Qualcomm announce Quick Charge 5 that supports over 100W charging; Xiaomi to bring this tech in phones by Q3 2020
Qualcomm has taken charging standards a notch above by introducing Quick Charge 5, which it claims is the world’s first commercial 100+W charging platform. The firm is boasting on this tech’s ability to charge device from zero to 50% in approximately 5 minutes (4500mAh battery), while being 70% more efficient. Quick Charge 5 is also said to use the company’s Battery Saver and the new Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technology that will bring more efficiency and extend battery life cycle of the handset.
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be bringing Quick Charge 5 tech on its devices by Q3 2020. It has however, not revealed what device it will be coming in.
The tech is said to support 2S batteries and 20 Volts of power delivery. It includes 12 separate voltage, current and temperature protections, including USB-input overvoltage protection at 25V and external power controls beyond 30V. It is also claimed to run 10 degrees celsius cooler than Quick Charge 4.
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“Quick Charge 5 enables Dual/Triple Charge technology, adaptive input voltage, INOV4, 1Quick Charge Ecosystem is the largest fast-charging ecosystem based on Qualcomm Technologies Research review of available Quick Charge devices and accessories as compared to other individual fast charging technologies,” says the firm.
There’s a new Qualcomm Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technology as well that aims to increase power transfer efficiency and safety. There’s also Qualcomm SMB1396and Qualcomm SMB1398, company’s next generation premium tier power management ICs. These support 1SnP and 2SnP batteries, wired and wireless input paths, adaptive operation based on the power source (3 level buck and DIV/2), and scalability (primary and secondary to provide higher power).
“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. “We work closely with manufacturers to create industry-leading devices that meet consumers’ demand for more immersive and accessible mobile experiences.”
Also, Qualcomm says that the new standard can support higher than 20V input voltage. It is also supported on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865+ chipsets.