HTC U11 quick charging has maximum speed of 15W

A user on Weibo has reported that the HTC U11 is capable of accepting 15W of charge at the most. While Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 is the tech used in U11’s charger, it’s a bit of a let-down to see the device not hit the maximum 18W speed attainable by the tech, which FYI, Google’s Pixel does.

For some perspective, Huawei’s Super Charge can do charging at whopping 22.5W right now, while Oppo’s VOOC charging tech can do 20W — and both are slated to improvements this year. So, yeah, we did expect HTC to do better here, but that’s not to say HTC U11 is bad at charging, in fact, 15W is pretty able speed. And given the 3000mAh battery U11 packs in, 15W is more than enough to fully charge it pretty quickly.

This flagship is the pride of the Taiwanese OEM and comes packed in with tons of features and top notch specs. The device is obviously powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A 6GB RAM variant with the same amount of storage is also available in select few markets (China has it, for one). The device runs on a moderate 3000mAh battery pack which seems just enough to power all 1440 x 2560 pixels on the 5.5-inch display.

This brings us back to charging the device. Given the mediocre battery on board, the device is bound to drain charge within 10 to 12 hours of usage and even lesser on heavy usage. Thanks to Qualcomm’s advanced Quick Charge 3.0 and HTC own’s battery optimizations you’re able to see such charging rates.

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The device currently ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. And to add on to that, the OEM has confirmed that the flagship is also in line for two more generations of Android, that is Android O 8.0 and Android P 9.0. If you’re in the market for a premium smartphone you can grab the HTC U11 for 4545 Yuan or $650 approx.

Via: Weibo