The Quick Charge 3.0 will Charge your Phone from 0% to 80% in just 35 minutes
Qualcomm has just announced its next-gen Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which can charge a typical phone from zero to 80 percent in about 35 minute. The new tech will be featured in the company’s next line of Snapdragon processors, including the Snapdragon 820 which is set to arrive next year.
“Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered to refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging,” Qualcomm said in its Snapdragon Blog. “It is designed to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and to be 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Now consumers can spend even less time charging, and can grab and go more quickly.”
What’s new in Quick Charge 3.0 is something called Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV). According to the company, INOV is a new algorithm “which allows your portable device to determine what power level to request at any point in time, enabling optimum power transfer while maximizing efficiency.”
Qualcomm claims that Quick Charge 3.0 helps improve fast charging by up to 27% and alleviates power dissipation by up to 45% when compared to Quick Charge 2.0.
In addition to the Snapdragon 820, the company lists the Snapdragon 620, 618, 617 and 430 that will receive Quick Charge 3.0 as well. They are all set to debut in phones next year.
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