There’s not a single phone on the market that has battery life that any of us really want. Sure, some phones can squeeze two days out of a single charge with perfect usage, but for most of us, we need to be mindful of where a charger is most of the time. Manufacturers have countered that with things like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge capabilities, where you only need to plug in for a few minutes to juice up most of your battery.
It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s definitely something you don’t want to give up once you’ve had it on a phone. We’re currently on the third iteration of Qualcomm’s fancy Quick Charge feature, but Quick Charge 4.0 is just around the corner in 2017.
We’re all expecting the Snapdragon 830 next year, and it will be the first device to feature the newer version of Quick Charge. 4.0 will support charging speeds of up to 28 watts, which should give a noticeable boost to some of the phones with bigger batteries like the Pixel XL.
There’s still some mystery around the exact details here, especially since we only just saw the Snapdragon 821 make its way into the market, but we can definitely expect Snapdragon 830 rumors to heat up as we close out the year.