Qualcomm continues to exert its strength. Yesterday, we brought the list of the first batch of 5G smartphone manufacturers. Today, there is another good news from the leading chip maker. Specifically, at the recent 2018 Qualcomm 4G/5G summit, the company announced the new smartphone fast charge technology preview. According to it, the smartphones will use wired and wireless charging options with a higher wattage starting 2019. The current QC4’s cable output power will be increased from 18W to 32W, while the wireless charging power will be increased from 12W to 15W level. This simply means the Snapdragon 855 or the Snapdragon 865 will support 32W fast charge.
It should be known that the current smartphone charging power on the market is generally the ‘Ancestral 18W’, which can be found only on a few models. Of course, there are a few technologies with way higher power support. Among them, we can mention the OPPO’s Supervooc 50W fast charge, Huawei’s Supercharge 40W fast charge, and VIVO’s 22.5W fast. So in this sense, the 18W fast charge option is among tome five technologies. But it’s not sufficient anymore.
Seems, Qualcomm plans to advance to Triple Charge technology next year. As said, it can achieve maximum 32W wired fast charge, nearly doubling the existing 18W level. At the same time, the wireless charging will be upgraded to 15W level.
At the summit, Qualcomm also introduced the latest fast charging solution, Quick Charge 4+, which is an excellent feature that can charge up to 50% of the battery in about 15 minutes or less. The charging speed can be up to 15% – 30% faster than the Quick Charge 4.
In the current smartphone industry, fast charging technology has developed into one of the necessary functions and consumers are increasingly demanding it. So Qualcomm’s 32W fast charging standard will be a very good experience for the majority of consumers.