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Qualcomm's next-gen Quick Charge 3.0 goes from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes

Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 3.0 technology announced, goes from 0% to 80% in just 35 minutes

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 15, 2015 at 12:41 am CDT (0 mins, 36 secs time to read)

Qualcomm has just announced its next-gen Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which will charge compatible smartphones from 0% to 80% in just 35 minutes. The new Quick Charge 3.0 tech will debut on the Snapdragon 820 processor, which will arrive next year.

Qualcomm's next-gen Quick Charge 3.0 goes from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes |

But it's not just the Snapdragon 820 that will receive Quick Charge 3.0, with the Snapdragon 620, 618, 617 and 430 platforms, too. If you don't know about Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology, it's the same micro USB connector that Android smartphones feature, but there's more communication between the processor and charger, so that it can safely and efficiently increase the charge rate.

The idea of going from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes is simply insane, so expect to fully charge your smartphone in under an hour in 2016 on Quick Charge 3.0 compatible smartphones.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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