MediaTek is continuously ‘improving itself’ in order to become a more serious rival to the leader in mobile chip-making – Qualcomm. We’ve seen the Taiwanese company already announce world’s first 10-core processor from the Helio family of chips and now fresh news show us that they’re working on another innovative technology.
MediaTek is allegedly working on its own fast battery charging technology for mobile device, and it already has a name for it – Pump Express Plus. According to GizmoChina, the new technology is found in the low-end MT6732 and high-end MT6595 chipsets, and it will also be present in newer chips that come out.
To make use of this technology, your smartphone needs to be Pump-enabled and you also need a compatible charger. Furthermore, the first phone to nativel support Pump Express Plus is said to be the Koobee Halo 3. Perhaps MediaTek has chosen to partner with a little known company so that it could see how its processor will perform.
There seem to be three levels at which Pump Express Plus works – Regular, Turbo 1 and Turbo 2 (identical to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0), all locked at 1.67A of current. MediaTek says that the Pump Express Plus is capable of delivering a 45% boost in charging speeds when compared to traditional charger.
Howerver, as it stands right now, the devices being powered by these chipsets must be charged by MediaTek’s own HF-QC-084 charger. At the moment we don’t know whether MediaTek plans to further work on this technology so it can get rid of the charger or OEMs will have include on in the package.