‘5 for 5.’ This is Qualcomm’s slogan for their new version of Quick Charge. On Thursday, along with the announcement of the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm also introduced Quick Charge 4 (4, not 4.0). This new technology will be featured in the premium smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 835.
First, let’s get into the slogan. Qualcomm went with ‘5 for 5’ because, as the company claims, users will get 5 hours of battery usage after charging their device for meager 5 minutes. Note that all this will depend on the state of your smartphone during charging. This means that smartphone batteries will now charge up 20 percent faster than the present Quick Charge 3.0.
These days, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology has become the best fast charging technology in the world. Along with smartphones, battery packs, car adaptors, and wall adaptors also use this feature.
Quick Charge 4 will support USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery. Qualcomm has said that the fast charging is safe and users won’t have to worry about their device getting hot. The company also mentioned that they have decreased its temperature by 5 degree-Celsius. It is also engraved with ‘Battery Saving Technologies 2.0’, a feature that was brought with the Quick Charge 3.0. Just like its name suggests, the feature will help keep your battery safe even when it is charged with a non-compliant cable.
“For typical premium phone users, Quick Charge 4 is engineered to extend smartphone use by five or more hours with only five minutes of charging”, Qualcomm said. “Using Dual Charge, Qualcomm Technologies parallel charging technology, users can enjoy up to 20 percent faster charging and up to 30 percent higher efficiency compared with Quick Charge 3.0.”
The next-generation Snapdragon 835, a 10-nanometer chipset manufactured by Samsung for Qualcomm, uses 40% less power and is 27% faster than today’s processors, the company claims. It will probably power all the premium devices of 2017. If you wish to read more about the Snapdragon 835 chipset, click here.