Though the Quick Charge 4 charging technology (later evolved to Quick Charge 4+) was introduced in November 2016, we still see the latest smartphones using Quick Charge 3.0. These include flagships such as Huawei Mate 20/20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and so on. In fact, there are only 18 smartphones in total to feature the Qualcomm QC 4+. Qualcomm has officially announced the list of smartphones supporting Qualcomm QC 4+. Here are the following flagships to feature the latest quick charge technology:
Qualcomm’s Official List of Smartphones Supporting Qualcomm QC 4+
- AGM X3
- BQ Aquaris X2
- BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
- LG G7 ThinQ
- LG V40 ThinQ
- nubia Z17
- nubia Z18
- Razer Phone
- Razer Phone 2
- Qiku N7 pro
- Smartisan R1
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
- Xiaomi Poco F1
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi A2
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
- ZTE AXON Pro 9
Previously, in the first list of QC 4+ smartphones, there were only 8 smartphones supporting it. Till now, 10 news devices have been added to the list, where Xiaomi smartphones dominate the list.
Quick Charge 4+: Everything We Need To Know
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 charging technology is the first to be compatible with the USB PD2.0 protocol. It eliminated the 12V voltage and boosted the power to 28W. The standard 5V can output 5.6A maximum, 9V can output 3A, and the voltage is subdivided into 20mV.
Later, with the announcement of the USB PD3.0 (PPS) charging standard, Qualcomm QC4 also ushered in an upgrade and evolved into a QC4+ charging standard compatible with USB PD3.0 (PPS), QC3.0, and QC2.0. So, instead of QC 4, we have QC 4+ featured in the smartphones.
With the rapid popularization of USB PD fast charging, more and more mobile phones and chargers supporting QC4+ fast charging are available on the market.
Recently, ChargerLAB obtained a list of the latest Quick Charge 4+ certified mobile phones from Qualcomm.
After charging, the head network has found that 18 mobile phones from 9 brands have obtained Qualcomm QC4/4+ certification.
The only problem is that the limited availability of the QC 4+ chargers sold exclusively on the internet. Let’s see when that is solved.