Quick Charge 4+ (QC4+)has been unveiled by Qualcomm. QC4 was actually announced during the introduction of the Snapdragon 835 at the start of the year but a more polished version which is the QC 4+ has been introduced to the world.
The QC4+ is allegedly considered to be update to QC4 since smartphone manufacturers can be used on the same chipset.
Devices using Quick Charge 4 can switch to Quick Charge 4+ if smartphone manufacturers wants to include three enhancements.
1. Dual Charge is close to the previous version of Quick Charge, however, the San Diego firm, Qualcomm claims it is more powerful.
2. An Intelligent Thermal Balancing that steers current through the less used charging pathway to keep temperatures of the chipset and the device down is also included.
3. Thirdly, the last enhancement is called Advanced Safety Feature which monitors both the device and the connector temperature to avoid overheating and short-circuit damage.
Qualcomm says devices that support QC4+ will charge 15% faster and 30% more efficiently. It also said charging would be up to 3 degrees Celsius cooler.
The unveiling of QC4+ is not an update in terms of software but it is a hardware upgrade, so it cannot just be gotten with a patch.
ZTE Nubia Z17 which was announced yesterday is the only device in market that supports that latest standard.