eliminate 51,000 tons of redundant chargers, or 13.6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Based on Micro-USB, the new chargers will also be energy efficient.
Agreement reached on Micro-USB as universal phone charger
Posted on Monday, Oct 26 2009 @ 18:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET reports the International Telecommunication Union has reached an agreement on the standardization of cell phone chargers. The UN branch approved a new Universal Charging Solution that is based on the Micro-USB connector: