Qualcomm brags about its Quick Charge 1.0 Snapdragon tech that tops up your phone 40% faster

Qualcomm brags about its Quick Charge 1.0 Snapdragon tech that tops up your phone 40% faster
Qualcomm just issued a press release reminding us why a lot of modern smartphones seem to be charging much faster than before. Turns out the culprit is none other but the Quick Charge 1.0 tech that Qualcomm acquired when it bought Summit Microelectronics last year, and immediately put it to good use in its newer Snapdragon processors.

The rapid juicing technology is being already used on phones like the Droid DNA, Lumia 920 or the Nexus 4, and without it those phones would have charged for more than four hours, while now the total time is less than three.

Qualcomm says that Quick Charge 1.0 allowed for up to 40% faster charging of these devices, and it is with existing USB cables and wall chargers, rather than proprietary ones that Sony uses for fast-charging some members of its Xperia line.

source: Qualcomm

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13 Comments

1. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Apple would've released an entirely new generation of devices marketed entirely around this. +1 Qualcomm for actual innovation and humbleness

11. samashok

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Apple Sucks.... wish apple gets erased from the face of the Earth....

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

"The rapid juicing technology is being already used on phones like the Droid DNA, Lumia 920 or the Nexus 4, and without it those phones would have charged for more than four hours, while now the total time is less than three." My Note2 with the massive 3100 mAh battery is full-charged for about 2.5 - 2.75 hours without it. But fast charging is not always good for battery long living.

4. Aeires unregistered

I thought about battery life as well but when you take into consideration the newer battery technology and how most people keep phones for only a couple of years, shouldn't be that bad. Even if it does diminish overall battery performance near the end, batteries are a lot cheaper than they used to be.

8. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Exactly. By having a removable battery this isn't an issue at all really.

6. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Exactly my Note 2 also charges very fast and we are not using "Quick Charge 1.0", so yeah maybe Qualcomm made something good but Samsung too. The good thing here is that we are reaching new and better technologies, and Qualcomm/Samsung are in the scene.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

My galaxy s3 fully charges in around 1.5hrs without this

5. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

PORIDH

7. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Agree that S3 is one of the best android available in market; but still it does not hold true to charge the battery fully in 1.5 hours ..

9. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

It's pretty close believe it or not. Mine charged up pretty quick

10. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Quad Core? Cause mine takes forever. One of the reasons I got an extra battery. US GS3 here. Daul Core.

12. nexus718

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

No wonder, because my nexus 4 charger in about 2 hours and 15 min according to battery widget reborn

13. samsungcaptivateglide777

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 22, 2012

To bad its not for the S3 chips...

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