In a surprising but welcome turn of events, the LG G4 now officially supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, the technology that helps Snapdragon-powered smartphones juice up faster. The G4 is now officially showing on Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 pages, and we've received confirmation from the smartphone's manufacturer as well.
The apparent lack of the Quick Charge feature — explicitly told to us at the launch in New York as not being on board the LG — was tempered slightly be the fact that you can swap out the G4's 3,000 mAh battery for a fresh one at your leisure. But it still was an odd omission. If we had to guess, it's probably just a matter of timing — the G4 is the first phone to use the Snapdragon 808 processor, and sometimes engineering readiness and launch dates don't always match up. It wouldn't be the first time. And we're still a number of weeks away from retail availability of the G4 here in the United States and elsewhere.
As for us, we've been using pre-production models (and software) of the G4. And while, yes, it charges faster thanks to the 1.8A wall wart, we haven't experienced the same sort of Quick Charge speeds we've enjoyed on the likes of the Moto X, Nexus 6, HTC One M8 and M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and others. Will a software update open things up for us before release? Or in time for the release versions? We'll have to see.
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