Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology can get an average device from 0% to 60% in just under 30 minutes and if that seems amazing to you then you have another thing coming. Qualcomm today launched its Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology which further reduces the time required to fill up the battery.
The third generation of this technology employs Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), a new algorithm from Qualcomm Technologies, that’s designed to allow mobile devices to decide what power level to request at any given time for optimum power transfer.
The company claims that Quick Charge 3.0 can charge a typical smartphone from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes as compared to conventional devices without Quick Charge which might require over an hour and a half to reach the same level.
Qualcomm says that Quick Charge 3.0 is 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 with additional steps to help protect battery cycle life. When used with the company’s latest advanced parallel charging configurations the new technology can charge up to 2x faster than Quick Charge 1.0 and reduce power dissipation by up to 45%.
It will be featured as an option on select Qualcomm Snapdragon processors such as the Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430, Quick Charge 3.0 is likely to become available in commercial devices by next year.