Taiwan-based MediaTek has launched Pump Express 3.0 technology, and devices carrying this technology are expected to be available in the market at the end of 2016.
MediaTek pointed out that the Pump Express 3.0 solution can charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70% with only 20 minutes. With this new technology, users can make four-hour phone calls by charging five minutes. Compared with the previous Pump Express 2.0 technology, the power consumption was lowered by 50%.
Zhu Shangzu, MediaTek's executive deputy general manager, said that the current technical challenges for smartphones are to meet consumers' demands for strong and diversified multimedia functions as well as the continuous use for a whole day without charging.
MediaTek's Pump Express 3.0 technology will be embedded into the company's Helio P20 processor and the related devices will be available in the market at the end of 2016. In the future, this technology will also be embedded into smartphone chip sets or single chips basing on customer needs.