Quick Charge 3.0 Gives Your Battery an 80 Per Cent Fill in 35 Minutes*

By Gary Cutlack on at

Qualcomm has been beefing out the specifications of its next generation of mobile phone processors, listing model types and features galore -- and revealing the lucky models that will come with its Quick Charge 3.0 system attached for ultra-ultrafast charging.

The chipmaker says users with a typical phone of 2016 could expect to get from flat to an 80 per cent charge in just 35 minutes should it be Quick Charge 3.0 enabled, a speed increase of 27 per cent when compared to the throughput of Quick Charge 2.0. Furthermore, Qualcomm's Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage system adapts the voltages in 200mV increments rather than offering a group of set outputs, letting phones request the power they need for optimum juicing.

If you're compiling a spreadsheet of must-have features for 2016's upgrade, Qualcomm says phones featuring its Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430 chipsets will include Quick Charge 3.0 options from next year, or whenever the mobile manufacturers manage to get them assembled and on sale.

It'll also work with USB Type-C connectors, minimising insertion stress as well as reducing the low power anxiety that consumes us all.

Additional specs released to big up the top-end Snapdragon 820 include the support for LTE Category 12 and its maximum download speed of up to 600 Mbps, which would be ideal should you happen to live in hammock strung between two mobile masts in Huawei's development facility car park. [Qualcomm]