Mobile chip company MediaTek has announced its Pump Express 3.0 technology, which it claims will charge a phone to 70% of its battery life in 20 minutes.
Pump Express 3.0 is the world's first solution to enable direct charge through Type-C USB power delivery. Direct charging bypasses charging circuitry inside the phone and prevents the device from overheating while also routing electrical current from the adaptor directly to the battery.
Pump Express 3.0 is an ultra safe charging solution with bi-directional communication and 20-plus safety and device protection systems built-in, including preventing device or charger overheating issues. MediaTek uses its own SoC technology in combination with technology advancements from Richtek, a company MediaTek recently acquired, to control heat issues and quick charge devices.
MediaTek says the first smartphones with Pump Express 3.0 will launch late in 2016 with its MediaTek Helio series P20 processors.