We are already aware of the smartphone race to the top, but there is one more race that concerns who can make the fastest charging technology. Qualcomm has finally decided to introduce Quick Charge 5 and has set a new standard for safe and fast charging. Not only that, this new technology also increases efficiency and cross-compatibility.
Faster charging is nothing new, Oppo recently announced its own 125W fast charging, which is owned by Qualcomm Quick Charge 5, but it can be used by a wider variety of smartphone manufacturers in the future, making it a much more viable option for to choose.
Qualcomm participates in the fast charge race with Quick Charge 5, which can deliver 100W or more
With Quick Charge 5 in a smartphone, you can charge your smartphone from 0 to 50 in just 5 minutes and 100 percent in just 15 minutes. Which is insane to say the least.
Quick Charge 5 allows manufacturers to split their batteries into two batteries of identical size, each battery has its own controller and both can be charged simultaneously. This means that the overall charging efficiency has also doubled. Thanks to a well-designed controller, these dual batteries would be considered a single battery, something we’ve seen on laptop batteries for quite some time.
What’s even more impressive here is that Quick Charge 5 can reach speeds 70% more efficiently compared to Quick Charge 4, while operating at lower temperatures at the same time. Luckily, this technology doesn’t require bigger chargers in the future, so you may get the same pocket-sized chargers with your smartphones in the future.
Qualcomm has also ensured that fast charging does not damage the overall health of the battery. All companies currently using Snapdragon 865 and above can use the support for Quick Charge 5. Qualcomm also states that support will extend to Snapdragon 700 devices.
QC5 is certainly also backwards compatible and goes all the way back to QC 2.0 on both the devices and the accessories. The best thing here is that Quick Charge 5 will be available on all devices and chargers available in the market. Give Qualcomm the competitive advantage to dominate the market, even if the loading speed is slightly slower than what Oppo offers.