Technology has sure taken us to a point of no return. At this point, we can do see o many things with it that was beyond us before now. This is further stressed with the launch of this new fast charge version
6 Months ago, Qualcomm announced Quick charge 4.0, a notable feature of Snapdragon 835 chipset that allow a smartphone to go from empty to 50% in just 15 minutes. Yes, you heard right, 15 minutes. This version of quick charge can charge a device up to 15% faster, and it’s 30% more efficient when compared to Quick Charge 4.0.
Also with this new version comes 3 new enhancements which includes:
1. Dual Charge: which is present in previous versions of the technology but is now stronger than even. With Dual Charge, the charge current will be divided allowing for lower thermal dissipation and reduced charge time (up to 15%) compared to the previous versions.
2. Intelligent Thermal Balancing: This helps to conducts current via the coolest path autonomously, as a result, eliminating hot spot for optimized power delivery.
3. Advanced Safety Feature: Quick Charge 4 already includes rigorous built-in safety protocols. 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.
Evidently, the Quick charge 4.0+ is an upgraded version and is sure to serve us better than the previous ones, but then, most of the new smartphones did not even come with the feature. This implies that very few smartphones has the potential to charge up to 15 percent faster, or 30 percent more efficiently.
According to Qualcomm, the first smartphone to run Quick charge 4.0+ technology is the Nubia Z17, which was unveiled earlier this week. The handset comes with a 3,200 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 835 processor, as well as 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.