Qualcomm addresses USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0 [updated]
There's been some discussion about the HTC 10 and LG G5 using Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology through the USB Type-C connector. In particular, Google's Benson Leung — a popular USB Type-C evangelist of sorts — has expressed concern over the USB Type-C specification, and many have expressed safety concerns about mixing the two technologies.
We reached out to Qualcomm for an official statement, and they replied.
While this doesn't directly address any violations of the USB Type-C specifications, it certainly sounds like the devices in question are engineered to be safe and charge rapidly via Quick Charge over the USB Type-C connector. It's also worth noting that both the phones and the chargers themselves have been UL listed and CE Mark certified as safe when used as directed.
As always, we recommend that you use the charging components provided by the manufacturer or certified replacement equipment at all times. Some of our phones can draw enough current to be dangerous if not used correctly. Be safe.
Update 11 a.m. ET April 25: HTC has sent out a couple comments on all this:
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