Qualcomm announces more smartphones with Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 (QC 3.0) technology promises to recharge a limping smartphone back to life in very little time. For example, a smartphone with QC 3.0 support and a 2750 mAh battery can charge from 0 to 80 percent in 35 minutes compared to just 20 percent in 35 minutes from a standard 5V/1A conventional charger. More devices and accessories will be certified for QC 3.0 in the coming months.
Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 617 with Quick Charge 3.0
QC 3.0 is currently already supported on a number of existing and upcoming smartphones including the General Mobile GM5+, HTC One A9, HTC 10, HP Elite x3, LeTV Le Max Pro, LG G5, and the Nuans Neo. Nonetheless, Qualcomm has pointed out that devices with Snapdragon 617 or 820 SoCs are already equipped with the necessarily hardware for QC 3.0, though it will be up to the manufacturers themselves to unlock the feature for its users.
Quick Charge 3.0 is faster and more efficient
Qualcomm has developed its own in-house algorithm called Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) for safe and efficient charging. The manufacturer claims it to be an evolutionary step over QC 2.0 as the results promise to be 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient while remaining backwards compatible.