Qualcomm Technologies introduced Qualcomm Quick Charge 3+ Technology, the company's latest addition to the Quick Charge family.
Quick Charge 3+ will be available first on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 & Snapdragon 765G, followed by other new Snapdragon platforms across tiers in 2020. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite Zoom, powered by the Snapdragon 765G, is the first smartphone with both Quick Charge 4+ and Quick Charge 3+ charging technology.
Quick Charge 3+ focuses on bringing advanced fast charging at a lower price point:
- Fast Charging and better efficiency: 0%-50% in 15 minutes, 35% faster and 9 degrees Celsius cooler comparing to previous generations
- Quick Charge 3+ will support industry standard USB type A-to-type C cables and accessories that support scalable voltage with 20mV steps from Quick Charge 4, which are more affordable for OEMs and consumers
- Quick Charge 3+ is backward compatible with previous-generation Quick Charge devices and newer devices can work with Quick Charge 3+ accessories
- Other key features: Integrated cable power capability/identification, various safety mechanisms
Quick Charge 3+ supports new PMICs such as SMB1395/SMB1396, allowing
OEMs to a move to higher charge power with the same software implementation and address different system requirement in terms of PCB design, charger IC location, etc. In addition, there is no need for external components such as OVP (Over Voltage Protection) chip, sense resistor and others.