To solve the problem of quick re-charge of smartphones, MediaTek today launched Pump Express 3.0 battery charging technology. Pump Express is very fast and claims to charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70 percent in as little as 20 minutes and with five minutes of charge, you get five hours of talk time.
According to MediaTek, this speed of recharge with Pump Express is twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging.
Pump Express 3.0 is the world’s first solution to enable direct charge through Type-C USB power delivery. Pump Express 3.0 is an ultra safe charging solution with bi-directional communication and 20-plus safety and device protection systems built-in which prevents the smartphone from overheating while also routing electrical current from the adaptor directly to the battery.
MediaTek’s earlier fast charging technology, Pump Express 2.0, is used by major brands including Sony, Lenovo, Gionee and Meizu. Key improvements included in Pump Express 3.0 include higher charging speeds, higher charging efficiency and lower phone temperatures when charging. With direct charging, MediaTek cut power dissipation by more than 50 percent from Pump Express 2.0, as stated by the company.
MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 technology will be available in the MediaTek Helio series P20 with devices expected to be in the market by end of 2016. It will also be available in future smartphone chipsets and can be added to MediaTek smartphone SoCs upon request by OEMs.