Qualcomm has announced a new fast-charging solution, Quick Charge 5, which can charge a battery from 0 to 50 percent in five minutes and supports 100W charging platforms.
The upcoming Quick Charge 5 technology, which is expected to be commercially available in Q3 2020 on devices powered by Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus and similar high-tier future SoC releases by the company, is said to be 70% more efficient than its predecessor. and ten times more powerful than Quick Charge 1,
Compared to the previous generation, Quick Charge 5 also boasts four times the charging speed and better thermal management as it runs 10-degrees celsius cooler.
“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. We are proud to expand our technology portfolio and make accessible 100W+ charging a commercial reality,” said Ev Roach, VP Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Quick Charge 5 supports USB Type-C and USB-PD and also features backward compatibility for handsets with Quick Charge 2, 3, 4 and 4+.
Users can expect the new fast-charging tech by Qualcomm on Xiaomi devices soon as the company’s executive have indicated an interest.
“Quick Charge solutions are widely available in a variety of mobile devices. The latest generation of Quick Charge 5 not only provides superior charging capabilities but helps intelligently extend a device’s battery life and reduce thermal output,” said Zhang Lei, Mi Phone vice president and hardware R&D general manager at Xiaomi. “In the future, more Xiaomi users will be able to enjoy high-speed, safe and superior charging experiences enabled by Quick Charge 5.”
The lab tests were conducted by the company on a 4500mAh battery (1.5C charge rate) at maximum power for a thermal limit of 40 degrees celsius.