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  1. Extremevl's Avatar
    Sorry I don't know if this question was already asked...

    The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ both use Qualcomm's 835 Snapdragon Processor which is their first mobile processor that can use their new Quick Charge 4.0 technology (https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdr...s-battery-life). I haven't seen any information about if these phones will actually use this technology?

    If the S8/S8+ don't use the 4.0 Quick Charge technology do they at least use the 3.0 Quick Charge technology this time because I know the S7, S7 Edge and Note 7 don't use it.

    Also Qulacomm doesn't show the S8/S8+ as being compatible with their 3.0 Quick Charge technology (https://www.qualcomm.com/products/features/quick-charge) but I'm wondering if that's because they aren't official released yet?
    04-02-2017 06:03 AM
  2. jacko147's Avatar
    I'm curious about this also, they really didn't talk about the qc at the unboxing, I'm wondering if they've backed off since the n7 debacle, they gimped the qc on the n7 during the recall
    04-02-2017 07:18 AM
  3. mhettrich's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it is QC 2.0
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    04-02-2017 07:44 AM
  4. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    Quick Charge 4.0 and Bluetooth 5.0
    04-02-2017 07:48 AM
  5. Extremevl's Avatar
    Quick Charge 4.0 and Bluetooth 5.0
    Wow the S8/S8+ do use the Quick Charge 4.0 technology, if you don't mind me asking where did you find that information?

    Also I knew about Bluetooth 5.0 which is great but it doesn't seem like there will be anything that will take advantage of it in the near future? It seems like other devices will need new hardware to use it and that will take awhile for most manufacturers to get on-board I bet. (https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/29/...tooth-5-phone/)
    04-02-2017 08:45 AM
  6. GrooveRite's Avatar
    The sd835 will support QC4.0 but im not sure if Qualcomm has released it yet so it will support QC3.0.
    04-02-2017 10:06 AM
  7. Extremevl's Avatar
    The sd835 will support QC4.0 but im not sure if Qualcomm has released it yet so it will support QC3.0.
    Well the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Note 7 use the Qualcomm 820 chip that supports Quick Charge 3.0 but Samsung didn't enable that feature (Galaxy S7 and S7 edge only support Quick Charge 2.0, coming up short of latest standard | Android Central).

    That's why I'm asking...
    04-02-2017 11:35 AM
  8. Maknora's Avatar
    you can't find any chargers though on Amazon for QC 4.0
    04-02-2017 02:46 PM
  9. Extremevl's Avatar
    you can't find any chargers though on Amazon for QC 4.0
    You probably won't for awhile either, only phones that use the Qualcomm 835 Mobile Processor will be able to use Quick Charge 4.0 and Samsung is the first manufacturer using this chip. Problem is I don't know if Samsung is allowing the feature to be enabled on the S8/S8 Plus...

    If the Samsung S8/S8 Plus don't use this feature then don't expect to see any chargers using this technology for awhile until more phones using the 835 chip are eleased. Even on Qualcomm's website they don't list any devices that can use Quick Charge 4.0 yet so it's going to be awhile.

    QC 4.0 (https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdr...s-battery-life)

    QC 2.0 and 3.0 devices (https://www.qualcomm.com/products/features/quick-charge)
    04-02-2017 03:30 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Seems mighty slow charging in this video.
    04-02-2017 03:52 PM
  11. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    I definitely read it in an article but I can't find any information supporting that. It will come down to what the charger that they provide supports, since no accessories are available. I also thought the S7 supported QC3.0, but I guess that is not the case either. Even QC 2.0 seems to charge the phone really quickly, so not too big a deal.
    04-02-2017 03:56 PM
  12. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    Wow the S8/S8+ do use the Quick Charge 4.0 technology, if you don't mind me asking where did you find that information?
    I definitely read it in an article but I can't find any information supporting that. It will come down to what the charger that they provide supports, since no accessories are available. I also thought the S7 supported QC3.0, but I guess that is not the case either. Even QC 2.0 seems to charge the phone really quickly, so not too big a deal.
    04-02-2017 03:57 PM
  13. Snareman's Avatar
    I started a thread asking this on the S8 forum and after researching it I'm still not sure. I did see an article saying it was QC4, but I'm not sure where that article got the info and I don't see it confirmed anywhere else. It better not be the same 2.0 that is on my 1.5yo S7e. As is mentioned, there are no 4.0 chargers out. The 835 does have the capability so you would think they would use it. You'd also think that if they were bumping up charging speed to 4.0 which boasts "5h charge in 5 minutes" that they would have touted it at the launch event.
    04-02-2017 04:48 PM
  14. Extremevl's Avatar
    I definitely read it in an article but I can't find any information supporting that. It will come down to what the charger that they provide supports, since no accessories are available. I also thought the S7 supported QC3.0, but I guess that is not the case either. Even QC 2.0 seems to charge the phone really quickly, so not too big a deal.
    Quick Charge 2.0 is quick but using the newest technology and being able to charge faster would be even better, especially since it's a new phone. When I see older phones that have used Quick Charge 3.0 since last year it's just slightly irritating.
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    04-03-2017 02:26 AM
  15. Extremevl's Avatar
    I started a thread asking this on the S8 forum and after researching it I'm still not sure. I did see an article saying it was QC4, but I'm not sure where that article got the info and I don't see it confirmed anywhere else. It better not be the same 2.0 that is on my 1.5yo S7e. As is mentioned, there are no 4.0 chargers out. The 835 does have the capability so you would think they would use it. You'd also think that if they were bumping up charging speed to 4.0 which boasts "5h charge in 5 minutes" that they would have touted it at the launch event.
    Since Samsung didn't say anything about it at their launch event and Qualcomm has nothing about the S8/S8 Plus on their website about using the new quick charge technology (since it's the first phone using the 835 chip) it makes me worry.

