• Welcome to the all-new Windows Central Forums! - We're still moving some things around, so you may see a few quirks here and there, but we're working on getting things fully completed as soon as possible. For now, take a look around, and if you run into any major issues, please let us know in this thread!

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3.0 ?*from 0 to 80 percent in 35 minutes


Staff member
Dec 17, 2013

Qualcomm has announced the third version of its Quick Charge standard ? appropriately named Quick Charge 3.0 ?*which it says will allow compatible phones to go from dead to 80 percent charged in just 35 minutes. It'll debut on the Snapdragon 820 processor in 2016, and also be on a handful of other chipsets.
Quick Charge is Qualcomm's proprietary (but almost certainly also licensed) technology that allows a mobile device to smartly communicate with a charger so that it can safely and efficiently increase the charge rate. Initially available only on wall plugs, Quick Charge is now found on vehicle chargers as well as external battery packs.
Microsoft's upcoming flagship ? running the Snapdragon 808 SoC ? will leverage Quick Charge 2.0, with future devices able to take advantage of the new charging standard.
In addition to the Snapdragon 820 processor, Quick Charge 3.0 will be available on the Snapdragon 620, 618, 617 and 430 platforms.

Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...