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Qualcomm quick charge tech gains traction

Qualcomm quick charge tech gains traction
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Qualcomm Incorporated says its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has made significant progress in expanding the deployment and adoption of its Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

According to the wireless technology company, since the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, many of the latest flagship smartphones were equipped with the latest generation of Quick Charge, including the newly announced HTC 10.

Quick Charge 3.0 employs Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), a new algorithm developed by Qualcomm Technologies, designed to allow portable devices the ability to determine what power level to request at any point in time for optimum power transfer, while maximizing efficiency.

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According to Qualcomm, with Quick Charge 3.0, you can charge a typical phone from zero up to 80 percent in roughly 35 minutes compared to conventional mobile devices without Quick Charge. This new generation of Quick Charge is up to 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient than the previous version and maintains forward and backward compatibility with previous versions of Quick Charge. Like previous generations, Quick Charge 3.0 is connector agnostic, able to be implemented with USB Type-A, USB micro, USB Type-C or proprietary connectors.[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]According to Qualcomm, with Quick Charge 3.0, you can charge a typical phone from zero up to 80 percent in roughly 35 minutes compared to conventional mobile devices without Quick Charge.[/quote]

Quick Charge technology is being integrated into devices in several product categories including: Smartphones such as the HTC 10, LeEco Le MAX Pro, LG G5, Xiaomi Mi 5 and power banks from APE Technology, DBK, Elecjar, RAVPower, Voxlink, and more

“We’ve found that as consumer demand for greater battery life increases, phone battery size continues to grow as well,” Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. says. “Since larger batteries naturally take longer to charge, a strong ecosystem supporting Quick Charge technology is critical to ensure the best possible user experience.”

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