Surprise: LG G4 smartphone supports quick charging after all

It's your choice now: You can either swap out your LG G4 battery or quickly recharge it in a short time when you need more power.

You can have the best of both worlds after all: The LG G4 smartphone has both a removable battery and supports fast charging.

When the new handset was first announced, the Quick Charge 2.0 technology was strangely omitted. It was an odd situation, mainly because the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip inside the G4 is capable of quickly charging the handset's battery. For some reason, the Quick Charge 2.0 feature is now supported, notes Android Central.

Qualcomm has confirmed the news with the LG G4 now appearing on Qualcomm's web site showing phones that work with the fast charging technology.

Quick Charge 2.0 was one of the reasons I chose a Moto X 2014 edition handset last year. I decided to buy the optional quick charger with my phone and I'm glad I did.

In as little as 30 minutes, my Android phone can go from a fully dead battery to one that has 60 percent power. That's handy since you can't swap the battery out.

You actually can remove and replace the battery on the LG G4 -- something not possible on my Moto X handset -- so this adds a second useful option if your new phone is running low on power.

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