Tech giant Qualcomm announced their new Quick Charge 5 technology. Reportedly Quick Charge 5 enabled devices will be backwards compatible with older Quick Charge generations.

What does Qualcomm have to say?

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology is the number one method for fast charging.* Quick Charge 5 is world’s Fastest Commercial Charging Solution delivering astonishing charging speeds of up to 0-50% in five minutes while enabling new battery technology, accessories, and safety features.**

What does Qualcomm have to offer?

The new iteration is advertised as being the fastest and versatile yet. As a matter of fact, The tech giant speaks openly about the advantages of this new technology.

Advertised advantages:


Quick Charge enables charging speeds of up to 0-50 in five minutes, with 100W+ charging power with our new Dual Charge technology.


Charge smartphones and devices up to 10 degrees C cooler, up to 4X faster, and up to 70% more efficiently than with previous solutions.


Our latest Quick Charge technology is backwards compatible with previous generations of Quick Charge while addressing future Android requirements


Quick Charge enables a single accessory to address a variety of charging implementations in mobile devices, supporting 250+ mobile devices and 1000+ accessories.


Quick Charge Advanced Charging Subsystem Safety includes 8 levels of voltage protection, 3 levels of current protection, 3 levels of thermal protection and 3 levels of timer protection – All while incorporating USB-input overvoltage protection at 25V and extreme power controls beyond 30V

Closing thoughts

Quick Charge was always fast and reliable. In fact, I personally own a Quick Charge 4.0 enabled snapdragon device and let me tell you it works. It simply works. As a matter of fact, being able to charge your phone for just five minutes can be very useful. With this in mind, imagine needing to leave your house and the phone is dead. If you could gain a 50% charge in just five minutes. Undoubtedly, It could make or break the rest of your day. Finally, phones are an inseparable part of our lives. We use them to call, to pay or even interact on social media. Without a doubt, being left without a means to contact another person can be very dangerous.

By George Chatzikyriakou

Hi, my name is George Chatzikyriakou (yeah, I know. Even for a Greek name, this name is hard to pronounce). I am 27 and I am a Software Developer based in Greece. I started learning programming when I was too young to have access to an internet connection, so you can say I am mostly self taught. I went to the university and graduated as an Automation Engineer. As a technology enthusiast I love reading and talking about break throughs in technology and the whole universe of possibilities that unfold with it.

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