Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0+ is safer and more efficient than its predecessors

Although Qualcomm is fairly well known for its processors, the firm has also made strides by bringing innovations to charging as well. If you have owned a device with a Qualcomm processor, chances are, you've encountered Quick Charging, which at times can be a life saver.

If unfamiliar, Quick Charge allows a device to charge much quicker than usual, replenishing a fully depleted battery to around 50% in no time. With each new iterations of Quick Charge, the time has gotten even shorter, with Quick Charge 4.0 going from zero to 50% in 15 minutes. Now, Qualcomm has announced Quick Charge 4.0+, which offers all the benefits of 4.0 but with some added improvements, which can be seen below.

  • 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 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. 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.

Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0+ will be rolling out to more devices over the year, but it is now currently available on the newly launched Nubia Z17.

Source: Qualcomm via Android Police

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