Qualcomm details Quick Charge 1.0 tech, says it's already available in over 70 devicesAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Battery life has always been a hot topic in mobile, and as phones continue to gain battery-sapping features like large, high-resolution screens and 4G connectivity, that'll continue to be the case. Today Qualcomm touched on the topic a bit in a post on its official blog, detailing the Quick Charge 1.0 feature that's currently found in over 70 Snapdragon processor-equipped products. Quick Charge 1.0 is an integrated circuit that interfaces with a regular USB connector inside of a device and can be used with any USB cables and chargers. Qualcomm says that the Quick Charge 1.0 tech, which it acquired last year, allows a device to charge up 40 percent faster than non-Quick Charge hardware.
Included in the list of Quick Charge 1.0-enabled products are a number of U.S. models, like the HTC DROID DNA, LG Nexus 4, Motorola DROID RAZR HD/MAXX HD, Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III. There are also a handful of tablets that feature Qualcomm's Quick Charge tech, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 LTE and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 LTE.
Having to plug your phone or tablet in for more juice can be a bit of a hassle, especially if its battery starts to run dry in the middle of the day. That's where something like Quick Charge 1.0 would come in handy, reducing the amount of time that you and your device are tethered to the wall. The feature is especially nice because it's already built into many devices and doesn't require any extra cables. After all, who would want to shell out extra cash to have yet another cable laying around?
Qualcomm also teased today that it'll have "exciting news on the newest advancement in fast charging technology" to share with us next week, so it may be a good idea to stay tuned if battery life and charging are important to you. Until then, you can find a larger list of Quick Charge 1.0-enabled devices by hitting up the Qualcomm link below. How many of you have some hardware that includes the Quick Charge 1.0 tech?