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MediaTek introduces Pump Express Plus charging technology

by on19 May 2015

To go head to head with Qualcomm Quick Charge tech

Qualcomm was quite keen to advertise its Quick Charge technology over the past couple of quarters, but MediaTek has now unveiled the new Pump Express Plus technology in an effort to go head to head with Qualcomm.

Called Pump Express Plus, the new charging technology is available in the MT6732 and MT6595 chipsets and will be available in any future chipset from MediaTek. While there are currently smartphones based on that chipset, like the Meizu MX4, it appears that Pump Express Plus is not enabled.

Of course, as with Qualcomm's charging technology, you will also need a compatible charger for Mediatek's Pump Express Plus technology and the first one available will be called the HJ-QC-084. Apparently, the first smartphone that will support the Pump Express Plus charging technology is the Koobee Halo 3.

As far as managed to pull from a Chinese source, the technology will have three levels, Regular, Turbo 1 and Turbo 2. All three are locked at 1.67A, but have higher voltage in order to deliver more power. The Turbo 2 level appears similar to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 as well as some other similar technologies on the market, like Intel's iQ or Samsung's Fast Charge.

According to specifications, it should be possible to use Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 charger with Mediatek's Pump Express Plus enabled smartphone, at least if smartphone manufacturer decides to implement it.

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Last modified on 20 May 2015
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