Qualcomm Quick Charge 3+ announced for premium mid-range smartphones that are powered by Snapdragon 765 chipset. It can charge the devices from 0% to 50% in 15 minutes.
The new Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3+ is the successor to the Quick Charge 3 that was announced back in 2015. Although the company had introduced the Quick Charge 4 in 2016 and Quick Charge 4+ in 2017.
Since the new chipset is for Snapdragon 765 chipset, Qualcomm says it can fill an empty battery up to 50% in 15 minutes. When its comparison, the new fast charging tech is up to 35% faster and is 9° Celsius cooler than the previous generations.
Qualcomm also said that the QC3+ brings a fast-charging solution to more affordable smartphones. The standard will work over USB-A to USB-C cables and will work with accessories that support scalable voltage from Quick Charge 4.
Backward compatible with previous-generation Quick Charge devices and newer devices can work with Quick Charge 3+ accessories. The phones won’t need OVP (over-voltage protection) chip, a sense resistor, or others, thanks to the single IC design.
It also supports various safety mechanisms and integrated cable power capability/identification. Qualcomm also noted that the new Quick Charge 3+ will simultaneously support wired and wireless charging.
Notably, the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3+ will first be seen on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 & Snapdragon 765G. While other new Snapdragon platforms across tiers in 2020 will soon support the fast charging tech.
Meanwhile, the new Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition (Mi 10 Lite Zoom) with Snapdragon 765G, will be the world’s first smartphone that supports both Quick Charge 4+ and Quick Charge 3+ charging technology.