MediaTek just introduced Pump Express 3.0, its fastest battery charging technology yet. This promises to charge smartphone battery from 0 to 70% in just 20 minutes and 5 minutes of charge promises four hours talk time. “That’s almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging,” said the company.
Pump Express 3.0 has higher charging speeds, higher charging efficiency and lower phone temperatures when charging. With direct charging, MediaTek cut power dissipation by more than 50% from Pump Express 2.0. According to MediaTek, the Pump Express 3.0 is the world’s first solution to enable direct charge through Type-C USB power delivery. Direct charging bypasses charging circuitry inside the phone and prevents the device from overheating while also routing electrical current from the adaptor directly to the battery.
It is also a safe charging solution with bi-directional communication and over 20 safety and device protection systems built-in, including device or charger overheating issues. The company uses its own SoC technology in combination with technology advancements from Richtek, a company MediaTek recently acquired, to control heat issues and quick charge devices.
The MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 technology will be available in the MediaTek Helio P20 series of devices that are expected to hit the market by end of 2016. It will also be available in future smartphone chipsets and can be added to other MediaTek smartphone SoCs depending on the preference by OEMs.