Qualcomm announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies is expanding its Quick Charge ecosystem. NTT DOCOMO, a personalized mobile solutions provider for smartphone and tablet users in Japan will have the opportunity to take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0's rapid charging capabilities. DOCOMO has adopted the Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and has incorporated the technology into a device lineup that includes smartphones, tablets, and certified power adapters that are anticipated to be available beginning this summer.
"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, Inc. "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. We look forward to continuing the integration of Quick Charge 2.0 technology within the mobile industry to further enhance the consumer experience."
Products with Quick Charge 2.0 can charge up to 75 percent faster than products without the technology. 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.
"With insatiable consumer usage of their devices, faster charging is more important than ever to bring enhanced convenience to the mobile experience," said Kazuaki Terunuma, Vice President and Managing Director of Communication Device Development Department, NTT DOCOMO, INC. "DOCOMO expects the promise of true fast charging can finally be realized with the introduction of Quick Charge 2.0 into commercial devices and a supporting ecosystem."
Due to an increase in the number of ways OEMs can take advantage of the Quick Charge 2.0 technology, the Quick Charge 2.0 ecosystem continues to expand rapidly. The technology provides benefits to OEMs and consumers alike, with OEMs now being able take advantage of the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800, 600 and 400 processors supporting Quick Charge 2.0. The 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.