Qualcomm introduces faster and more efficient Quick Charge 4+

02 June 2017
The new standard will charge up to 30% more efficiently; to have Intelligent Thermal Balancing.

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  • AnonD-286078

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2017Quick charge 4 wasn't released on any device so far, there ... moreAny problems with qc 4.0 would have been reported but they haven't been and the press has been utterly useless in picking up its absence. GSMArena included.

  • AnonD-286078

AnonD-472839, 02 Jun 2017q.c. 4 is available in zte nubia 2017That's the only phone with QC4.0.

I think the reason for none of those devices having QC 4.0 is also because of qualcomms PMIC not being released at the moment. The SMB1380 and 81 aren't going to be released until the end of the year but that's not an excuse to be fair. Those devices could and should be having QC4.0 in them. Charging the amount they do for them. Its ridiculous.

  • AnonD-666662

Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017Quick Charge(TM) might soon disappear in favor of regular U... moreQuick Charge 4 and above is compatible and/or compliant with the USB PD specification so Qualcomm is actually adhering to Google's guidelines. This means Quick Charge won't go away as it's supposed to be an improvement over other charging standards and gives Qualcomm an advantage through proprietary technologies.

  • Anonymous

PLAYER SLAYER, 02 Jun 2017So I'm guessing that phones that were announced/sold before... moreQuick charge 4 wasn't released on any device so far, there were problems I assume. This is the fixed one probably.

  • Anonymous

It's best for you to charge your phone using the normal voltage if you're not in a hurry. It will help your battery life to live much longer. Quick Charging destroys or kills the cells in your battery much faster compared to regular charging

  • JC

And the note 8 will still have quick charge 2.0 lol

  • AnonD-234961

AnonD-507364, 02 Jun 2017And yet... silly Samsung still stuck in Quick Charge 2.0 er... moreIt's just a number. The S7/Edge and S8/S8+ will charge in 90 minutes and that's all you need to know.

  • Anonymous

Quick Charge(TM) might soon disappear in favor of regular USB-C fast charging. Google already gave signs that future versions of Android might require devices to instead adopt USB-C fast charging standards. Which is fine by me, my 5X charges in minutes and without any fuss.
arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/11/google-threatens-qualcomm-quick-charge-with-android-incompatibility/
That might explain why QC is making noise over their proprietary tech.

  • wat

Can't wait to get my Note 8 with Quickcharge 2.0

  • Anonymous

AnonD-646111, 02 Jun 2017where it may be quick charge 4.0-4+ but still it slow atlea... moreRemovable battery phones

spare battery:
0-100% in 1 minute

extended (bigger, higher capacity) battery:
one charge lasts several days, therefore no need to recharge every day.

And don't forget that batteries degrade, lose capacity over time which means they discharge much faster (especially after about 2 years of usage) and the Quick Charge or power banks won't help. But with removable battery you can insert a new life (new battery) in your phone.

  • AnonD-659932

AnonD-507364, 02 Jun 2017And yet... silly Samsung still stuck in Quick Charge 2.0 er... moreno one cares. samsung is no longer relevant.

So I'm guessing that phones that were announced/sold before this will not get QC 4+. That kinda sucks, man

  • Henning Lund

AnonD-523334, 02 Jun 2017All you are smoking first feels so sure, but then we knew e... moreSource: https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2017/06/01/fast-charging-look-qualcomm-quick-charge-4-your-next-mobile-device
Quote: "Just this week, the first device to include Quick Charge 4+ support was announced, the nubia Z17."

Source: http://www.nubiamobileshop.com/about-us
Quote: "Nubia Mobile is a subsidiary of ZTE Mobile Corporation.Nubia provide the latest in smartphone technology at a better value than comparable devices."

Source: https://www.qualcomm.com/documents/quick-charge-device-list
You can here see that there are still no devices that support Quick Charge 4.
Btw. there has not been any device announced that should support Quick Charge 4.

  • AnonD-523334

Henning Lund, 02 Jun 2017No, there are no Quick Charge 4 devices. The nubia Z17 (nub... moreAll you are smoking first feels so sure, but then we knew everything is no more than speculations.

  • AnonD-450518

Wishful thinking from fans hoping quick implementatation of QC 4.0 or even 4+ will happen soon, but unfortunately it'll take more than a next generation of devices & third party manufacturers to put it on the market.

  • AnonD-72356

AnonD-507364, 02 Jun 2017And yet... silly Samsung still stuck in Quick Charge 2.0 er... moreYou didn't mention Apple which didn't even bring fast charging yet.

  • AlienNextDoor

You can introduce ultra charge thay charges phones in 5 minutes and I still wouldn't use it. Charging faster than 1.5 A degrades battery life significantly. In fact, the slower the charge the longer the batter will last.

Back when we had removable batteries that might not have been a problem, but nowadays it most certainly is. I chargr my S7 with a 1A charger. It takes 3 hours from 0 to 100 which is nothing. About the time I read an article online and drink a tea it's done. Especially considering it's better to keep your battery between 20 and 80 so I usually don't let it go below 15 or charge over 95.

  • AnonD-507364

And yet... silly Samsung still stuck in Quick Charge 2.0 era
What a shame.

  • AnonD-646111

where it may be quick charge 4.0-4+ but still it slow atleast a 4000mah battery should chager
0-65% in 15 mintues
0-100% in 40mintues

Definitely a good news. Although hopefully now, all the top flagships [(& killers) obviously Android based] will follow the Nubia Z17. So hopefully the V30 and all the other upcomers (especially the Note 8, Qualcomm's variant), as well.