Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3+ should make charging faster and cheaper

Qualcomm has announced Quick Charge 3+, an improvement on 3.0 technology. This version is backwards compatible with previous Quick Charge generations and should bring faster fast charging technology to various phones.

Qualcomm claims that the 3+ technology can charge faster and is more efficient than the previous generation. The new technology could charge 35 percent faster while generating 9 degrees Celsius less heat. Qualcomm does not write which generation it compares to. Quick Charge 3+ should also be able to half-charge phone batteries in fifteen minutes, although it is also unclear how big the battery is.

For charging, Quick Charge 3+ uses USB-A to USB-C cables that support the 20mV step scalable voltage of Quick Charge 4 technology. Because Quick Charge 3+ also supports USB-a, producing these cables and peripherals would be cheaper than with Quick Charge 4+. Qualcomm hopes that faster charging can be brought to different users as a result.

The Quick Charge 3+ technology will be available first for the Snapdragon 765 Snapdragon 765G socs. Later this year, other socs will also receive this fast charging technology. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom will be the first phone to receive support for Quick Charge 3+. This phone can also handle Quick Charge 4+ and costs 273 euros converted in China, excluding VAT.