Manufacturers have done a lot of developments in smartphone technology but can’t seem to address its main issue — the battery longevity.
Sure, there had been a lot of study and research that aimed to solve the problem, but still, our phone can’t last for days like they’re supposed to. But Qualcomm is trying to come up with a solution slowly and is now releasing the new Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.
Qualcomm, being one of the leading SoC manufacturers right now, has been eager in ensuring its users will have a smartphone with the best performance and battery life as possible. The brand promises better power efficiency everytime they release a new Snapdragon chip.
But other than focusing on the processor’s battery consumption, Qualcomm has also started focusing on improving the battery recharging experience. Since they can’t still figure out how to put an ultra-high capacity battery on a compact handset, shortening the recharging time is the least that they can do.
And with the new Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, the company is promising faster and more efficient charging experience. Even better than the previous Quick Charge revisions. With the Quick Charge 4+, Qualcomm is introducing three new enhancements. These features are on top of what that the Quick Charge 4 already has:
Here are the new features of the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
- Dual Charge: already an option in earlier versions, but now more powerful. Dual Charge includes a second power management IC in the device. Charging a device via Dual Charge divides the charge current, allowing for lower thermal dissipation and reduced overall charge time.
- Intelligent Thermal Balancing: a further enhancement to Dual Charge. Intelligent thermal balancing is engineered to move current via the coolest path autonomously, eliminating hot spots for optimized power delivery
- Advanced Safety Features: Quick Charge 4 already includes rigorous built-in safety protocols. However, Quick Charge 4+ goes one step further and is 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.
When all three are combined, they’re claiming a 15% faster and 30% more efficiency than the Quick Charge 4.
The new Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ debuted on the newly launched Nubia Z17, the first ever smartphone to have the new technology. But as per the company, accessory manufacturers can also qualify for the new Quick Charge 4+ support. Qualified wall and car chargers, power banks, and more will have backward compatibility with Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 devices.