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Qualcomm provides quick charge for cheaper cables

by on28 April 2020

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Qualcomm has been developing fast charging technologies to go with its chipsets but its latest version Quick Charge 3+ could end up in premium mid-rangers.

The idea is to offer the same speeds as Quick Charge 4+, but with compatibility for an inexpensive USB Type-A cable. The first device to support the charging technology is the newly-announced Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom. In fact, the smartphone supports both Quick Charge 3+ and Quick Charge 4+. The first chipsets to support it will be the Snapdragon 765 and 765G, which already support Quick Charge 4+, so it's not really about lower-cost devices. But OEMs could still offer lower-cost peripherals and chargers, which could bring down the cost of the package.

Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 3+ for Snapdragon 765 devices

Qualcomm revealed the aim of QC3+ is to bring a fast-charging solution to more affordable smartphones. Compared with previous generations, it will be 35 percent faster and up to nine degrees cooler. The standard will work over USB-A to USB-C cables and will work with accessories that support scalable voltage from Quick Charge 4.

Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 3+ for Snapdragon 765 devices

The new single IC design measn the phones won’t need an OVP (over-voltage protection) chip, a sense resistor, or others. Quick Charge 3+ will have support both for wireless and wired charging, and it will even work when used simultaneously.

Last modified on 28 April 2020
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