Imagine being able to get more than a full day’s use out of your phone with a 30-minute charge. It’d be a revolution considering it can take hours to fully charge some phones. But from next year, you won’t have to imagine.
Qualcomm, the world’s biggest mobile chip maker, has detailed its processors for next year, and they all include Quick Charge 3.0. The company says this new technology will let the typical smartphone charge from 0%-80% in just 35-minutes. On a Sony, which always claims a 2-day battery life, you’d get a day and a half’s use if you plug in for just half an hour.
Compared to Quick Charge 2.0, Qualcomm says Quick Charge 3.0 is 27% faster. It also says the new system will let phones automatically fine-tune the voltage they receive to optimise charging – which should be good news for your battery in the long term.
Quick Charge 3.0 is coming on all of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon processors, including the 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430 – that covers phones at every level of the budget spectrum. These chips will also bring support for USB Type-C.
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