Qualcomm announced Quick Charge 4 back in November last year along with the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, promises 5 hours of charge in just 5 minutes. Now the company has announced a more polished version of the standard, the Quick Charge 4+ that includes all the benefits of Quick Charge 4 along with three new enhancements such as improved Dual Charge, Intelligent Thermal Balancing and Advanced Safety Features.
With these features it can charge up to 15% faster, or 30% more efficiently when compared to Quick Charge 4, says Qualcomm. Charging would also be up to 3° Celsius cooler.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ highlights:
- Dual Charge: Includes a second power management IC in the device that divides the charge current, allowing for lower thermal dissipation and reduced charge time
- Intelligent Thermal Balancing: Engineered to move current via the coolest path autonomously, eliminating hot spots for optimized power delivery
- Advanced Safety Features: Designed to monitor both the case and connector temperature levels simultaneously. This extra layer of protection helps ward against overheating and short-circuit or damage to the Type-C connector.
The Nubia Z17, company’s latest flagship device uses NeoCharge quick charging technology, which is based on Quick Charge 4+ from Qualcomm, making it the first device to support Quick Charge 4+. We should see more devices based on QC4+ soon.