Just yesterday, Qualcomm announced their next quick charging technology, the Qualcomm Quick Charge 5. According to the video teaser, Quick Charge 5 is so much faster and efficient compared to the older versions that it can charge a phone from 0 to 50% in just about 5 minutes!
And if you think that's good, we're only getting started! So, with that said, let's take a closer look at it.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5: More than Just Quick Charging
This is the teaser that Qualcomm recently released.
As we mentioned at the beginning, it mentions that not only it can charge phones much faster than the older versions, but it also does it with less heat. And that's a huge deal for extending our overall battery life expectancy.
Charging from 0 to 50% is certainly a huge deal. But, if you visit Qualcomm's website, you'll notice that there's much more to it than that.
We're looking at:
- 100+watt charging support
- 70% higher efficiency which reduces the temperature by approximately 10 degrees celsius
- Full backward compatibility
- Compatible not only with smartphones but tons of other accessories as well
- More than 8 levels of voltage protection including 3 levels of current protection, 3 levels of thermal protection, and 3 more levels of timer protection
This is definitely a huge upgrade over the past revisions of Quick Charge and to the massive surprise of, well, nobody, the announcement came shortly after we also talked about other fast charging technologies from Xiaomi, iQOO, and others who are reportedly working on such things at the moment.
So, generally, maybe it's not large batteries that are the future - but quick charging.
One thing to keep in mind is that backwards compatibility most likely talks about the charger being able to work with older versions at their rated current. Not at 100+ watts. After all, having a charger that supports Quick Charge is not enough. You also need a device that can handle it.
The question is, will our future phones be able to handle 100+ watts without battery damage? Frankly speaking, we have no idea. The only way to find out is to wait and see how this technology fares in real-life scenarios. So, stay tuned!
That's about it for now. What do you think? How does the idea of a 5-minute half charge sound to you? Let us know about it in the comments.
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