Qualcomm is not watching and, after the announcements of the Chinese companies that have made summer 2020 extremely hot as regards technologies dedicated to fast charging, launches its thrust to the competition by introducing Quick Charge 5.
The company presents it as the first platform, commercially available, which allows fast charging at 100 and more Watts for smartphones. Compared to the previous generation, Quick Charge 4/4 + is up to 70% more efficient, up to 4 times faster and is able to operate at lower temperatures (10 ° C less).
In concrete terms Qualcomm says that with Quick Charge 5 it is possible to recharge 50% of the smartphone's battery in 5 minutes. The new standard, however, not only on speed, but also introduces a series of measures to extend battery life – an essential aspect when using 100 and more Watt charging technologies.
Noteworthy technical features include:
- Support for 2S batteries and 20V charging
- 12 separate protections for voltage, current and temperature
- Backwards compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+
- Support for Dual / Triple Charge technology, adaptive input voltage
- Support for the new Qualcomm SMB1396 and SMB1398 charging ICs (for wired and wireless charging) that offer energy efficiency greater than 98%
Quick Charge 5, our fastest and most versatile charging solution in the world, will allow consumers to use their devices for longer periods of time, without worrying about charging times. We are proud to expand our technological portfolio and make 100W + charging a commercial solution. We work closely with manufacturers to develop cutting-edge devices that can meet consumer needs in terms of more immersive and accessible mobile experiences. – Ev Roach, VP Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Qualcomm points out that the Quick Charge 5 standard is supported by the Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus platforms, and that it will be by future high-end Snapdragon SoCs. The first Quick Charge 5 compatible smartphones will arrive on the market during the third quarter of the year.
To contextualize the new technology presented by Qualcomm in the market, it should be remembered that Oppo made official its 125W wired recharge on 15 July, Realme the next day; iQOO with its 120W proposal is also included in the list of companies that are pushing to reduce the charging time of the smartphone battery, and Xiaomi should also join the group soon.
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