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Qualcomm announces launch of new Quick Charge 4+

Qualcomm has announced the launch of their new Quick Charge 4+ and its said to charge up to 15% faster than Quick Charge 4.0.

We recently reported the inclusion of Quick Charge 4.0 on the recently-released Nubia Z17, a move that would have made it the first device in the world to carry that technology. New information from Qualcomm, however, has debunked those claims, and it looks like the Nubia Z17 features an even newer Quick Charge 4+. This means that no device has featured Quick Charge 4.0.

In a release on their official website, Qualcomm announced the launch of Quick Charge 4+, a natural successor to Quick Charge 4.0, and one that has been touted to charge up to 15% faster. The 4+ is said to be a version of the 4.0 with improved technologies and will only be sported by devices designed with those features in mind.

Three enhancements represent the upgrade from the 4.0, as listed on Qualcomm's website:

  • Dual Charge features a second power management IC, and effectively allows for a split charging current, which reduces thermal dissipation and charge times. 
  • Intelligent Thermal Balancing autonomously directs current through the coolest paths, skipping hot spots and optimizing power delivery.
  • Advanced Safety Features monitors temperatures of the case and connector, preventing overheating and short-circuiting.

Quick Charge 4+ can be expected to be included on flagships that will be released later this year.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-06- 4 (Update: 2017-06- 5)