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
 

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Qualcomm details Quick Charge 1.0, available on more than 70 devices

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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?

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

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?

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.