Qualcomm Announces World’s Fastest Commercial Charging Solution
Qualcomm announced Quick Charge 5, the fastest commercial charging technology for Android devices. It will bring very high mobile phone charging speed and efficiency improvements compared to previous versions while enabling new battery technology, accessories, and safety features.
The world’s first commercially viable fast charging platform to support more than 100W charging power in a smartphone, Quick Charge 5 is engineered to allow users to charge devices from 0 to 50 percent battery power in just five minutes, representing the fastest mobile phone charging capabilities available. Quick Charge 5 also uses Battery Saver and the new Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technology to support high efficiency and help extend the battery life cycle on a users’ device.
“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, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm. “We work closely with manufacturers to create industry-leading devices that meet consumers’ demand for more immersive and accessible mobile experiences.”
Affording exponential improvements from its predecessors, Quick Charge 5 is 70 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 4 and offers 10 times the power delivery of Quick Charge 1. This solution supports 2S batteries and 20 Volts of power delivery.
Earlier this month, Oppo unveiled a 125W charging technology capable of delivering a 41 percent charge to a 4,000mAh battery in five minutes, with a full charge in 20 minutes. Xiaomi has also reportedly been developing a 100W charging technology since early 2019, but a company executive noted in February it was still working through a series of technical issues.