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Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 5 standard will enable 0 to 50% charging in just five minutes

By Kenny Yeo - on 28 Jul 2020, 9:46am

Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 5 standard will enable 0 to 50% charging in just five minutes

(Image source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm has just announced its latest fast-charging standard and it's called – drum roll, please – Quick Charge 5.

The headline figures are these: over 100W charging, the ability to get from 0 to 50% charge in just five minutes, or fully charge a phone in just 15 minutes.

Compared to Quick Charge 4, Quick Charge 5 is up to 70% more efficient, four times faster, and runs 10ºC cooler.

This is made possible by leveraging on the USB Power Delivery Programmable Power Supply standard (PD-PPS). This standard allows for finer control over voltage and current levels during the charging process.

New Quick Charge 5 devices will be backwards compatible with older Quick Charge accessories. Of course, you'll need the latest Quick Charge 5 accessories to enjoy the full speeds of Quick Charge 5. Here's a handy chart to check compatibility.

Expect phones supporting Quick Charge 5 to start springing up later this year.