Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 oficially announced: more flexible and faster than Quick Charge 2.0


Earlier today, Qualcomm announced some finishing tidbits of info about its Snapdragon 820 chipset and its LTE/Wi-Fi connectivity features in particular. Spoiler alert, the chipset will be pretty well-endowed in this aspect, but this is not the only new aspect of the phone that broke cover of recent. The chip maker also announced the debut of Quick Charge 3.0, which will make its first appearance along with the Snapdragon 820 chipset.

Of course, the nitty gritty of Qualcomm's Quick Charge feature is the speedy charging of your device. In this particular key area, Quick Charge 3.0 does not seem like it will disappoint us - the manufacturer says the new rendition of its tech charges up to twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and 27% faster than Quick Charge 2.0. What does this mean, exactly? Simply put, you will be able your device's battery level from 0% to 80% in roughly 35 minutes. 

Quick Charge 3.0 is also 38% more efficient and "reduces power dissipation by up to 45%" when you pit it against its predecessor. But speedy charging is not the only highlight of Qualcomm's new charging tech. It's also the first technology of its kind that supports INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage), allowing the device equipped with it to determine the exact power level to draw for optimal power transfer to the battery. The voltage steps of said adjustments are vastly superior to the ones of Quick Charge 2.0 - while the latter can charge your phone at either 5V, 9V, 12V, or 20V, Quick Charge 3.0 allows for incremental 200mV steps between 3.6V and 20V, paving the way for more flexibility.

Quick Charge 3.0 will be backwards compatible with its previous versions and different charging connectors, most notably USB Type-C. The nifty new version of the charging tech will first appear on a whole squad of Snapdragon chipsets, like the upcoming 820, 620, 618, 617, and 430 ones. 

source: Qualcomm

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19 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

ahh for the flagships of 2016. i say galaxy S7.

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Nah, I say let the Samsung Galaxy S7 use an Exynos chipset. Let the chipset war begin!!!

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Even if it uses Exynos chip, Samsung will adopt its next SOC for Quick charge 3.0.

2. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

"from 0% to 80% in roughly 35 minutes", but what battery size? 5000mAh? 1700mAh?

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

In the video they use XIAOMI MI NOTE , so I say 3000 mah

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 920; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Am I the only one who thinks this wont help us getting bigger and longer lasting batteries in our phones?

6. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

No, but you're the only one asking such a stupid question. Quick charge is not about bigger batteries. Quick charge is about.. *wait for it* charging quicker.

7. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 920; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

No S##t. My point is the seem to don't mind putting smaller batteries in phones to make them smaller as long as they can charge them faster. Sorry your soo upset........

10. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

How can you blame Qualcomm for not putting bigger batteries in phones. They make SoC not phones and they can do nothing about what kind of batteries manufacturers put in their phones. What they can do is make them charge faster and they seem to do pretty good job at it. And I'm not upset bro why would I be ;)

8. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

It may actually help getting us bigger battery because the charging time of large batteries will become like the old smartphones with smaller battery . People may try avoiding big batteries if they see the charge will take hours .

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Galaxy S7, Xperia Z5 Ultra, Xperia Z6, Mi Note 2, Mi5, Note 6 etc. Here comes the waiting game.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Will it make my phone battery explode?

18. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

If you replace the battery with some cheapo Chinese battery that can't handle the high current it could explode and that's one of the good things of sealed non replaceable batteries making it harder to do that. But the battery life will be massively shortened using quick charge regularly meaning after 1 year of daily quick charges you could easily lose over 20% of battery capacity.

11. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

If quickcharging harmful to the battery ??

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no, as long as the battery support this tech

12. MSi_GS70 unregistered

What ? I havent even properly tried or used 2.0 fk sake! All t h ese things just becoming gommicks.. They will label it withhigher number and navies can't sleep to get it..

13. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I hope Huawei Nexus have this SD 820 + QC 3.0 or I'm gonna wait for a couple more months.

16. AZNHA unregistered

so .. have to put Z5 in KIV list haha

19. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 589; Member since: May 26, 2011

I can charge my Note 4 with a 3220 mah capacity battery from 0 to 100% in 95 minutes, so I'm good.

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