Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 4 that delivers up to 20% faster charging


17, 2016

Author Pradeep // in News


Qualcomm today announced its next generation of its fast-charging technology with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. Quick Charge 4 will be made available with the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

  • For typical premium phone users, Quick Charge 4 is engineered to extend smartphone use by five or more hours with only five minutes of charging.
  • Using Dual Charge, Qualcomm Technologies’ parallel charging technology, users can enjoy up to 20 percent faster charging and up to 30 percent higher efficiency compared with Quick Charge 3.0.
  • Quick Charge 4 also integrates USB Type-C and USB-PD support, making the industry’s most popular battery charging solution available on the widest variety of cables and adapters.

Quick Charge 4 features the third release of INOV power-management algorithm that includes real-time thermal management, a industry first, which is designed to advance charging optimization by automatically determining and selecting the optimal power transfer level for a given thermal condition. Given the recent infamous battery exploding cases on smartphones, Qualcomm highlighted that Quick Charge 4 is safe to use as well.

In addition to providing the most consistent in-box and out-of-box charging experience, Quick Charge 4 comes with advanced safety features for both the adapter and mobile device. Protection is implemented at multiple levels and throughout the entire charging process to more accurately measure voltage, current, and temperature while protecting the battery, system, cables and connectors. An additional layer of protection is also being added to help prevent battery over-charging and regulate current throughout every charge cycle.

Snapdragon 835 is expected to ship in commercial devices in the first half of 2017.

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