What is the point in owning a smartphone with impressive specs but sporting an unimpressive battery life. And worse still, one that takes an eternity to charge. Most recent smartphone launches today offer wireless chargers, but in my opinion, they serve as better distracters to the real problem at hand (slow charging) by showcasing their convenience of use. Hopefully, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 may be all you’ll ever need. Qualcomm has just introduced the updated version of its fast charging tech Qualcomm Quick Charge which is capable of reducing the time taken to recharge smartphones, tablets, and other consumer electronic goods by as much as seventy five percent!
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
With more and more powerful devices landing in the hands of consumers today, the need for a better battery or at least a better charging device is on the rise. Devices with larger screens, featuring HD displays or multi core CPUs tend to carry bigger batteries to the extent that today there are devices packing as much as 3000mAh capacities. Bigger batteries may last longer, but then think about how long its going to take to recharge them. Wireless chargers may not help in such situations.
And with so much multi tasking happening in our lives, we often realize that our device needs recharging only when we’ve come to the point where there’s barely a trickle of life left in it. And that’s when we also realize that we need to do go out to complete some urgent work. And our trust worthy smartphone will just happen to die on us when we turn on the GPS to know if we are heading in the right direction. You know how these things play out!
Using a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled device with a Quick Charge 2.0 certified power adapter has known to lessen charging times drastically, which is the best news for consumers. In a lab testing of a 3000 mAh battery powered device it was found that it went from 0% to 60% charge in just 30 minutes, while a conventional charger was able to deliver only 12% charge in that same time.
Quick Charge 2.0 certified devices are just starting to land in various markets. In Japan wireless operators KDDI and NTT DOCOMO are said to have recently introduced devices that include Quick Charge 2.0 support. Other regions will see the supported chargers in the following weeks and months. Quick Charge 2.0 support is available in many devices powered by the latest Snapdragon 800 series, 600 series and 400 series processors. At present, Quick Charge 2.0 is compatible with the following devices and certified accessories.
- Fujitsu Arrows NX
- HTC Butterfly 2
- HTC One (M8)
- Samsung GALAXY Note 4
- Samsung GALAXY Note Edge
- Samsung GALAXY S5 (Japan)
- Sharp Aquos Zeta
- Sony Xperia Z2
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- Xiaomi Mi3
- Xiaomi Mi4
- Moto X
- Sharp Aquos Tab
- Sony Xperia Z2
- Sony Z3 Tablet Compact
- Dongguan Aohai Power Technology A58-502000
- Incipio Single Port USB Car Charger (PW-203)
- KDDI AU AC Adapter 05
- NTT DOCOMO AC Adapter 05
- Power Partners AC Adapter (PEAW30-12-USB)
- Powermod Car Charger (VPAUSB-QC20PMD)
- Powermod Wall Charger (TCUSB-QC20PMD)
- Puregear Car Charger (05821PG)
- Puregear Wall Charger
- Ventev Car Charger (541234)
- Verus Peripheral (KSC15B1200150D5)
- Xiaomi MDY-3-EB
- Feature Integration Technology (F75299)
- Power Integrations CHY100
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 at Work
What do you think of Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology?