Qualcomm Introduces Quick Charging 3.0

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Good old Quick Charging. Plug in your phone (if compatible with Quick Charge 2.0) and leave it there for 30 minutes and you’ll get at least 75% battery life. Before that, Quick Charge 1.0 provided 40 percent faster charging rate than normal charging. A helpful little feature when you need that extra charge before going out to a night on the town or just to the store a couple miles from you. Qualcomm has announced Quick Charge 3.0, the fastest and most efficient charging to date, which will recharge your phone up to four times faster than conventional charging. That’s twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0, and 38% more efficient that Quick Charge 2.0.

Qualcomm has created an algorithm that will allow portable devices to determine the appropriate power level to request at any point in time, enabling optimum power transfer thanks to Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV). Wider voltage options will be supported that will allow a device to dynamically adjust to the ideal voltage level. Voltage steps are in 200mV increments ranging from 3.6v to 20v, so your phone can choose one many power levels.

Quick Charge 3.0 is backwards compatible with Quick Charge 1.0 and Quick Charge 2.0. It’s compatible with USB Type A (a standard USB), micro USB which is what we use today for our phones, USB Type C, and proprietary connectors.

Next generation chargers will support Quick Charge 3.0 and will slowly phase out Quick Charging 2.0 chargers such as battery packs, car chargers, wall chargers and power controllers.

Quick Charge will come out in newer Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors including the Snapdragon 430, 617, 618, 620, and the 820. These processors will be out some time next year in OEMs phones and or tablets.

With Quick Charging 3.0 now a thing and being implemented in newer Snapdragon SoCs, which devices do you think will come with this new feature? Let us know by leaving your comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Qualcomm
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