Your Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 is obsolete
You know I tell you you need a better charger. Well, now chances are the better chargers I told you to get are obsolete as there are now Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 spec chargers on the market now.
Not that this will do too terribly much for anyone as there exist few if any 3.0 spec devices that can take advantage of the increased power output, so my headline is a little facetious, but nevertheless Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is here, and debuting at a much less expensive intro price point than 2.0 did.
Anker has QQC3 charger priced at $25.99 on Amazon now that claims to get an average supported device from dead to 80% by 35 minutes.
You may wonder why they’re saying 80% at 35 minutes as opposed to 100% by some number, but the reason is generally as you approach full your phone backs off on what it’s going to accept current-wise. The higher the battery charge the slower it charges. Sort of Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox except you do get there.
Anyway, if you’ve been thinking of getting a QQC2 charger, you might want to skip it and grab a 3.0 as they’re backwards compatible down to version 1.0. Feel free to get whatever charger you want, I just noticed that Anker had those up for sale today.
You’ll need a device capable of QQC3 to get the massive rate, those are mostly coming. you QQC2 spec devices will still appreciate the use of this device in the meantime.
Seriously though, with a QQC2 spec charger I don’t really think about charging much any more.