Qualcomm ready to provide major specification changes to the line of hardware that uses their chip with the support of Quick Charge 5. This technology allows charging from a 4,500 mAH battery from 0-50% in just five minutes.
The latest Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 (QC5) certainly provides a significant increase of up to 4x compared to previous technologies. Josh Warner, Director of Product Management for Battery Charging at Qualcomm, said the QC5 is “the world’s fastest commercial charging solution.”
In line with today’s disclosures, the headlining feature is the ability to take a 4,500 mAH battery from 0 – 50% in just five minutes, or to deliver a full charge from 0 – 100% in just about 15 minutes (both 4000 mAH and 4500 mAH are shown during the presentation).
The QC5 is also claimed to be able to deliver 70% efficiency than the QC4, and the surface temperature of the phone can be up to 10 C cooler, which means it can be assumed that all the hardware involved can run cooler under the new specifications when given the right conditions.
To achieve its claimed full performance the QC5 requires that the battery be split into two packages to allow twice the voltage to be applied while on the other hand keeps the current at a lower level to minimize temperature problems. Qualcomm’s battery saver technology is also claimed to reduce wear and tear on the battery.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 will arrive in Q3 2020 via Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865+ based devices provided they also have SMB1396 or SMB1398 PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit). This technology is ready to compete with what is offered on OnePlus Warp Charge, Oppo Super VOOC, and Huawei SuperCharge.