The introduction of fast chargers was a great boon as battery capacity has grown in recent years, allowing smartphone users to make the most out or their devices with minimal downtime.
Qualcomm has been one of the pioneers of the fast charging, but some years have passed since the company introduced the Quick Charge 4 standard. A new version was announced in the form of Quick Charge 5, and the numbers are quite impressive. Quick Charge will be able to fill your device from 0 to 50% in 5 minutes.
According to a statement offered by the company, the new standard is up to 70% more power efficient in comparison to the previous one, the charging process is four times faster, and the temperature of the charger is lower by 10 degrees Celsius.
The new standard relies on the USB Power Delivery Programmable Power Supply Standard, which offers extended control over voltage and current intensity during the charging process. One of the most interesting traits is represented by the fact that Quick Charge 5 has the potential to be universal, which means that any PD-PPS charger could charge a Quick Charge 5 device at maximum speed.
Quick Charge 5 will offer support for 2S battery systems, which feature battery cells wired in series, a procedure which doubles the charging voltage and leads to a considerable gain for charging speeds.
Many users will be happy to learn that Older Quick Charge accessories will be backward compatible, as you can use them to charge Quick-Charge 5 capable devices but at a slower speed in comparison to the one.