US electronic chip maker Qualcomm has developed a new technology that will help in charging mobile devices from zero to 80 per cent in 35 minutes against the average time of one-and-half hour required at present.
This technology will be available in mobile devices that will be shipped in market from next year onward, the company said in a statement.
“With Quick Charge 3.0, you can charge a typical phone from zero to 80 per cent in about 35 minutes compared to conventional mobile devices without Quick Charge that may typically require almost an hour and a half,” Qualcomm said.
At present there are more than 40 mobile devices and 100 certified accessories with Quick Charge 2.0 technology of Qualcomm.
“Quick Charge 3.0 addresses a primary consumer challenge with today’s mobile devices in helping users restore battery life quickly and efficiently,” Qualcomm Technologies Senior Vice President for product management, Alex Katouzian said.
The new version will also offer more voltage range for mobile charging compared to Quick Charge 2.0 providing four charging voltages at 5V, 9V, 12V and 20V.
“Quick Charge 3.0 provides flexibility with 200mV increments from 3.6V to 20V. This allows the phone to request just enough voltage to reach the desired charge current, resulting in minimised losses, increased efficiency, and improved thermal performance,” the statement said.