Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 with INOV Technology promises faster smartphone charging than ever before
Everybody loathes that low battery message. The power draining activities we do with our phones have resulted in many of us carrying power banks with us wherever we go to ensure that we always stay connected. But the charging takes ages and in the end we unplug our phones when they are barely full. Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 3.0 seeks to solve our mobile charging problems by increasing the charging speed by 40 percent.
The typical smartphone take one and a half hours to take in 80 percent charge – the recommended charge level for complete multitasking activities. With Quick Charge 3.0 it would take 35 minutes. Quick Charge technology allows higher levels of current to flow to the battery for maximized charging. Newer versions of quick charge transfer power at higher rates by ensuring that batteries are charged at higher voltages.
The main difference between Quick Charge 3.0 and earlier versions of Quick Charge is that it allows a wide range of voltage requests (3.2v to 20v) thanks to the new INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage). The voltage increases by 200mV. INOV also allows the device to adjust charging voltage throughout the charging process. This maintains a relatively high charging current and the charging speed remains high throughout.
|Quick Charge 3.0||Quick Charge 2.0||Quick Charge 1.0|
|Voltages||3.2v – 20v dynamic||5V / 9V/ 12V||5V|
|SoCs||Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617, and 430||Snapdragon 200, 400, 410, 615, 800, 801, 805, 808 and 810||Snapdragon 600|
Quick Charge works with devices powered by Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430 chipsets and to use the latest version (3.0) Qualcomm says you need to get its newest Quick Charger for that. Smartphones that come out of the box with Quick Charge 3.0 don’t need to worry about that aspect.
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