The Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Don’t Support Quick Charge 3.0

With the rise in popularity of quick charging in smartphones, it would be a massive oversight for any OEM to skip the feature in their flagship device. While Samsung has included this in their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, they haven’t exactly taken advantage of the latest and greatest version available. Instead of using the newer and faster Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Samsung opted for Quick Charge 2.0.

It’s unclear why Samsung didn’t make the upgrade, especially since the S7 sports the new Snapdragon 820 processor which supports the feature. One theory would be that the company wants charging speeds to remain consistent across the Snapdragon and Exynos powered units, however that is unconfirmed.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 claims that it will be able to charge compatible devices from completely dead to 80% in just 35 minutes. It’s also compatible with microUSB (as found on the Galaxy S7) and the newer USB C as well (as found on the LG G5).



Source: Qualcomm Via: SamMobile

Galaxy S7 Specs

  • 5.1″ Quad HD SuperAMOLED Display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process, Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 32/64GB Storage (microSD)
  • 12MP Dual-Pixel Rear Camera; f/1.7, OIS
  • 5MP Front Camera; f/1.7
  • 3,000 mAh Battery
  • microUSB, Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless Charge (+ Fast)
  • IP68 Water Resistance

Galaxy S7 Edge Specs

  • 5.5″ Quad HD SuperAMOLED Display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process, Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 32/64GB Storage (microSD)
  • 12MP Dual-Pixel Rear Camera; f/1.7, OIS
  • 5MP Front Camera; f/1.7
  • 3,600 mAh Battery
  • microUSB, Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless Charge (+ Fast)
  • IP68 Water Resistance