In today’s times of smartphones and digitization, new technologies keep coming up every next day. One is the fast charging technology for smartphones. Many mobile phone companies like Oppo and OnePlus have their own fast charge tech. But the Quick charge technology of Qualcomm is still more prominent. Recently, Qualcomm revealed the Quick Charge 5, its new fast charging technology. According to the company, it can charge devices with 4,500 mAh battery, from 0 to 50 percent in just 5 minutes. Quick Charge 5 is the successor of Quick Charge 4+ that the company had released back in 2017.
The new technology is being touted as the “world’s first commercially viable fast charging platform to support more than 100 W charging power in a smartphone.” According to Qualcomm, it is 70 percent more efficient than its previous tech and supports 2S battery and 20 Volts of power delivery.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Features
The new quick charge technology supports more than a 100W power output capabilities. On the other hand, its predecessor, the Quick Charge 4+, supported 45W charging. Also, compared to its all predecessors, the Quick Charge 5 is 10-degree Celsius cooler on a 4,000 mAh battery. It can charge a device fully in just 15 minutes.
One new feature of Quick Charge 5 is that it is backward compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4, and 4+. Additionally, it is also compatible with other existing handsets powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform. In terms of charging pins, it is optimized for both USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) and USB Type-C charging technologies.
Effect on Battery Life
Other than its physical features, it also comes with features like Qualcomm Battery Saver and the Qualcomm Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technology. These technologies help in extending the battery life cycle on devices. The technology is currently in its testing phase, and the new devices based on this technology may start coming in the third quarter of this year.
Also, it is initially supported on Snapdragon 865, 865+, and other high-tier Snapdragon platforms. The manufacturer may enable its presence on smartphones based on Snapdragon 700 and earlier generations in the future.