    Of course it's not the end of the world but it sucks to buy such an expensive phone that is so advanced yet is still suck on battery charging technology from a few years ago. Even far cheaper phone have been using Quick Charge 3.0 since last year...
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    04-03-2017 02:31 AM
  16. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    Let's try tweeting Samsung to find out
    04-03-2017 06:51 AM
  17. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    It uses QuickCharge 4.0 (when totally available) but as almost everything it's backward compatibility.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/3-reasons-...y-a-slam-dunk/
    04-03-2017 10:47 AM
  18. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    You can try with a USD-PD charger.

    QC4 is compatible with Power Delivery, so plugging it in a wallwart like the Pixel wallwart should theoretically trigger fast charging.
    04-03-2017 07:19 PM
  19. Extremevl's Avatar
    It uses QuickCharge 4.0 (when totally available) but as almost everything it's backward compatibility.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/3-reasons-...y-a-slam-dunk/
    That doesn't say the S8/S8 Plus will use Quick Charge 4.0 or even 3.0 technology, it just states the Qualcomm 835 chip has the ability to use those features.

    The S7, S7 Edge and Note 7 chips have the ability to use Quick Charge 3.0 but Samsung blocks it through software.

    Plus when you go to Qualcomm's website they don't show any Samsung phone as being compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 (https://www.qualcomm.com/products/features/quick-charge) and no devices yet for 4.0
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    04-04-2017 05:01 AM
  20. Extremevl's Avatar
    You can try with a USD-PD charger.

    QC4 is compatible with Power Delivery, so plugging it in a wallwart like the Pixel wallwart should theoretically trigger fast charging.
    The ability to use Quick Charge technology is software related, the HTC One A9 was able to use it after a software update (http://pocketnow.com/2016/03/09/htc-...ick-charge-3-0).

    I assume Samsung just isn't going to update their software to allow this feature which sucks but I'm sure they have their reasons.
    04-04-2017 05:06 AM
  21. kckrol89's Avatar
    The ability to use Quick Charge technology is software related, the HTC One A9 was able to use it after a software update (HTC One A9 Quick Charge 3.0 support finally lands | Pocketnow).

    I assume Samsung just isn't going to update their software to allow this feature which sucks but I'm sure they have their reasons.
    Please can someone answer this question!!? I called Samsung and there people don't know ****. It's the most important damn feature!

    Any updates?
    04-05-2017 12:56 PM
  22. ABarret's Avatar
    The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will most likely have the same quick charging features as the S7.
    This video: shows that the S8 adapter has the same output as the S7.
    04-06-2017 06:28 AM
  23. josenrique95's Avatar
    Sorry I don't know if this question was already asked...

    The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ both use Qualcomm's 835 Snapdragon Processor which is their first mobile processor that can use their new Quick Charge 4.0 technology (https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdr...s-battery-life). I haven't seen any information about if these phones will actually use this technology?

    If the S8/S8+ don't use the 4.0 Quick Charge technology do they at least use the 3.0 Quick Charge technology this time because I know the S7, S7 Edge and Note 7 don't use it.

    Also Qulacomm doesn't show the S8/S8+ as being compatible with their 3.0 Quick Charge technology (https://www.qualcomm.com/products/features/quick-charge) but I'm wondering if that's because they aren't official released yet?

    https://www.cnet.com/products/samsun...xy-s8-preview/

    Here, gentlemen. Quickcharge 2.0.
    04-06-2017 11:28 PM
  24. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    That's a serious disappointment if that's the case.....
    04-07-2017 02:09 AM
  25. bhatech's Avatar
    That's a serious disappointment if that's the case.....
    Agreed, even budget phones are having QC 3
    04-07-2017 02:21 AM
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