On the occasion of the announcement of the first manufacturers that will introduce the Snapdragon X50 modem that will offer compatibility with 5G connectivity , Qualcomm has taken the opportunity to offer a preview of the improvements it will introduce in its fast charging technology . And is that Quick Charge 4+ will increase the maximum power of 18 to 32W , something that will inevitably impact in some way in a reduction of the time required to charge the battery of smartphones .
Although there is a lot of research on new materials and technologies on the table to expand the capacity and speed of battery charging, the truth is that fast charging technology has been responsible for minimizing autonomy problems in smartphones. A technology used by different manufacturers under different standards among which Qualcomm stands out with Quick Charge.
More power: Qualcomm goes up to 32W
Currently, although the most widespread is Quick Charge 3.0, the semiconductor manufacturer has the Quick Charge 4.0+ technology as the maximum expression in this field. A version of its fast charging technology that will improve for next year, according to the explanations offered by its managers in recent days, coinciding with the information offered around the 5G and future smartphones that will have such wireless technology.
In this sense, the firm has advanced that will introduce triple load technology, something that will allow the charger to “blow up” up to 32W of power, unlike the current 18W admitted through two channels. A movement that is on a par with the initiatives of other brands such as Oppo, which gets 50W with its Super VOOC technology and Huawei, which recently introduced the Super Charge technology of 40W in the Huawei Mate 20 .
Although no concrete figures have been offered, these improvements would be aimed at reducing the battery charging time of smartphones. The attached chart lets us see how using what they call True Battery Sense would reduce that recharge time by up to 18%. In the same way, it can be said that this increase in power will maintain safety levels since Power Delivery is in charge at all times of intelligently optimizing the voltage and current intensity to avoid overheating.
Wireless charging up to 15W
In the same way, Qualcomm puts us in antecedents on the increase of power of the fast wireless charge, that would happen of 12 to 15W. Again, a parallel evolution to the solutions of other manufacturers. Without going any further, Huawei did the same a few days ago to announce this new in their new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which in turn offer the peculiarity of serving as wireless chargers for other devices.
Undoubtedly, a collective advance that leads us to reduce the loading times of our smartphones, especially when the battery charge of these also increases to mitigate autonomy problems.