Qualcomm yesterday announced a new fast charging technology called Quick Charging 5 (QC 5). Qualcomm claims that the new standard will charge a 4500mAh battery from 0 to 50 percent in 5 minutes and to 100 percent in 15 minutes.
Qualcomm said QC 5 will be available for Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865+, and future high-end chipsets, and that the standard supports chargers rated up to 100W.
Qualcomm said the new solution is four times faster and 10 degrees cooler than its predecessor.
A number of handset makers in China have recently announced new fast-charging technologies, but they are either in the concept stage or will be limited to a few phones.
Earlier this month, OPPO introduced 125W SuperVOOC charging technology and Vivo announced a 120W fast-charging solution. Xiaomi's 120W charger has also been certified in China, and Qualcomm's new charging solution will hopefully reach even more users.
Qualcomm said QC 5-enabled devices will be available in the third quarter of 2020, and Xiaomi has already committed to launching devices with QC 5.