Fast charging is one of the elements that has advanced our smartphones the most. Although the batteries have not managed to match the autonomies of the beginnings of mobile telephony, the fast charging technology allows the time that a device connected to the current spends to recharge its battery to become less and less. And it will be much less from now on with the mobiles that will integrate the Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 5 upload.
This is a battle that manufacturers are carrying out. Qualcomm is one of the companies that offers better support in this regard, since for many years it has been integrating Quick Charge technology, compatible with its mobile processors. Now he has done the same with the new Quick Charge 5, which offers never before seen load capacities, Also promising that the first phones to release it will arrive this same 2020.
Quick Charge 5, extreme charging speed
As Qualcomm reported in a press release, Quick Charge 5 is the fastest commercial charging technology for Android devices. It is the first fast charging platform that supports more than 100 “of power, allowing a smartphone to charge 0 to 50% of your battery in just five minutes or 100% in just 15 minutes. This is 70% more efficient than Quick Charge 4 and 10 times more power than the first version of Quick Charge.
Fast charging is constantly being scrutinized by its lovers and detractors. The latter believe that it degrades the life of the battery and is dangerous given its high voltage. To alleviate this “fear” Qualcomm has ensured that Quick Charge 5 integrates 12 separate protections for voltage, current and temperature, including over-voltage protection of USB input at 25V and external power controls beyond 30V.
The company has also detailed that it runs 10 degrees Celsius cooler than the previous standard. In addition technology has been incorporated “Battery Saver” and “Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities”, working together to maximize eenergy transfer efficiency, increasing safety and helping to extend the life cycle of the battery.
When will we see it on a mobile
Qualcomm has also been referring to the first mobiles that will see these charging capabilities. Without offering concrete details, it has revealed that Quick Charge 5 is currently in the process of integration with various brands, and is expected to appear in the first commercial mobiles in the third quarter of 2020. This technology is compatible with processors Snapdragon 865 and the new Snapdragon 865 Plus, as well as with the future chips of the company.