Back in 2017, Qualcomm announced the Quick Charge 4+. Of course, you are not wrong to be expecting a successor, say like Quick Charge 5 or Quick Charge 5+. However, that is not the case now as Qualcomm has surprised us by not launching Quick Charge 5 but Quick Charge 3+.
According to Qualcomm, the new charging technology is designed to bring “advanced charging at a lower price point”. The feature is said to be available first on the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G processors.
Quick Charge 3+ is also said to be available first on the newly-launched Mi 10 Lite Zoom (Mi 10 Youth Edition). Surprisingly, the phone is said to also support Quick Charge 4+, making it the world’s first smartphone to support both charging technologies.
Quick Charge 3+ Key Specifications
Below are the key features of Quick Charge 3+:
- Fast Charging and better efficiency: charges from 0% to 50% in 15 minutes. It is also 35% more efficient than the previous generation and 9°C cooler.
- Support for USB Type-A to Type-C cables and accessories
- Backward compatibility with previous-generation Quick Charge devices. Newer devices can also work with Quick Charge 3+ accessories.
- Integrated cable power capability or identification
- Support for new PMICs such as SMB1395/SMB1396 which brings advantages such as eliminating the need for external components an overvoltage protection chip and a sense resistor.
Qualcomm says more Snapdragon mobile platforms will support the new fast charging technology.