Nubia Z17 may be the first to support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0+, but you won't be able to use it


Qualcomm announced an enhanced version of its quick charge technology last week and confirmed the first smartphone to feature Quick Charge 4.0+ is the Nubia Z17, a high-end smartphone recently launched in China.

Unfortunately, it turns out that Quick Charge 4.0+ won't be usable with the Nubia Z17, at least at first. The Chinese company confirmed that its top tier smartphone comes with a Quick Charge 3.0 charger in the retail box, which doesn't support the new technology.

Although the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset inside the Nubia Z17 has Quick Charge 4.0+ support, it looks like there are no chargers available for the new technology.

According to Qualcomm, Quick Charge 4.0+ is an improved version of the previous technology, and it's supposed to allow a smartphone to go from empty to 50% in just 15 minutes.

Also, the new quick charge technology comes with enhanced Dual Charge functionality, Intelligent Thermal Balancing, and advanced safety features. All these improvements have been explained in our original story about Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0+ technology, so make sure you check it out for more details.

As far as the Nubia Z17 goes, there's no telling whether or not the Chinese company will eventually provide buyers with additional chargers compatible with Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 4.0+ technology.

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6 Comments

1. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I'll merge two QC3.0 and make it QC6.0, haters will say I'm lying

2. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I just can't help but wonder if this quick charging stuff effects the life of the battery.

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Qualcomm says it doesn't but I'm sure it does.

6. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

It actually doesn't, surprisingly. I think its actually healthier for the battery. The battery charges through chemical reactions. As long as its being charged/used, the battery is under stress (chemical stress, not physical), which is more damaging to the battery than any fast charger can (with limits of course... kaboomm!! ;))

4. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Then whats the point of advertising it as a QC 4.0+ when they don't provide a charger that support it.?

5. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Charging has taken huge strides lately. Unfortunately battery life has been left behind.

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