At this point we’re all pretty used to QuickCharge 2.0 and the super fast charging speeds you can get. When Qualcomm introduced the QuickCharge 2.0 standard it quickly became a necessary staple of pretty much every flagship device. All of that is about to change as Qualcomm just announced the new QuickCharge 3.0 standard! The upside on the tech is that the new standard uses Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), which is described as a “new algorithm developed by Qualcomm Technologies, designed to allow portable devices the ability to determine what power level to request at any point in time for optimum power transfer.” In plain English this means that your phone will be able to go from 0 to 80% in about 35 minutes. That is pretty damn impressive in my opinion.
In addition to the super fast charge, the 3.0 standard is 38% more efficient than Q2.0 and also takes additional steps to protect your battery’s life cycle. The QC3.0 standard will also be backwards compatible with the previous quick-charge versions and will also work with USB Type-C. All OEMs should be able to easily implement the new standard as it features minimal changes from QC2.0. It looks like we will have the new standard with the next generation of Snapdragon processors, including the 820. Surely the Galaxy S7 and other early 2016 flagships will include this new tech. Who’s excited to get even faster charge? When can we get longer battery life too?
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