Since new technologies have emerged so fast in the smartphone business in the last couple of years, many people have concerns that these technologies haven't been tested properly or for not enough time.
The latest discussion about such new technologies involves Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3 and USB Type-C port. According to Google's Benson Leung, a well-known USB Type-C evangelist, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is not compatible with USB Type-C, and this technology using the new port might damage your phone.
Currently, there are two flagship smartphones that employ the use of both technologies: HTC 10 and LG G5. If you own one of these devices, Qualcomm says that you're safe to charge them using the USB Type-C port since there hasn't been any report of malfunction related to this particular issue.
Qualcomm claims that its Quick Charge technology has been specially designed to be connector-independent, which means it can be used without issues with any port, including USB Type-C, USB micro, and USB Type-A.
“When an OEM chooses to implement Quick Charge into their device, they can configure the voltage to fit within the specifications of the USB Type-C standard. We have received no reports of user experience or device malfunction issues with or without USB Type-C connectors,” explains Qualcomm in an official statement.