Qualcomm has announced Quick Charge 3.0 with their latest lineup of SoCs including Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430. These processors will only be available in devices that would go on sale sometime end of this year or by the beginning of next year. Quick Charge has been one of the most talked about features of the new SoCs and one that the consumers have genuinely liked and felt the need for given how much of a utility our phones have become for us.
Qualcomm was the first brand to introduce quick charge as a concept to the masses and they have now taken it to a new level with Quick Charge 3.0. With Quick Charge 3.0, users can expect up to 4 times the speed of charging as compared to conventional regular chargers and an efficiency of more than about 35%.
Qualcomm Quick Charge is completely backward compatible too and will bring flexibility of step voltage too for OEMs to pick up. Quick Charge 2 only used to allow four steps of voltages while charging including: 5V, 9V, 12V and 20V while Quick Charge 3.0 will bring increments as low as 200 mV from 3.6V to 20V. The technology is also charger agnostic so you will be able to use it with USB type-A, USB type C or Micro USB. Not just normal wall chargers, there will be accessories such as car chargers as well as portable chargers that will be available soon with Quick Charge 3.0.
Via: Fone Arena