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Quick Charge 4 gives 5 hours of battery life from 5 minutes of charging

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Qualcomm has announced its latest Snapdragon 835 chipset today, manufactured on Samsung’s revolutionary 10nm FinFET process. With the announcement of the new processor, Qualcomm introduces a newer version of its Quick Charge technology, Quick Charge 4. And as you would expect, Quick Charge 4 is the fastest charging technology to date by chipmaker Qualcomm.

Quick Charge 4 will be available alongside the upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor, which is expected to power most of the major flagship handsets of 2017. Compared to the current generation Quick Charge 3.0 charging tech, Quick Charge 4 is up to 20 percent faster, 30 percent more efficient and charges up to 5° C cooler. Based on tests conducted on a 2,750mAh battery, Quick Charge 4 will provide 5 hours of battery life from a mere 5 minutes of charging, and Qualcomm claims the new technology to charge from 0 to 50 percent in just 15 minutes. This trumps OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology which charges from 0 to 60% in half an hour, which is probably the quickest in 2016. 

With Quick Charge 4, Qualcomm has also introduced a new line of PMIC’s (power management integrated circuits) with up to 96 percent peak efficiency, low impendance and cutting edge charging features with the likes of battery differential sensing. The new PMIC’s are known as SMB1380 and SMB1381, which are made to support any USB Type C 5V power source, or other similarly high power sources, also supporting charging ultra slim mobile devices, while ensuring advanced thermal management at the same time. On top of that, Quick Charge 4 not only supports USB Type C, but is also USB-PD (Power Delivery) compliant.

Quick Charge 4, like Qualcomm’s previous rapid charging technologies is rumored to slowly kill the market and need for powerbanks, given their charging efficiency. Quick Charge is now the top charging method that is being used in mobile devices. The company claims that there are more than 600 million devices and accessories to date that uses Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0. The full details regarding Quick Charge 4 is available via the source link below. Let us know your thoughts at the comments section below! 

Source: Qualcomm

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