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Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3.0

by on15 September 2015

From zero to 80 per cent in 35 minutes

Qualcomm has announced a successor to the Quick Charge 2.0 standard with the inventive and original name Quick Charge 3.0. 

This new charging standard can charge a typical phone from zero to 80 percent in about 35 minutes. 

Qualcomm claims that a conventional mobile device without Quick Charge may typically require almost an hour and a half. Quick Charge 2.0 available with Snapdragon 810 is quite fast already. 

Qualcomm claims that in its laboratory it charged a 3300 mAh battery with a Quick Charge 2.0 charger and phone from zero to 60 percent in 30 minutes.

Devices using a conventional 5 volt 1 ampere charger gain just 12 percent in 30 minutes. The San Diego wireless giant claims that Quick Charge 3.0 is twice as faster than the first Quick Charge 1.0 technology.

The Quick Charge 3.0 is more efficient than the 2.0. While Quick Charge 2.0 offers four charging voltages at 5V, 9V, 12V and 20V, Quick Charge 3.0 provides flexibility with 200mV increments from 3.6V to 20V. Version 3.0 capable charger can deliver power more efficiently and minimise the charging losses.

Good news it that a few chipsets support the Quick Charge 3.0 including Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430. Most of these chipsets and the devices will appear in the first half of 2016.

According the Qualcomm own video that is featured down below, the 2750 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 will get your phone to 71 percent, Quick Charge 2.0 gets it to 63 percent and conventional to 18 percent in 30 minutes.

This means that Quick Charge 3.0 is only slightly better than the Quick Charge 2.0 but hey, it is an improvement.

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