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HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 listed on HTC’s website

HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 listed on HTC’s website

Do you remember when the HTC One M8 was announced and there was this intriguing specification about Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on board? This tech paired with a certified charger can restore 60% to a 3300 mAh smartphone battery in just 30 minutes.

Earlier this month an inside source at HTC told us that the company was gearing up to release a branded charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology and the day is drawing closer as the HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 pops up on the accessories page at HTC.com. The item isn’t ready to be added to your shopping cart yet as we are told the first batch for the US is still in transit from Taiwan. For now, all you can do is visit the product page for a closer look.

Devices that will get the most use out of this charger are listed below:

  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M8 Hardon/Kardon Edition
  • HTC Desire Eye

Devices like the HTC One M7 that have Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 tech in them can benefit from the HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 as well, but it will be at a lesser speed given it is version one of quick charging technology by Qualcomm.

We hope the price will be very similar to what Motorola listed their Turbo charger for which is $34.99 and of no surprise is currently out of stock.

UPDATE: Amazon is now selling a Qualcomm certified Quick Charge 2.0 wall plug for $14.59. It not the official HTC plug, but it is compatible with all Quick Charge 2.0 compatible devices like the HTC One M9, HTC One M8, HTC One E8 and HTC Desire Eye

Source: HTC Rapid Charger 2.0, Amazon

About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.

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  1. Tom Kelsall

    About bloody time too!!

    • Harold Goldner

      Seriously, the M8 came out 3/25/14, over 7 months ago, and this charging capacity was touted as one of its “features.” I was wondering whether they’d get them out the door before the M8 is no longer their flagship handset. They don’t seem to waste any time putting jack-o-lanterns on our devices….(okay, I actually like that Dotview theme, but you catch my drift).

      • I personally don’t think it’s HTC that delayed bringing this item to the market. I’ve tried to keep up with Qualcomm on this matter and they updated an article on their website in September with a list of manufacturers with certified chargers. Double checking the site, I see that they updated it two days ago with even more data. I’ve check those sources and even made contact with a few only to find none of them have a product on the market yet. Motorola was fortunate enough to advertise theirs already before others.

        https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdragon/2014/06/04/quick-charge-20-has-arrived

      • Badelhas

        I totally agree. I don’t understand why all this delay. Looking forward to get one here in Europe for a long time…

    • jordanyork

      Looks like it still hasn’t released. In the meantime, I’ve found that this charger works perfectly. It even gives you a green light to indicate that it’s using quick charge 2.0.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OVD3FEU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. i have one m7 can i use Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 ?

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