Qualcomm is here with Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 which is now trying to redefine how fast charging works for devices. In this new introduction, Qualcomm says the fast-charging standard is about to change because it has committed to bringing more than 100W charging speeds on your device.
The Qualcomm Quick Charge will have the ability to charge a phone from 0-100% in just 15 minutes. It also promises to take your battery level from 0-50% in a matter of just 5 minutes. There have been some tests conducted by Qualcomm which talks about a 4,500 mAh battery is taking just 5 minutes to go from a 0-50%.
This is possible due to a scope of dual charging which charges by splitting the battery into 2,250 mAh cells which are then connected in series that increases their voltage. Reports also suggest that Triple charge could also be supported. For this to happen, QC5 power bricks will be needed to support output voltages ranging between 3.3 and 20 volts at minimum, which will further require 3.3 or 5 Amps or 5+ Amps.
Qualcomm has spoken openly about Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 by saying that it will be at least 70% better in terms of efficiency than the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. That effectively means that Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 will charge phones 4 times faster than Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.
Another major point of concern with fast charging remains to phone getting heated up, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 will charge your phones running 10 degrees lower than the older Quick Charge.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 is being built on top of USB Power Delivery PPS, but it facilitates backwards compatibility with QC2 and onwards. It will also be able to work with standard USB PD devices as well as Apple gadgets which includes iPhone 7 and higher models. Qualcomm has also claimed that the system will be safer than plain Power Delivery.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 will feature 8 levels of voltage protection, 3 levels of current protection, 3 levels of thermal protection and 3 timer protections along with overvoltage protection at 25 V. Qualcomm, as we know, is one of the major processor and modem suppliers which is why it is trusted by multiple companies as they can rely on Qualcomm for their reliable and compatible power and battery solutions. Many devices are even currently dependent on this supplier mainly for power solutions.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 is said to be included in phones soon enough, so we can expect certain devices to have Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 earliest by the Q3 of this year perhaps.