Feb 14 AT 10:22 AM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

Qualcomm hints at exciting news in fast charging technology

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Have you recently noticed that your new Android phone chargers faster than your last one? Chances are your new phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip — as the company just revealed over 70 devices already feature a rapid charging technology called Quick Charge 1.0.

The supported devices (including the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, Droid DNA, and many others) are able to charge 40% faster thanks to optimizations that are integrated in new Snapdragon chips. Qualcomm says that a phone without Quick Charge 1.0 takes four hours to charge, but a phone with Quick Charge 1.0 could charge in three hours or less.

Qualcomm also hints that an even faster technology is already in the works. A company blog post says, “come back next week for exciting news on the newest advancement in fast charging technology.” We already know that Qualcomm will introduce their new Snapdragon 600 processor in Q2, so be on the lookout for new Android devices with rapid charging technology.

Check out the source link for a full list of supported devices, and let us know if you have experienced faster charging times if you have one of the phones.

Source: Qualcomm Blog

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