MHL is a very handy technology for mirroring the content of your smartphone screen on any large display. After MHL 3.0, the MHL consortium has launched the next generation standard – SuperMHL, which will support up to 8K displays and 40 Watts of power charging.
The Super MHL connector will be reversible connector which can be used to connect mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray Disc players, AVRs, streaming media sticks and other source devices to TVs and displays.
SuperMHL supports Micro-USB (Source), USB Type-C (Source), Proprietary connectors (Source), HDMI Type-A (Sinks) and superMHL connector (Sources and Sinks) connectors.
Commenting on the launch of superMHL, Rob Tobias, president, MHL, LLC, said, “MHL enables consumers to share what they love – photos, videos, music and ideas – with the world around them. Our goal is to make content more meaningful and accessible. With the release of superMHL, consumers can experience content beyond resolution, focus on the picture instead of the pixels, and live in a world where TVs are truly windows into the future.”
Features of superMHL Include:
- Delivery of up to 8K 120fps video
- Deep Color support up to 48-bit color depths
- Wider color gamut to view content the way filmmakers intended
- High- Dynamic Range (HDR) support to strike the perfect balance of bright spectral highlights along with shadow details
- Immersive surround sound with support for object audio such as Dolby Atmos, DTS- UHD, 3D audio, and an audio-only mode
- Advanced connectivity configurations to link multiple MHL devices together (TV, AVR, Blu-ray player) and control them via one remote
- Power charging up to 40W
- Content on multiple displays when connecting a single device
- New reversible superMHL connector
- New support for the MHL Alt Mode for the USB Type- C specification