Jul 28, 2020 News
Technology seems to be advancing on a daily basis, as we see things becoming more and more convenient for the masses every single day. Smartphones are just one of the pieces of tech that have gained so much ground in so little time that it’s mind baffling. There have been different departments in smartphones as well that have seen individual progress, and one of those areas is battery life and fast charging. Fast charging has come a long way from back in the days, as now a lot of phones allow users to fully top up their devices from 0 in about an hour. However, we may see that go even further, as Qualcomm, a leading computing company for smartphones, has announced their Quick Charge 5.0.
With Quick Charge 5.0 unveiled, phones will be able to support over 100W fast charging, which will make it possible to charge a 4500 mAh battery cell in just 5 minutes - and a full 100% in 15. Those are insane numbers for a phone, but the question arises if this sort of power deliverance in smartphones will be safe or not? Well, this is what Qualcomm had to say about their new technology.
" Quick Charge 5 incorporates 12 separate voltage, current and temperature protections, including USB-input overvoltage protection at 25V and external power controls beyond 30V. It also runs 10 degrees Celsius cooler than Quick Charge 4. "
This means that the company has put a lot of thought into making this version of the Quick Charge, and have put several safety checkpoints to make sure all precautions are being taken. Moreover, QC 5.0 will be compatible will previous versions of QC 2.0, 3.0, 4 and also 4+. It can already be supported by Snapdragon 865 and 865+, and Xiaomi is likely to be the first smartphone manufacturer to get this technology on board with a future smartphone.