The upcoming next generation mobile chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 will be outfitted with Quick Charge 4.0 technology.
Quick Charge 4 Performance
The new Quick Charge 4.0 technology will support configurations of up to 5V/4.7A~5.6A, 9V/4A and providing up to 28W of power.
Qualcomm’s current Quick Charge 3.0 supports 18W for phones, with voltages ranging from 3.6V to 20V in 200mV increments, and the company will likely retain this approach, as it allows for charging of larger device as when needed.
Qualcomm’s Proprietary Battery Management
Qualcomm is expected to build on its Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) algorithm to optimize the battery charging process. The biggest advantage of it compared to other charging technology is it can identify how much power the battery can handle at that particular moment and lower or raise the voltage as required to prevent overheating and overcharing.
Consumers should be able to enjoy the Quick Charge 4.0 technology when the Snapdragon 830 finally rolls out. The mobile chip is believed to debut in the first quarter of next year. It is expected to power the upcoming flagship devices of leading Android manufacturers. These include the Samsung Galaxy S8, the HTC 11, ASUS Zenfone 4 and OnePlus 4.
Quick Charge 4.0 is expected to launch in “Q1 2017”, which is likely when we’ll see the first Snapdragon 830 phones hitting the market.