Following the news that Samsung’s new flagship phones will not be compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard, we’re now learning that Sony’s new devices will not be using the standard either. The newly announced Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Performance will use Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, despite the fact that the Qualcomm processors in both phones are fully compatible with Quick Charge 3.0.
We speculated that Samsung is omitting the feature in order to offer charging parity between the Exynos and Qualcomm powered variants of its phones, but we’re not sure what to make of Sony’s decision to stick with the older standard. There’s a chance that Quick Charge 3.0 will be turned on for these devices with a software update after the phones are released. HTC promised Quick Charge 3.0 support for the HTC One A9 through a software update when the phone was initially launched in October of last year, but the phone is still only compatible with Quick Charge 2.0. This leads us to believe that Qualcomm may be having issues with the new Quick Charge standard itself.