Qualcomm today officially announced that the first smartphones with the Quick Charge 4.0 standard will be available in a few weeks.
Quick Charge 4.0: Release date
On 17 November 2016 Qualcomm presented a new standard for quick loading with QuickCharge 4.0. Version 4.0 is again 20 percent faster than the current standard in version 3.0. Smartphones can be loaded 50 percent in just 15 minutes. However, Qualcomm’s data is based on a 2750 mAh battery. In times of 3000+ mAh, a general statement is therefore difficult.
When Qualcomm announced the new generation, one called the Snapdragon 835 as the first SoC with Quickcharge 4.0. But the Samsung Galaxy S8, which uses the 835 in the USA, has its own standard. And the Sony Xperia XZ Premium still uses Quickcharge 3.0. So there were obviously some problems with the new version of Quickcharge.
The first models with Quick Charge 4.0 should be available mid-year. At Qualcomm, however, one did not want to reveal which models will be.
I suspect that the HTC U 11 and OnePlus 5 will be the first two smartphones with the standard. In addition, there will soon be the first models with a Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630, also these SoCs support the standard. An official model with QuickCharge 4.0 is not yet available.