Qualcomm

Exisiting technology helps supported devices charge up to 40 percent faster

Qualcomm today in a blog post detailed a feature we haven't talked much about -- Quick Charge 1.0. It's part of a Snapdragon-powered phone's power management and, on paper, allows it to "charge up to 40 percent faster than older phones."

It's all done with existing USB hardware on supported phones -- nothing new to buy. So if you've noticed that a Snapdragon-powered phone you bought in 2012 is charging faster than one from 2011, Quick Charge 1.0 is part of the reason why.

We've got a list of supported devices after the break, and be sure to hit the source link for Qualcomm's full post.

Source: Qualcomm

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

  • 8X
  • 8S
  • 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

Nokia

  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 822
  • Lumia 920T

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
  • Ativ S
  • 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
 
There are 23 comments

RPGX400 says:

Wait. Pantech produces the lumia 920, Really! 0.0 ?? -__- you probably want to fix that bullet point.

KQ9 says:

Heh yea its supposed to be under Nokia

mintvilla says:

I havent noticed any increase in charge speed

xorg says:

My GSIII does charge faster than my GSII did.

I think I saw a setting for it somewhere in the sg3 settings. Don't have phone on me..

djluis48 says:

Pretty surprised that the S3 US Variants doesn't support it, considering that they have the Snapdragon S4 Plus.

ekt8750 says:

It's on the supported list. Phil only copied have of the list in the post. I almost had a stroke when I didn't see it there too but it's listed on Qualcomm's site

eagle328 says:

Samsung

Galaxy Express

Galaxy Rugby Pro

Galaxy S Relay 4G

Galaxy S III

Galaxy S III Progre

Galaxy Victory 4G

Ativ S

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

djluis48 says:

Yeah, was kind of shocking. Glad it wasn't right lol.

Hey there. Look at that. Bullet point removed from Nokia. Crisis averted. Stand down the bombers.

Linebarrel86 says:

Haven't noticed.

Maybe ill use the BB charger with my DNA and will see some real results.

Derp. I see what happened now. List fixed. For reals this time.

biln says:

Hey stop it. Phil is allowed 1 mistake an hour along with the rest of them. That seems to be the going rate on here these days.

vbwake19 says:

I always thought it charged faster (S3). Good to have proof. Thanks AC

Jaggrey says:

Weird the One S, VX, and Evo 4G LTE are there but not the One X.

weirdia says:

If I'm not mistaken, the One X is mostly using Tegra, except for the AT&T US (LTE) version, which has Snapdragon. I would guess the AT&T One X has this feature, and maybe just got left off the list.

Phonemaya says:

Samsung announced the new REX series of smartphones!

http://phonemaya.com/News/General/samsung-launches-the-new-rex-series-of...

return_0 says:

Wow! I'd love to know about this 2.8-inch phone that doesn't seem to have a Qualcomm processor and doesn't even run Android!

hmmm says:

Is this hard on the battery? Usually you don't get something for nothing. Do they figure people own these for around two years so they sacrifice the life of the battery figuring people won't care?

worldsoutro says:

Battery is only $40. I don't think it matters too much

Kylecore says:

Sooo the htc one xl doesn't support it? Pretty sure it's the same chipset as the north American s3...

darnocs says:

What's the practical point of this? Qualcomm is telling us about something that is already in our modern phones, so we can compare them to the phones we don't have anymore?

danwat1234 says:

What does battery charge rate have to do with Qualcomm silicon??
Your bottleneck is the 1 amp (5 watts) from a USB 3.0 connector, or a bit more from some beefy USB power ports that plug into the wall.
Yes you need circuitry to monitor incoming voltage, current, battery temperature and perhaps internal resistance but what does charge rate have to do with chips? It's not a specialized technology, it doesn't take high tech hardware to manage a single cell lithium battery.