Following Googler Benson Leung’s recent statement that he wouldn’t recommend the HTC 10 or LG G5 because their use of Quick Charge 3.0 isn’t compliant with the USB Type-C spec, Qualcomm has issued a statement regarding QC3.0 and USB Type-C.
In its statement, Qualcomm says that Quick Charge is connector-independent and that OEMs that adopt Quick Charge 3.0 can configure the voltage used so that it falls within the USB Type-C standard. Qualcomm also notes that it’s gotten no reports of issues with USB Type-C connectors.
Qualcomm’s statement doesn’t make any specific mention of the HTC 10 or LG G5, but the company does say that it’s received no complaints from users about their USB Type-C connections. As I mentioned in the previous post, while the HTC 10 and LG G5 may not be USB Type-C spec compliant, it’s not like HTC and LG would just ship these phones and their chargers without testing them first. So while they may not be USB Type-C spec compliant, as long as you use your HTC 10 and LG G5 with approved chargers, you should be fine.
Meanwhile, Benson Leung has shared a new statement regarding the HTC 10 and LG G5. He says that he has no plans to review USB Type-C devices and that his comments were made based on marketing materials and Quick Charge 3.0 tech. “If a device implements a charging method that violates 4.8.2, it enters uncharted territory with respect to the USB specification,” Leung says, “and unfortunately I would only be speculating if I were to describe what I might think would happen. ”