Chipset maker Qualcomm has launched Quick Charge 5 as its new fast charging technology that is touted to charge devices from 0 to 50 percent in just five minutes.
This is a successor to Quick Charge 4+, and can offer up to 10 percent cooler, yet up to four times faster, and up to 70 percent more efficient experience. It supports 2S battery packs and is optimised for both USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) and USB Type-C technologies. Quick Charge 5 is currently in its testing phase, but devices with this tech could debut as early as the third quarter of 2020.
The Quick Charge 5 technology supports more than 100W charging capabilities, has backward compatibility with Quick Charge 2.0 and later versions as well as handsets using an existing Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. The Quick Charge 5 technology claims that it can charge a battery from zero to 100 percent in 15 minutes.
In addition to this, the new tech also helps extend battery life cycles, by using Qualcomm’s Battery Saver and Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities. It also enables dual and triple charge technology and works with adaptive input voltage to protect the battery while offering faster charging.
The Quick Charge 5 technology is initially supported on Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865+, and next-generation premium and high-tier Snapdragon mobile platforms. Qualcomm has said it will enable this feature on devices based on Snapdragon 700-series and earlier generations as well.