Qualcomm quick charge technology powers more than 1000 mobile devices, accessories and controllers

Via Qualcomm News Room

Oct 23, 2018

Engineered to Enable Ecosystem to Deliver Superior Fast Charging Technology to a Multitude of Consumer Devices

Oct 22, 2018 HONG KONG

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced that its Qualcomm® 'Quick Charge' technology is now at the core of more than 1000 mobile devices, accessories and controllers, making it the most prevalent fast charging solution in the industry. After four generations, the Quick Charge technology'€™s rapidly growing ecosystem consists of more than 200 compatible mobile devices, 700 accessories and 100 controllers. On the device side this robust ecosystem means consumers have greater fast charging options when choosing their next smartphone, VR headset, wireless speaker, camera, power bank and more. For charging accessories, consumers have a variety of wall and car chargers, battery banks, USB hubs, and others to choose from, widely available at competitive prices.

"Consumers continue to demand more and more battery life out of their devices. When it'€™s time to recharge, Qualcomm Quick Charge technology can charge almost any mobile device whether it supports Quick Charge or not," said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Qualcomm Technologies wants to thank the hundreds of companies that have supported Quick Charge over the years, helping to get to over 1000 compliant products, giving consumers many choices when looking for their next device or accessory."

On the mobile device side, Qualcomm Technologies'€™ latest fast charging solution, Quick Charge 4+, includes improved Dual Charge, intelligent thermal balancing and additional layers of advanced safety features. Quick Charge 4 is designed to provide a superior charging solution by delivering up to 50% power charge in roughly 15 minutes or less1. With these new features incorporated into a device and the charger, Quick Charge 4+ can charge up to 15% faster or 30% more efficiently than Quick Charge 4.

Through further advancements in the method for delivering power, mobile devices that employ Quick Charge with Dual Charge technology can reach up to 97% efficiency, which translates to less power being lost during the charging process, energy savings and reduction of the heat generated within the device. Additionally, Quick Charge 4+ now incorporates a new battery sensing technology that directly measures the voltage of the battery cell and allows the system to have a more accurate view of the battery'€™s current state, so they can stay in high current charging for longer, in order to further reduce charge times.

Quick Charge 4+ also supports USB Power Delivery (USB PD) as its primary signaling method, allowing it to offer a 'one charging solution for all' experience. This means that chargers equipped with Quick Charge 4+ are designed to enable devices to be charged with or without Quick Charge technology or Qualcomm® Snapdragon architecture inside them.

New platforms continue to further advance charging performance while taking into account future trends and ensuring that consumers experience universal, standards-based fast charging, without the tradeoffs associated with cost, inconsistency across accessories and reduced DoU performance, which some other technologies have to deal with.

"At BQ we are proud to be one of the first manufacturers in the world to include Quick Charge 4+ in our smartphones. Quick Charge 4+ is at the cutting edge of fast charging, thanks to its compatibility with Power Delivery and C-type interfaces, and it amounts to a great step forward in the heat management of devices. Once again, Qualcomm Technologies is laying the foundations of what will be the future in fast charging, and it's fantastic for us to be a part of it," said Ravin Dhalani, chief technology officer, BQ.

"Delivering speedier charge times and greater battery efficiency, fast charging technology is one of the most useful and in-demand smartphone features available today," said Min Kyung-ho, principal research engineer and head of hardware platform development, LG's Mobile Communications Company"€œ LG is genuinely excited to offer the latest Quick Charge technology, which helps to provide the best possible user experience to our customers through achieving a full charge in less time while also optimizing battery efficiency."

"Xiaomi congratulates Qualcomm Quick Charge on reaching this impressive milestone. As early Quick Charge adopters, we have worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies to ensure our smartphones meet the charging speeds today's consumers expect, while ensuring for experience at every step," said Li Zhijie, charging expert, Xiaomi, "€œThe innovation brought with Quick Charge 4+ helps to meet this goal, we are proud to have introduced this into many of our newest designs."

1 Quick Charge is designed to increase the battery charge of a device by up to 50% in 15 minutes. Actual results may vary depending on device design.

  • Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Quick Charge is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge and Qualcomm Snapdragon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
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