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Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fuels up devices 15% faster than Quick Charge 4

By Jonnah Pante & Cookie Monster - on 6 Jun 2017, 12:20pm

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fuels up devices 15% faster than Quick Charge 4

Months after the launch of Quick Charge 4, Qualcomm announced its latest technology of fast charging – the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

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Mobile devices equipped with Quick Charge 4 can turn an empty battery to 50 percent of battery life in just 15 minutes. For Quick Charge 4+, devices can be fueled up 15 percent faster, 30 percent more efficient, and up to 3 degrees Celsius cooler.

Qualcomm achieved this feat by adding three enhancements into Quick Charge 4+:

  • Dual Charge – a second power management IC that helps in dividing charge current, resulting in lower thermal dissipation and faster charging
  • Intelligent Thermal Balancing – move current via the coolest path autonomously, eliminating hot spots for optimized power delivery.
  • Advanced Safety Features – the ability to monitor the temperature levels of the case and connector at the same time to prevent overheating and short circuit damage to Type-C connector.

The first smartphone to support Quick Charge 4+ is the nubia Z17 which is powered by a Snapdragon 835. Older devices with the same processor might miss out on Quick Charge 4+ as it is not a software update. It’s up to device and accessory manufacturers to include these new features as hardware upgrade to their products.

Source: Qualcomm