LG has just confirmed that its latest flagship smartphone, the G4, does in fact feature Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. However, oddly enough, the power adapter that ships with the device does not support the feature.
The Korean company’s reasoning for this odd decision lies in the fact that the LG G4 comes with a removable battery. Here’s what LG had to say:
At the end of the day, we see Quick Charge as a nice-to-have, not a must-have, since we offer a replacement battery. This is what we’ll continue to focus on.
While many would argue that this is just an excuse by LG, the manufacturer mentioned that it didn’t design the G4 to support Quick Charge. Turns out, the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor powering the device already has the feature built-in. In that regards, it’s more of a bonus feature than anything else.
However, the question now is, how do consumers get a Quick Charge 2.0 certified adapter? A quick Google search led us to this list:
From the list above, it seems like any adapter that ships with a Quick Charge 2.0 capable smartphone will work, such as the HTC Rapid Charger. While this isn’t exactly the best solution, it’s better than not having the feature at all.