Qualcomm: No Problems With USB-C and Quick-Charge Tech

USB Type-C

It is believed that the USB Type-C was tested with non-proprietary charging at 5V and was found safe to use.

However, Qualcomm has said that it has received no reports of any such issue, and told Android Central that it is the responsibility of the phone manufacturers to "configure the voltage to fit within the specifications of the USB Type-C standard".

Also, any USB Type-C charger that purports to support QC2.0 or QC3.0 out of the same Type-C port is also breaking this section of the spec as well.

Qualcomm claims that its Quick Charge technology has been specially created to be connector-independent, which means it can be used without issues with any port, including USB Type-C, USB micro, and USB Type-A.

However, as mentioned by Leung in his blog, a charger with a USB Type-C connector may employ additional charging methods to source power beyond what is allowed by the USB defined methods which totally works against the concept of QC.

Now one of his older posts on Google+ has HTC 10 and LG G5 owners anxious that they might in for an very bad surprise as well, one that's related to Qualcomm's Quick Charge standard. Qualcomm furthermore has no information on any reported instances of malfunction of Quick Charge with USB-C and maintain their technology is cutting edge and quickly being adopted industry wide. That doesn't bode well for the HTC 10 and LG G5, both of which are flagship Android devices.

It's no secret that there have been fears that fast-charging via USB-C has led to handsets catching on fire.

Qualcomm, on the other hand, says HTC 10 and LG G5 owners don't need to be anxious. "The charger included with the LG G5 or any certified third party Quick Charge 3.0 adapter, for that matter, are created to work perfectly with the G5". Note that Google's own Nexus devices use "fast charging", and not Qualcomm's own tech.

LG G5 and HTC 10 are two of the hottest smartphones in the market right now.

In response to this statement, Qualcomm said that its Quick Charge technology is made in a way that it stays independent of the connector. What do you think will become of Qualcomm's Quick Charge in the future?



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