MediaTek unveils Pump Express 3.0: a Qualcomm QuickCharge alternative that will get 0% to 70% battery in 20 minutes
posted by Victor H. / May 30, 2016, 8:03 AM
High-end smartphones have their appeal not only because of their computing superpowers, but also due to the little features that make a big difference in daily life. One such feature reserved to Qualcomm Snapdragon has been the QuickCharge technology that allows you to plug in your phone and get its battery recharged much faster.
This has also been one of the key advantages of Snapdragon phones over more affordable phones out of China that have MediaTek system chips. MediaTek chips are fairly fast, but they lack a similar fast charging technology.
This will change in the future, as MediaTek today unveils Pump Express 3.0, a new feature that will come with select MediaTek-based devices that will allow faster battery recharges.
Here is a quick break-down of the Pump Express 3.0 specs:
Most notable is the promise for a recharge from 0% to 70% in just 20 minutes. Let us remind you that batteries recharge at exponentially slower times for the last few percentage points, so the actual charge to a 100% will probably take at least double those 20 minutes (likely, more). Still, this is an advancement that will give quite a lot of freedom to MediaTek phone owners.
Pump Express 3.0 is expected to come with Helio P20-equipped phones by the end of 2016. It's also notable that this tech works with the new USB-C charging port, which is awesome.
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low-end class will be interesting with all these quick-charge stuff (and Qualcomm's QC3.0 like SD617 and SD435), 3000mAh+ battery, and power efficient A53 core.. and maybe next-year midranger will be powerful enough to support day-dream (maybe not 2k screen, yet)
posted on May 30, 2016, 8:15 AM 0
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If high end can't support it now I doubt midrange will support it next year. It took the S400 series 3 years to reach the same level of performance as the S600 series had in 2013. Every midrange/low midrange phone from 2013-2015 used a Adreno 305 or some variant of it.
posted on May 30, 2016, 8:28 AM 0
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Sure batteries need to improve. It's 2016 and no battery will go for a week? I thought this was supposed to be the era of flying cars and stuff..
posted on May 30, 2016, 8:16 AM 1
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I smell a lawsuit.....
posted on May 30, 2016, 8:31 AM 0
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I don't expect a battery to last a week or even 2 or 3 days of heavy uses ,, but a battery that last 10 to 11 hours of SOT with heavy uses would be fine. I you are on your phone more then 11 hours of heavy uses you really need a life.
posted on May 30, 2016, 8:43 AM 0
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How many noticed Fast Charging to 100% = Lower battery life per charge. Charging Slow = Battery lasting longer per charge
posted on May 30, 2016, 11:16 AM 2
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Sounds good, but makes me wonder about safety, a bad charger with direct access to battery?
posted on May 30, 2016, 1:34 PM 0
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Well, according to the video they use USB communication and have over 20 safety signals, so in theory it should be safer as well.
posted on May 31, 2016, 1:24 PM 0
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The thing with charge times now is that they have become fairly good. Phones with quick charge (and similar tech) charge impressively but don't last too long. I love windows phones and will be looking to see how the Hp elite X3 with quickcharge 3.0 and a 15.98 Wh 4150mAh battery can do.
posted on May 30, 2016, 3:25 PM 0
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