Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 lands next year; to feature even faster charging

by XB on 15th September 2015

in Accessories

Introducing_Quick_Charge_3-640x360Qualcomm unveiled Quick Charge 3.0 earlier today, which is designed to be 38% more power efficient than Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and will also take additional steps to help protect the battery life cycle of your mobile device. Other improvements over Quick Charge 2.0 includes faster charging by up to 27% and a reduction in power dissipation of up to 45%.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 will feature Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), a new algorithm that will determine the right voltage to reach the desired current which will increase efficiency and optimise thermal performance. This is because Quick Charge 3.0 offers charging voltages in 200mV increments from 3.6V to 20V (Quick Charge 2.0 only offers four charging voltages at 5V, 9V, 12V and 20V).

Qualcomm says that, in a typical scenario, you will be able to power a phone from zero to 80% in 35 minutes. Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets next year including the Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430. Expect it to feature in Sony Xperia devices in 2016.


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  • I’m still waiting for the Xperia line to get Qi wireless charging. =[

  • Abhi

    The more info they release on the SD820 the more it makes me want to skip the Z5 and wait for the Xperia Z5+ and whatever HTC might come up with in 2016. The SD820 also has WiGig (802.11ad) support apparently.

  • Svnjay

    Faster charging and faster battery deterioration :]

  • Doubleyoupee

    Says who?

  • hcm.

    I don’t need to any faster charging with Xperia, but hope to see Qi on Z6..

  • groovc

    I love how Qualcomm steals the thunder of every product release. 810 devices just shipping…”hey look we have 820 that’s 2x better than what-you-don’t-have-yet!” If I was a partner I’d ask them to find some other way to showcase their product.

  • WilliamTell13

    I’m in the same boat as you. I’m definitely waiting to get a device with at least the 820

  • Svnjay

    Says chemistry and physics. Fast charging destroys your battery. Batteries deteriorate every time you use them so the amount of energy that it can hold decreases. It deteriorates even faster when you charge it because heat and electricity are being pushed into the battery. Quick charge sends more energy (and obviously ) heat than usual so the battery deteriorates even faster than a slower charge.


    “Charging lithium-ion batteries too quickly can permanently reduce the battery capacity. Portions of the energy storage structure are thereby destroyed and deactivated.”

    “In their present study, the researchers exposed different battery electrodes to twenty-five charging and discharging cycles each, at three different rates and measured the elementary distribution of the electrode components. The scientists could show that during fast charging, manganese and nickel atoms are leached from the crystal structure. In their investigation, the researchers spotted defects such as holes in the electrode with up to 100 microns (0.1 millimetre) diameter. The destroyed areas can no longer be utilized for lithium storage.”

    More: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3c6gnn/quick_charging_can_and_will_accelerate_the/

  • Jecht_Sin

    Ok, but here they claim that it will also achieve less terminal dissipation. Now I don’t know the physics behind it, but I’m sure it is a factor that’s considered.

  • Sreekanth Namboothiri

    Then u will have to continue to the wait for ages, as within 6 months Qualcomm will probably announce Snapdragon 830/850 that is capable of 16 cores and Quick-charge 4.0/5.0 that can charge a 3000mAh battery in less than 30 mins.
    This is the thing that happening nowadays. So just being happy with the present gadget we having is the only option we got. as we don’t have a small idea about what this companies releases tomorrow :/

  • 0% to 80% in 35 min but how but big was the battery?

  • smartuser8

    We hope that since original Z ….

  • rygarto

    No rush, Sony will take 3 more years to implement it, even if the CPU offers the functionality.

  • jake

    I am quite sure cpu cant provide such function

  • iia3ezu

    Xperia Z6: Snapdragon 820, USB-C and Android 6.0. The winning combination.

  • iia3ezu

    By the time the battery has deteriorated significantly most people would have moved on to a new phone.

    And that’s why there is no point for the Xperia Z1 folks to hanker for Android 6.0. No point pouring new wine into old wineskins.

  • Raj Singh

    Want for Z5 Ultra…

  • skyzo97

    it make me doubt to buying xperia z5.

  • Reen

    Exactly :D

  • Le Kawaii Potatoe

    USB Type-C doesn’t have Quick Charge, does it?

  • Le Kawaii Potatoe

    USB Type-C doesn’t have Quick Charge, right?

  • Svnjay

    Quick Charge will ruin the battery in a matter of months.

  • Kartika Sakti

    Quick Charge 3.0 support usb type C, according that youtube, time 0.46 of 1.05


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  • didn’t you know? everyone on tech sites is an expert!

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    USB-C should not be happening for 2016 yet.

  • Muhd Ihsan

    USB type C will become standard on android since google also said that the next nexus will be rocking that port

  • iosvsios

    Quick charge has been around a while now, on a few phones. Care to point to discussions/blogs/articles about batteries deteriorating within a matter of months?

  • Svnjay

    Quick charge ruins your battery with every charge. I’ve already provided sources, it’s simple science and there’s no way to refute that.

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    Shouldn’t be happening in Xperia phones in 2016 yet

  • Simon Setyadarma

    WILL be, but not yet… World is not ready yet.
    It will become like OnePlus Two that uses Type C and doesn’t support Fast Charging … :|

    All I want for Z6, a major design changed, 820, good battery life, and better camera, so it can compete with S6 and G4, or maybe the new yet not launch iPhone 6s. :)

    But it is still a long way to introduce Z6, Sony better to prepare it, tweak it, optimize it to make it a really outstanding phone of Xperia Line, just like the new Z5 series.

  • Azurpha

    Lol yeah 1+2 had type C a tad bit too soon, much fail.

  • Miguel Ortiz

    The Nextbit Robin has USB type C and supports fast charging

  • jonyah

    What are you talking about?. The Z3 was one of the first phones to have quickcharge 2.0.

  • jonyah

    Doesn’t really matter, what they’re showing is the comparison. You could have 80% or 20% with regular charging. Which would you rather have? It obviously would scale to whatever size battery you have.

  • jonyah

    That article says it “can” deteriorate, not that it does. I’ve been using quick charge on my Z3 for a long time now with no degradation. Reddit is not a proper scientific source.

  • jonyah

    i’d be happy to see a simple case for the Z3 that uses the dock connector to add QI. How simple would that be? Maybe I’ll have to 3d print one and get one of those $10 stickers.

  • Dang, that’s a great idea.

  • Svnjay

    It deteriorates you battery, that is science. Reddit was not the source of my data, I posted an investigation. The reddit post contains additional information which is 100% accurate.

    Your Z3 battery deteriorates with every charge and quick charge deteriorates it even more. There’s no way to argue against a scientific fact…you’re just plain wrong.

  • rygarto

    Actually, the Snapdragon 801 and 810 (CPU/SOC) do and need to support QuickCharge 2.0, but Sony has been really slow enabling that functionality.
    Only allowed since Z3+ and Z3 Compact outside of the Japanese market.

  • jake

    Too bad the source doesnt support your claim . and from practical case your claim doesnt seem to be true again .
    A simple science is combination of theory + practical . You fail both .

  • Svnjay

    Yes it does support my claim and I haven’t failed. Maybe you need a science class.

  • jake

    Actually there is always a way to argue against scientific fact . Science does not always have absolute answer due to we discover new thing every day . When you said “plain wrong” , you already against the basic of science yourself .

  • Svnjay

    So why don’t you refute my argument and provide proof that batteries don’t deteriorate when you charge them?

    I’m sure that you’ll have difficultly proving that.

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    28MP camera

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