Qualcomm announced its new fast-charging technology called Quick Charge 5, which will be able to supply more than 100W of energy to our smartphone, promising to charge it from 0 to 50 percent in just 5 minutes, or from 0 to 100% in 15 minutes. (calculations made with a 4500 mAh battery), and at a time when the batteries are stagnant and do not offer us greater autonomy, because at least technologies of this type are born so that with a few simple minutes of charging we can have a great number of hours ahead of use.
Like the rest of the new generation fast charging technologies, these speeds are only possible using terminals with a dual battery configuration inside (2x 2250 mAh) together with a new controller (SMB1396 or MSB1398 compatible with 1 and 2 batteries), being expected that future portable equipment will use a similar design to avoid waiting for hours for the battery to charge from 0 to 100%. While the charging speed is notoriously higher, 70 percent improved energy efficiency is also indicated over Quick Charge 4, and all at a lower temperature.
Qualcomm also claims that its charging system is safer thanks to having 8 levels of voltage protection, 3 levels of current protection, 3 levels of thermal protection, and 3 timer protection, in addition to 25v overvoltage protection.
The first mobile devices to support Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 charging technology will be those that feature a Snapdragon 865 forward processor. In the future, the support will also be extended to mobile devices with a Snapdragon 700 series SoC, although of course, they have to have a dual-battery design to achieve these speeds.