Qualcomm has been developing fast-charging technologies to go with its chipsets for quite some time, but the latest addition isn’t what you’d call usual. Instead of pushing the speeds higher than the last one Quick Charge 3+ is actually a slightly more limited version tailored for premium mid-rangers.
Meant for Snapdragon 765-powered devices it will fill an empty battery up to 50% in 15 minutes.
In a press release, 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% faster and up to 9 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.
Thanks to the new single IC design, the phones won’t need 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.