Qualcomm To Charge 80% A Smartphone In 35 Minutes
Now Qualcomm who has been losing market share due to their processors overheating has moved to deliver fast charging as a standard feature in their processors.
The new Qualcomm technology is called Quick Charge 3.0, and it’s 38 per cent more efficient than its predecessor. Qualcomm claims it’ll take a mobile from zero battery to an 80 per cent charge in just 35 minutes, in comparison a current model smartphone without Quick Charge, takes about an hour and a half depending on the size of a battery.
Like Quick Charge 2.0, it’ll come built into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, namely the Snapdragon 820.
According to Qualcomm, a new Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) algorithm lets your mobile “determine what power level to request at any point in time for optimum power transfer, while maximising efficiency”.
Compared to Quick Charge 2.0, it will also reduce power dissipation by up to 45 per cent. Which should hopefully help our phones last longer in the first place.
“We are significantly enhancing the capabilities and benefits offered by Quick Charge 3.0 to bring robust fast charging technology to all,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“Quick Charge 3.0 addresses a primary consumer challenge with today’s mobile devices in helping users restore battery life quickly and efficiently, and does so through leading technology and a robust ecosystem including leading device and accessory OEMs.”
Quick charging tech is all well and good, but it’s really just something to tide us over until the problem of short battery life is solved. Whoever cracks that is going to make a fortune.
Quick Charge 3.0 will be available in phones from next year. As well as the Snapdragon 820 chipset, it will be in the Snapdragon 620, 618, 617 and 430.