NTT DoCoMo Speeds Smartphone Recharging Times With Qualcomm’s Quick Charger
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has adopted Qualcomm‘s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and has incorporated the technology into a device lineup, and certified power adapters that are anticipated to be available beginning this summer.
Products with Quick Charge 2.0 can charge up to 75 percent faster than products without the technology.
“Japan has been ahead of the curve when it comes to the adoption of innovative technology,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.
The commitment demonstrated from a leading technology carrier like DoCoMo is an important step towards a strong Quick Charge 2.0 ecosystem in Japan and beyond.”
While Quick Charge 1.0 technology, with about 10 watts of power, was designed primarily for smartphones and tablets, Quick Charge 2.0 delivers up to 60 watts, not only improving charge times for smartphones and tablets, but adding support for larger mobile computing devices like slim notebooks.
The Quick Charge 2.0 technology resides in both the device (offered as a standalone IC solution or as part of the PMIC power management integrated circuit of the processor) and in the AC/DC wall charger, so there is no change in the way consumers charge their devices.