Yes, your new smartphone does charge faster thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0

Summary:You may have noticed that your newest smartphone seems to charge up faster than your phones and tablets did in the past. Your feeling would be correct if you have a phone with a supported Qualcomm chip inside.

Have you noticed your latest smartphone seems to charge up noticeably faster than the phone you had a year or two ago? If you have one of the 70+ devices with a newer generation Qualcomm chip inside, then you would be correct since Quick Charge 1.0 is inside and helping you charge up to 40% faster than older phones.

Last year Qualcomm acquired Summit Microelectronics and as you can see on the Summit website they were a company that specialized in power management solutions. These solutions are now integrated into the latest Qualcomm chips and bringing consumers the convenience of faster charging.

You likely were unaware of this technology in your new smartphone and Qualcomm also share that there will be some exciting news on their newest advancement in fast charging technology next week, likely at the HTC announcement in New York.

Some of the latest Qualcomm-powered devices that have the Quick Charge 1.0 technology include (check the Qualcomm blog for the complete list of devices):

  • HTC Droid DNA
  • HTC One S
  • HTC One SV
  • HTC 8X
  • Google Nexus 4
  • LG Optimus G
  • Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD/RAZR HD
  • Nokia Lumia 920
  • Nokia Lumia 820
  • Samsung Galaxy S III

Have you noticed that your newer phone charges faster than your phones of the past?

Topics: Mobility, Android, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Windows Phone


Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.