Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 is about to hit the consumer market bringing up to 75% faster charging to devices. The rollout is heading to Japan first with NTT Docomo’s users getting first dibs at chargers with the technology enabled. However, the technology will not be available to all devices but only those which have it. This parthas been taken care of Qualcomm as it has embedded it in its line of smartphone processors spanning the Snapdragon 400, 600 and 800 processors which means a large variety of current devices will be Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 capable. In addition, the processor manufacturer has also offered stand-alone integrated circuit design to manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony. The HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy s5 are some of the first devices to support the quick charge technology.
The technology allows up to 60 watts to charge a device which is up to six times higher than Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 1.0 which was able to deliver 10 watts, which not only allows faster charging for smaller devices like smartphones and tablets but also allows larger devices such as the upcoming super-slim Intel laptops which the company announced at the recent Computex exhibition.
The selling point of Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 is that you don’t have to change the way you charge your phone. Everything is the same except the speed. We’ll have to wait to see which current devices get Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support when manufacturers start releasing chargers supporting the technology later this year.