Qualcomm has now announced a new version of Quick Charge – Quick Charge 3+. It is the first time since the announcement of QC 4+ that the company has brought something new to the technology. Unlike Quick Charge 4, the Quick Charge 3 Plus is for mid-range devices for better-charging solution than the older Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0.
Quick Charge 3+
Quick Charge 3+ is the latest addition to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge family and fits right between QC 3.0 and QC 4. Qualcomm believes that a lot of the upcoming devices will support the new charging technology.
The Quick Charge 3+ will be able to charge the device from 0 to 50% in just 15 minutes. The charging speed is 35% faster than QC 3.0, and the whole charging process is 9-degree Celcius cooler than its predecessor. It feeds scalable voltage to the system with a step size of 20mV and supports the standard Type-A to Type-C charging cables. It is also backward compatible, meaning that QC 3+ charging accessories can also be used to charge devices with QC 3.0 and older. Safety features of the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 Plus includes integrated cable power capability/identification among others.
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Support for New PMICs
Quick Charge 3 Plus supports two new PMICs (Power Management Integrated Circuits) – SMB1395 and SMB1396, both of which are products of Qualcomm. The two do not require any external protective chip or sensor such as the Over Voltage Protection Chip to implement the QC 3+. The SMD1396 also supports both wired and wireless charging.
As of now, only two of Qualcomm’s SoC support the QC 3 Plus – Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G. Both of them are premium mid-range SoCs, so Qualcomm’s slogan of faster and affordable charging for the masses isn’t actually true as of now. However, the company has also said that the upcoming SoCs will be compatible with the new charging solution.
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Quick Charge 3+ Availability
Quick Charge 3 Plus is already available in Xioami’s Mi 10 Lite Zoom, which is otherwise referred to as Mi 10 Youth Edition. As brands are now starting to use the SD 765G, a lot of upcoming devices will make use of this technology.
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