Qualcomm announced earlier today its Quick Charge 4.0 technology giving more technical specifications regarding its features and its improvements.
The aforementioned technology was initially introduced during the Snapdragon 835 unveiling and comes as a significant update to the previous standard since both can be used on the same chipset. According to Qualcomm, all Quick Charge 4 devices can switch to the new standard if their manufacturers decide to include 3 features:
- Dual Charge is similar to an earlier version of Quick Charge, but according to Qualcomm it is now “more powerful”.
- Intelligent Thermal Balancing: this is what steers current through the less used charging pathway to keep temperatures of the chipset and the device down.
- Advanced Safety Feature: it’s a fail-safe that monitors both the phone and the connector temperature to prevent overheating and short-circuit damage.
According to Qualcomm all new Quick Charge 4 compatible devices will be able to charge 15% faster and 30% more efficiently. We have to mention that this QC 4.0 feature is not software related but hardware. This means that so far the only smartphone that supports it is the newly announced ZTE Nubia Z17 model.