Qualcomm has unveiled the fifth generation of its proprietary Quick Charge technology. According to the company, this is the fastest commercial charger for Android devices. It delivers 10 times faster power delivery than Quick Charge 1 and 70% more efficient than Quick Charge 4.
“Our fastest and most versatile charging solution, Quick Charge 5 will give consumers the freedom to use their devices for longer without having to recharge. We are proud to expand our technology portfolio to make the affordable 100-watt charger a commercial reality, ”said Ev Roach, vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. product management. “We work closely with manufacturers to create cutting edge devices that meet consumer demands for a more immersive and accessible mobile experience.”
One of the main innovations of Quick Charge 5 is support for dual batteries and voltages up to 20 V. As a result, the standard allows you to charge mobile devices equipped with compatible Snapdragon processors, network adapters with a power of over 100 W.
Quick Charge 5 can charge a smartphone from 0% to 50% in just 5 minutes, and it takes less than 15 minutes to recharge 100%. At the same time, Qualcomm assures that the heating in comparison with Quick Charge 4 has been reduced by 10 degrees Celsius, and proprietary Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technologies maximize the efficiency of energy transfer, increase safety and allow to extend battery life. Quick Charge 5 includes 12 levels of protection including overheat and overvoltage protection.
It’s important to note that Quick Charge 5-enabled chargers are backward compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4, 4+ standards, which means they can be used with the vast majority of Snapdragon-based devices.
“The latest generation of Quick Charge 5 not only delivers superior charging performance, but also uses smart technology to extend battery life and reduce heat generation,” said Zhang Lei, Vice President, Mi Phone and General Manager of Hardware Research and Development. by Xiaomi. – We always strive to actively introduce new technologies and expand user experience. In the future, even more Xiaomi users will be able to experience the benefits of Quick Charge 5 such as speed, safety and charging efficiency. ”
The first smartphones with Quick Charge 5 will appear in the third quarter of this year. The standard is already supported by the Snapdragon 865/865 + processor.