HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 coming soon to charge select smartphones 40% faster

HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 coming soon to charge select smartphones 40  faster

HTC is getting ready to launch a universal USB charger that will allow select handsets to be powered up 40% faster than with regular chargers. Called HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 (and pictured above), the accessory uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology - which debuted last year on the Snapdragon 800 SoC, and is obviously included in newer chipsets, too.

While the HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 is compatible with all HTC smartphones, there aren’t that many which can benefit from its faster charging abilities. For now, HTC is listing the following models: HTC One (M8), HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition, HTC One (E8), HTC One remix, and HTC Desire EYE. It’s not clear if the HTC One (M8) for Windows is also included here.

At the moment, HTC isn’t saying exactly when the Rapid Charger 2.0 will be released, and neither how much it’s going to cost. Anyway, it’s probably safe to assume that its price will be roughly similar to the one of Motorola’s Turbo Charger, which is currently sold for $34.99.

It’s good to see that more and more companies are offering ultra-fast chargers for our smartphones, isn’t?

source: HTC via HTC Source

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25 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

I'd take the Turbo charger for the same price TBH

2. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 915; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Can anyone recommend a fast charger I would like to get a second one for my Note 4 but cant find any.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Buy the original at samsung. Com

3. Rager722

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Yes! Now my HTC one m8 will charge faster! The USB for HTC sucks though, its too short but if you go on amazon you can find a mirco USB 2.0 6in charger exclusively made by amazon for only 5 dollars! No cheap ish!

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

bring it on HTC!

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Although my one m8 lasts me 2 days at the end of the night consistantly, its charging while I'msleeping so i might not need it at the moment but if it comes at a reasonable price and it charges faster cause I think it charges from 0-100% in 2 hrs and 30 minutes exactly. Loving my m8.

8. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I use a 500mah Motorola Trac phone charger to charge my M8. It takes 5-6 hours to charge, better for the battery, like a car battery a trickle charge gets the battery charged more completely. I also run it til it shuts off before I charge.

22. CruiseGuy

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Just an FYI, its really bad for the new batteries to be run till they shut off. That was the best way to handle all your past batteries, but that is not good for the new Lithium Ion ones. They prefer multiple charges and can be topped off at any time. Now if you have an old battery, then that is the way to go. I used to do that too but not any more.

7. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol any charge 2.0 amp with charge your phone fast...

13. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Not if doesn't have qualcomms quick charge 2.0

17. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

you dont know what your talking right?

19. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Well actually he does. I've had a Note II which came with a 2A charger and even when i use it on my Moto G the charging time is drastically decreased (by about half hour) when compared to a 1A standard charger. I agree that the phones which support Quick Charge technology will charge faster but using a higher current charger would shorten the charging time too. The real difference isn't as much noticeable before 60% charge but the later stages of charging is slower than the initial and that's when you'd feel the difference between the two...

21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yeah i agree that using a charger wth higher current rating will charge faster than the 1A charger BUT not faster than this "rapid charger" that used in phone that supports the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology...we are talking here about this Rapid Charger or Turbo charger or whatever they call it...

9. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I use Motorola turbo charger on my m8 and gets charged in 1 hr and 10 min usually. It is important to remove the cover or case to cool down the device. If the battery gets hot, it will slow charge.

10. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

LOL, watch the price of replacement OEM batteries go UP as people buy into the rapid charging myth. Yeah, it will charge your battery faster, at the expense of destroying it in the long run. Trickle charging is much better than fast charging.

23. CruiseGuy

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Who cares? You can buy a replacement battery for $10 online. Isn't our time worth more than saving or streching the life of a $30 OEM battery. Save an hour a day and lots of frustration by charging rapidly and then replace your battery a couple of months early. Much better idea than the time spent trickle charging. I don't want to sit around the house trickle charging my phone being late for an event to protect my inexpensive battery.

11. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No m7? :(

12. PhoneBuff

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

What happen if you use the new technology on older phones like M7 ?

14. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I'm using nexus 7 1st gen charger to charge my m7 and it takes about 2:15-2:30 hours to charge from 4-100%. Try getting that mate.

15. av911

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Is it really necessary to label it "universal USB charger"? How incompatible can this charger be? Just call it a USB charger. /rant

16. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

you have to promote what's new in the same old stuff.

18. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

hopefully it works with the M8 with WP. I can`t really see why not, identical hardware, just different software

20. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

i love it htc and buy it for my m8

24. Tolooei

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

htc charger is the best .

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Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 2014

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