In this era of quick charging technology, Qualcomm has announced the Quick Charge 3.0, the next-generation fast charging technology. It is said to be 4X faster than the conventional charging, twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0.

Quick Charge 3.0 can be implemented with USB Type-A, USB micro, USB Type-C or proprietary connectors. Next-generation chargers, including wall chargers, car chargers, battery packs, and power controllers will support Quick Charge 3.0. It will help improve fast charging up to 27% or reduces power dissipation by up to 45% when compared to Quick Charge 2.0. It is also 100% backward-compatible with Quick Charge 1.0 and Quick Charge 2.0 devices and supports a broad range of connectors.

Quick Charge 3.0 will be available in Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617, and 430 processors. Some of these processors will ship later this year and some next year. Accessories with Quick Charge 3.0 are expected in 2016.

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