Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 5

Posted on July 27, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 21 Comments

Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 looks like a truly revolutionary innovation, one that is capable of charging a smartphone to 50 percent in just 5 minutes and to 100 percent in just 15 minutes.

“Quick Charge 5, our fastest and most versatile charging solution, will enable consumers to enjoy their devices for longer periods of time, without worrying about the time required to recharge,” Qualcomm vice president Ev Roach says in a prepared statement. “We are proud to expand our technology portfolio and make accessible 100W+ charging a commercial reality. We work closely with manufacturers to create industry-leading devices that meet consumers’ demand for more immersive and accessible mobile experiences.”

Qualcomm notes that Quick Charge 5 is the first commercially viable fast charging platform to support more than 100-watts of charging power in a smartphone. It is 70 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 4, and it supports 2S batteries and 20 Volts of power delivery.

Quick Charge 5 uses Qualcomm Battery Saver and the new Qualcomm Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technologies to “support unparalleled efficiency and help extend the battery life cycle on a users’ device,” the firm says. It’s expected to ship in new devices starting this holiday season.

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