Qualcomm has released a new version of its Quickcharge technology. With version 5 you can charge the battery of your phone or music player for 50% in just 5 minutes.
Undoubtedly one of the most common irritations nowadays is being confronted with an almost empty smartphone or music player battery somewhere on the road. Thanks to Qualcomm’s new Quickcharge 5, this misery should become a lot less painfull. If you have a power outlet nearby, just five minutes of charging is enough to refuel your device for 50%. Which in most cases is more than enough to be able to use the charged device for a considerable amount of time.
Qualcomm promises to observe very strict safety measures. In fact, according to the manufacturer Quickcharge 5 keeps the battery even 10 degrees cooler than its predecessor Quickcharge 4.
New device needed
Unfortunately, it is not possible to upgrade existing equipment to Quickcharge 5 with a simple firmware upgrade. This really requires new chips in the charging circuit. If you would like to make use of the new quick charge option in the near future, it is important to check whether Qualcomm Quickcharge 5 is supported before purchasing a new rechargeable device. Only then will it be possible to refuel just as quickly on the road. In all other cases, it is just the traditional, tooth grinding slow charge…