Just recently we featured a post detailing Quick Charge 1.0 of Qualcomm which cuts down on the time you have to spend charging your device by as much as 40%. Today, the company has announced an upgrade to this technology which they call as Quick Charge 2.0 which reduces the amount of time charging by as much as 75% compared to devices without it.
The company wants to make your mobile experience better by letting you spend less time charging the device and more time using it. Quick Charge 2.0 is offered to device manufacturers in two solutions. It can be a standalone IC chip that manufacturers can simply add to the design of their products. It is also part of the power management integrated circuit of the Snapdragon 800 processor. A quick charge compatible charger is also needed for this technology to work.
In tests done by the company they have discovered that tablets that normally charge for 7 hours were now able to achieve full charge in less than 3 hours. The best part of this is that the technology is backwards and forwards compatible. This means that anyone can use a Quick Charge 1.0 charger on a Quick Charge 2.0 device or use a Quick Charge 2.0 charger on a quick Charge 1.0 device.
The company also announced that they will soon be making Quick Charge 2.0 standard in micro-USB AC/DC wall chargers. They are currently working with major AC/DC chipset suppliers and their AC/DC power supply partners to make the technology widely available.
Devices and chargers with this technology are seen to become widely available starting this 2014. Devices using the Snapdragon 800 processor will come with this by default. This new processor of the company consumes a very little amount of power making you spend less time charging.