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Qualcomm® Quick Charge

Less Time Charging. More Time Doing.

Qualcomm Quick Charge, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is the next generation of fast charging technology for smartphones, tablets and larger mobile computing devices like slim notebooks. Available today in a wide range of devices, including over 70 that are based on Snapdragon™ processors, Qualcomm Quick Charge is leading the advancement of smartphone battery management.


Qualcomm Quick Charge Benefits

Reduced Charge Time

Charges up to 75% faster than conventional technology. Less charge time means more time being truly mobile.

Full Compatibility

Backward/forward compatibility and interoperability enables true universal charging. No need to replace existing power cords or adapters.

While Quick Charge 1.0 rests in the devices only, Quick Charge 2.0 resides in both the device, offered as a standalone IC solution or as part of the PMIC (power management integrated circuit) of Snapdragon™ 800 processors, and in the AC/DC wall charger.

Just how fast is Qualcomm Quick Charge? See how Quick Charge 1.0 and 2.0 compare against conventional USB charging using a 3300mAh battery.1


Conventional Charge

Quick Charge 1.0

Quick Charge 2.0

25% Charge60 minutes18 minutes 12 minutes
50% Charge120 minutes48 minutes24 minutes
75% Charge192 minutes78 minutes42 minutes
100% Charge270 minutes144 minutes96 minutes

1 Based on internal tests charging a 3300mAh battery using a [1] QC2.0 USB wall adapter (9V, 2A), [2] USB wall adapter (5V, 2A), and [3] USB wall adapter (5V, 1A), respectively. (February 2013)

Quick Charge 1.0 and 2.0 Specs

Quick Charge 1.0

Quick Charge 2.0

Battery Size 1000 to 3000 mAh More than 3000 mAh 
Charge Current from USB 0.7 A to 2.5 A 2.5 A and up
Typical Charge Time 1.5 to 3 hours .75 to 2 hours
Product Number PM8x26

Quick Charge 1.0 Features

Quick Charge 1.0 includes the following features:


  • Maximize charge current to battery with efficient switch-mode operation

Automatic Power Source Detection (APSD) and Automatic Input Current Limit (AICL)

  • Recognize power source type- USB/AC-DC
  • Automatically optimize input current range
  • Enable true universal charging

Automatic Float Voltage Control (AFVC)

  • Reduce charging time by shortening taper charging phase

Low-Rdson FETs

  • Reduces parasitic losses, improves efficiency, thermals
  • 'Zero dropout' battery FET reduces 5V input ‘headroom’ limitations

SafeCharge advanced safety features with JEITA/IEEE1725 support

Quick Charge 2.0 Features

Quick Charge 2.0 includes all Quick Charge 1.0 features and:

Automatic Input Voltage Detection (AIVD) and High Voltage Dedicated Charging Port (HVDCP) (Quick Charge 2.0)

  • Fully USB-interoperable backwards-compatible charging for >6V, 9V, 12V and beyond

Quick Charge 2.0 Testing and Certification

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 is designed to interoperate with existing USB charging solutions. To achieve full charging speeds, a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled device must be paired with a Quick Charge 2.0 certified adapter.

Quick Charge Icon

UL provides testing and certification laboratory services for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 enabled accessories. Adapters displaying the Quick Charge icon indicate the accessory has passed the certification process.

Learn more and apply for Quick Charge 2.0 testing and certification