Just last night, or this morning depending on your time zone, Qualcomm announced Quick Charge 3.0. By now, all of us are probably pretty aware of Quick Charge 2.0, and how awesome it is. Being able to charge your phone 50% faster is definitely a feature that all of us love. But now with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0, it's even faster. Qualcomm is saying that you can charge your phone from 0% to 80% in about 35 minutes. Quick Charge 3.0 is about 38% more efficient than 2.0 was. It also uses additionally steps to help protect your battery life cycle. Quick Charge 3.0 can also charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0. As expected, Quick Charge 3.0 will be available on some Snapdragon processors, which include the 820, 620, 618, 617, and 430. A bit interesting to see it launching on the 400 and 600 lines of Snapdragon processors, as historically Qualcomm has only launched Quick Charge on the 800-series.
So now that we have Quick Charge 3.0, how long before we actually get some chargers that support it? Well it won't be too long. Tronsmart has already announced that they will be the first brand to offer Quick Charge 3.0 turbo chargers. Tronsmart says that their design house has been working closely with Power Integrations for months on building and designing the new line of Quick Charge 3.0 solutions. Tronsmart is using the WC1Q wall charger – which is their most poplar model – to demo the Quick Charge 3.0 charging speed. Which you can check out on their website linked in the sources below.
While it likely won't be long before we see some of Tronsmart's competitors come out with their own Quick Charge 3.0 accessories and chargers, it's great to see them working on them already. With Snapdragon 820-powered devices rumored to launch either later this year or early next year, we are definitely excited to get our hands on some Quick Charge 3.0 devices and see exactly how fast these things can charge. We've been pretty impressed with Quick Charge 2.0 and can't wait to see what Quick Charge 3.0 can truly do.