HTC has listed their new Rapid Charger 2.0 on their website. The unit takes advantage of Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology and will charge certain HTC phones up to 40 percent faster than a standard charger.
If you are now yelling “take my money” while throwing cash at your computer screen, you may sit back down. The HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 does not yet have pricing or availability listed, but be sure it’s coming soon.
The HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 on a supported device will bring a 60 percent charge to a 3300mAh battery in just 30 minutes.
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology began rolling out with the Snapdragon 800 SoC, and is available on most newer Snapdragon chipsets as well. However, even though this is a Qualcomm based technology, and the Snapdragon 800 and higher SoCs power a great number of devices, HTC for now is reporting just a small handful of rapid charge capable units, as follows:
If you have the HTC One (M7), the HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 will still work for you, as it backwards support the Quick Charge 1.0 tech found on the original One as well. Just don’t expect the same super speedy results.
Head on over to the HTC accessories page for the HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 to learn more and to keep an eye out for when it starts selling and shipping.
Do you see the need for rapid charging, or are you a plug-it-in-at-night-and-start-every-day-fresh kind of user?