You might be able to do so if your device already has Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology, but everything needs an improvement. Qualcomm has announced a new upgrade to their fast charging technology, known as Quick Charge 4+. This has been done after almost 6 months since the release of Quick Charge 4 which promised charge device’s battery up to 50% capacity in just 15 minutes.
Now, with Quick Charge 4+, the company claims a 30% increase in battery efficiently, 15% faster charging, and a cooler battery up to 3 degrees. This has been achieved by improving features such as Dual Charging (dividing the current with the help of a second power management IC), Intelligent Thermal Balancing, and advanced safety features.
QC4+ can simultaneously monitor case and connector temperature levels. It acts as an extra security layer and prevents device overheating and damage to the Type-C connector.
Qualcomm’s most recent Snapdragon 835 chip is compatible with Quick Charge 4+, and Nubia Z17 is the first smartphone to support the latest version of Quick Charge technology.
You can check out the extensive list of Quick Charge-certified devices [PDF]. However, the list doesn’t include any device with QC4 despite the fact that it was released last year. So, QC4+ might be better termed as a replacement rather than a successor to QC4. Also, Qualcomm said devices and accessories with Quick Charge 4+ will be backward compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 and previous versions.
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