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MediaTek introduces Pump Express Plus fast charging to duel with Qualcomm

MediaTek continues its push to become the Qualcomm of the East, the latest step in that direction is fast battery charging for mobiles. The tech is called Pump Express Plus and is found in the MT6732 and MT6595 chipsets, along with newer chips that come out.

There are current devices that use those chipsets (like the Sony Xperia E4g and Meizu MX4), but it seems they are not Pump-enabled.

You’ll certainly need a compatible charger, the first one is dubbed HF-QC-084, which may be mouthful but should be easy to Google. The first phone to support Pump Express Plus is the Koobee Halo 3 (what, you never heard of Koobee?).

Anyway, the technology works at three levels: Regular, Turbo 1 and Turbo 2. They are locked at 1.67A of current, but boost the voltage to deliver more power. The Turbo 2 step seems identical to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 (and Samsung’s identical Fast Charge, Intel seems to be using it too).

Voltage Amps Power
Regular charger 5V 1A 5W
Pump, regular mode 5V 1.67A 8.35W
Quick Charge 1.0 5V 2A 10W
Pump, Turbo 1 7V 1.67A 11.7W
Pump, Turbo 2 9V 1.67A 15W
Quick Charge 2.0 9V 1.67A 15W
Asus Boost Master 9V 2A 18W
Oppo VOOC 5V 5A 25W

Technically you should be able to use a Quick Charge 2.0 charger, but that depends on proper handshaking between the phone and the charger.

If you want to learn more about the current state of fast charging and how well it works, head over to our Charge Test.

Source (in Chinese) | Via


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