Quick Charge 4

Qual­comm has given its charg­ing tech­nol­ogy an up­date. Chris Martin looks at what we can ex­pect

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Qual­comm has an­nounced Quick Charge 4, which will bring even faster charg­ing and other new fea­tures to de­vices in­clud­ing smart­phones this year.

At its Snap­dragon Tech Sum­mit in New York, Qual­comm of­fi­cially an­nounced Quick Charge 4 ahead of its re­lease in 2017. The plat­form, for want for a bet­ter word, is the lead­ing charg­ing method in more than 300 ac­ces­sories and 100 de­vices.

The head­line fea­ture of Quick Charge 4 is some­thing called ‘5 in 5’ mean­ing you can get five hours worth of bat­tery life from just a five minute long charge. Quick Charge will be avail­able via the up­com­ing Snap­dragon 835 pro­ces­sor which Qual­comm has given the first de­tails on.

Thanks to tech­nolo­gies such as ‘Dual Charge’, ‘typ­i­cal pre­mium phone users’ can ex­pect to see up to 20 per­cent faster charg­ing and 30 per­cent higher ef­fi­ciency com­pared to Quick Charge 3.0.

“As mo­bile de­vices be­come more ca­pa­ble and fea­ture rich, peo­ple tend to use them more. That’s why con­sumer de­mand and aware­ness for fastcharg­ing so­lu­tions is now at an all-time high. Quick Charge 4 ad­dresses that need by pro­vid­ing up to 50 per­cent bat­tery charge in roughly 15 min­utes or less, so you don’t have to spend all day chained to your charg­ing ca­ble,” said Alex Ka­touzian, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of prod­uct man­age­ment at Qual­comm Tech­nolo­gies.

With a big­ger fo­cus on safety fol­low­ing events such as the Sam­sung Galaxy Note 7, Qual­comm has added some fea­tures in Quick Charge 4. This in­cludes volt­age, cur­rent and tem­per­a­ture pro­tec­tion as well as ca­ble qual­ity and type de­tec­tion. In­ter­est­ingly, Qual­comm men­tioned that there will be two up­com­ing phones from undis­closed man­u­fac­tur­ers which will con­tain 7000+mAh bat­ter­ies.

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