Qualcomm on Monday launched Quick Charge 5 – the company’s latest fast charging technology for Android devices. The new technology which succeeds Quick Charge 4+, claims to charge batteries from zero to fifty percent in just five minutes, thus tagging itself as “world’s first commercially viable fast charging platform.” This is impressive when compared to its predecessor which can perform similar fast charging within fifteen minutes.
Quick Charge 5 is packed with 100W+ charging capability along with a new dual charge technology. It is designed as backward compatible, which means the older Quick Charge accessories and devices will still be compatible with the new Quick Charge 5 hardware. There is also provision for USB Power Delivery.
The technology boasts of a higher efficiency rate by charging smartphones and devices up to 10 degrees cooler and four times faster. It also makes use of features like Qualcomm Battery Saver and Qualcomm Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities to extend battery life and power efficiency.
Moreover, the new technology, which supports 2S batteries and 20 Volts of power delivery, claims to be 70 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 4 and offers 10 times the power delivery of Quick Charge 1.
“Quick Charge 5, our fastest and most versatile charging solution will enable consumers to enjoy devices for longer periods of time, without worrying about the time required to recharge,” said Ev Roach, VP Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, in a statement.
Quick Charge 5 is currently running on a test basis and is expected to hit the markets by Q3 of 2020. Currently, it is supported on Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus, and upcoming premium and top-tier mobile platforms. Further, there are plans to expand its reach to more devices which are run on Snapdragon 700-series.