Qualcomm details Quick Charge 1.0 technology, available in 70 devices

Qualcomm has revealed that 70 smartphones and tablets with Qualcomm chipsets inside them include a new technology called Quick Charge 1.0. It allows the smartphone batteries to charge much faster than normally.

Qualcomm states that normally a smartphone battery might take more than four hours to charge fully, but thanks to Quick Charge 1.0, the same smartphone battery can be charged in much less time.  Surprisingly, this is the first time we are hearing about this rapid charging technology, although phone with it have been available in the market for last many months.

“A phone with Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 can charge up to 40% faster than older phones. A phone without Quick Charge 1.0 could be stuck plugged in charging for more than four hours. With Quick Charge 1.0, the same phone can reach its full charge in three hours or less. The less time you spend charging your mobile device, the more time you get to use it; your mobile device becomes truly mobile,” Qualcomm noted in a blog post.

The company also revealed the Qualcomm Quick Charge need no change at charger end and can work with existing wall chargers, USB cables etc. as it is offered as an integrated circuit that is built into a smartphone or tablet and interfaces to the usual USB connector.

Some Android devices with Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 support

Acer Cloudmobile S500

Asus Padfone

Casio: G’zOne TYPE-L CAL21, Medias X N-07D, MEDIAS U N-02E, MEDIAS U N-02E ONE PIECE, Disney Mobile on docomo N-03E, MEDIAS TAB UL N-08D

Fujitsu: Arrows A 101F, Arrows ef FJL21, Regza Phone T-02D, ARROWS Kiss F-03E

HTC: Droid DNA, Evo 4G LTE, One S, One VX, One SV, HTC J butterfly HTL21

Huawei: Ascend HW-01E, Stream

Kyocera: Digno S KYL21

LG: Escape, Mach, Motion 4G, Nexus 4, Optimus G, Optimus it, Optimus Vu 2, Spectrum 2, Optimus Regard, Optimus LIFE L-02E

Motorola: Atrix HD LTE, Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR M, Electrify M, Photon Q 4G LTE, Droid RAZR Maxx HD

Panasonic Eluga Power P-07D

Pantech: Flex, Vega PTL21, Vega Racer 2 LTE

Samsung: Galaxy Express, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy S Relay 4G, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III Progre, Galaxy Victory 4G, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (LTE), Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (LTE), Galaxy Tab 7.7 Plus

Sharp: Aquos Phone Series, Aquos Phone Serie SHL21, Aquos Phone si SH-01E, Aquos Phone sv SH-10D, Aquos Phone Xx 106SH, Aquos Phone Zeta, Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, SH-01E Vivienne Westwood, PANTONE 6 200SH, AQUOS PAD SHT21

Sony: Xperia AX SO-01E, Xperia GX SO-04, Xperia SX SO-05D, Xperia TL, Xperia T, Xperia VL SOL21

Xiaomi: MI2, Mi2

ZTE: Grand X LTE, Flash

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