Earlier today, Sony confirmed rumors that the Xperia Z4 was to be known as the Xperia Z3+ outside of Japan, as it officially announced the Xperia Z3+ for the rest of the world. Just like the Xperia Z4 launched in Japan, the Xperia Z3+ is basically an iterative upgrade over the original Xperia Z3. For all intents and purposes they look the same, carry many of the same key features and offer a similar experience. There’s one key upgrade over the Xperia Z3, which opted for a Snapdragon 801 instead of the more powerful Snapdragon 805 and that’s the octa-core Snapdragon 810. At the heart of the Xperia Z3+ is Qualcomm’s latest processor and that brings with it QuickCharge 2.0 and in the case of Sony’s latest Xperia Z device, some very speedy charging, indeed.
That is, if you have the Sony UCH10 charger, though. As Sony has also announced a new charger for the Xperia Z3+ that will offer users 5.5 hours from just 10 minutes of charge. Curiously though, Xperia-Blog is reporting that this all only applies to the single SIM variant of the Xperia Z3+, that being the E6553. Still, that’s an impressive claim to make, and even more so is the claim that from 45 minutes of charging, your device will be full and apparently able to achieve a two-day battery life. Filling a smartphone’s battery of any size in just 45 minutes is impressive enough, but the Xperia Z3+ has a sizable 2,930 mAh battery which is nothing to be sniffed at.
QuickCharge has become a staple feature of devices that use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and for a lot of users interested enough to care, it’s a reason to steer clear of devices from NVIDIA or MediaTek. Speaking of the latter however, the Chinese firm has recently unveiled a similar solution to quickly charge devices and with many Chinese manufacturers and even Sony themselves, turning to MediaTek devices in lower-end devices it’ll be interesting to see just how big a difference QuickCharge will have in the future as processors become more efficient. As of right now, the UCH10 charger from Sony appears to be only available in a two-pin variant, but we’re sure it’ll be available in the UK as well.