Qualcomm introduced Quick Charge 3 fast charging technology back in 2015 for both smartphones powered by both flagship and mid-range SoCs at that time. Even though the company had introduced Quick Charge 4 in 2016 and Quick Charge 4+ in 2017, the company has now announced Quick Charge 3 fast charging technology for mid-range smartphones. It says that this can charge a phone from 0%-50% in 15 minutes, which is up to 35% faster and is 9° Celsius cooler compared to previous generations.
Quick Charge 3+ focuses on bringing advanced fast charging at a lower price point:
- 0%-50% in 15 minutes, 35% faster and 9° Celsius cooler compared to previous generations
- Supports standard USB type A-to-type C cables and accessories that support scalable voltage with 20mV steps from Quick Charge 4
- Backward compatible with previous-generation Quick Charge devices and newer devices can work with Quick Charge 3+ accessories
- Integrated cable power capability/identification, various safety mechanisms
Quick Charge 3+ will be available first on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 & Snapdragon 765G, followed by other new Snapdragon platforms across tiers in 2020. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite Zoom (Mi 10 Youth Edition), powered by the Snapdragon 765G, is the world’s first smartphone that supports both Quick Charge 4+ and Quick Charge 3+ charging technology.