Qualcomm Quick Charge Reference

Quick charge (QC) is a fast-charging method developed by Qualcomm for smartphones that use the Snapdragon processors, such as Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones.

Both the device and the charger must support the Qualcomm QC protocol, which means Apple or any smartphones without Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor will not be supported. The device may still charge but at a reduced speed.

Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC) is different from USB Power Delivery (PD), which can be used for both smartphones and also laptop computers that support the protocol and is not dependent on the processor type.

Apple devices support USB Power Delivery fast charging, using their own charger as well as third-party USB PD chargers.

The following is a summary table of the Quick Charge Standards based on info combined from Wikipedia Quick Charge. It is important to note that the Qualcomm processor listed on the right column shows the supported chipset, however, users should always use the manufacturer’s specified charger. Due to the lack of proper historical documentation by Qualcomm, and convoluted information provided by other third-party websites, the following is purely for reference only.

VErsion
(Year)
Voltage Maximum Speed Notes
Current Power
QC 1.0
(2013)
Up to 6.3 V 2A 10W Snapdragon 215, 600
QC 2.0
(2014)
  • Class A:
    5V, 9V, 12V
  • Class B:
    5V, 9V, 12V,
    20V
1.67A,
2A,
or 3A
Class A^:
18W
(9V × 2A)
24W (micro-USB)
(12V x 2A)
36W (USB-C)
(12V x 3A)
75% faster than conventional charge
Snapdragon 200, 208, 210, 212, 400, 410, 412, 415, 425, 610, 615, 616, 800, 801, 805, 808, 810
QC 3.0
(2016)
3.6–22 V in 0.2 V increments. 2.6A, or 4.6A 36W (12V × 3A) Charge a smartphone up to 50% in 30 minutes
100% faster than QC 1.0*
Snapdragon 427, 430, 435, 450, 617, 620, 625, 626, 632, 650, 652, 653, 665, 820, 821
QC 4
(2017)
  • 3.6–20V in 20 mV increments via QC
  • 5V, 9V via USB PD
  • 3–21V in 20 mV increments via USB PD 3.0 PPS (Programmable Power Supply)
  • 2.6A, or 4.6 A via QC
  • 3A via USB PD
  • 100W
    (20 V × 5 A) via QC
  • 27W via USB PD
Charge a smartphone up to 50% in 15 minutes** Snapdragon 630, 636, 660, 710, 835
QC 4+
(2017)
Charge a smartphone up to 50% in 15 minutes** Snapdragon 670, 675, 720G, 712, 730, 730G, 845, 855, 865
QC 5
(2020)
>100 W Charge 0-50% in under 5 mins*** Snapdragon 865, 865+, 870, 888

After going through the references on Wikipedia as well as Qualcomm’s own webpage, we decided that the above table is not meant for anyone looking for a charger to match their Qualcomm mobile devices. The above information is meant for our internal note and reference for research purposes.

For safety reasons, users must always follow the manufacturer’s recommendation and use the supplied charger.

Quick Charge-based protocols

Note: These are compatible with Quick Charge-enabled chargers

  • TurboPower (Motorola)
  • Mi Fast Charge (Xiaomi)
  • Adaptive Fast Charging (Samsung)
  • BoostMaster (Asus)
  • Dual-Engine Fast Charging (Vivo, pre-2020 models only)

Other proprietary protocols

  • VOOC (OPPO and pre-2020 Realme models )
  • SuperCharge (Huawei)
  • Warp (formerly Dash) Charge (OnePlus)
  • Pump Express (MediaTek)
  • Super Flash Charge (Vivo, 2020 onwards)
  • DART (Realme, 2020 onwards)
  • XCharge(Infinix)
  • Xiaomi Hypercharge (200W wired and 120w wireless charging, 2021 onwards)

 

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