Qualcomm released the Quick Charge 4.0 last year with the launch of the Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform and since then, the company’s fast charging technology has been bundled with the Snapdragon 845, 710 and 670 SoCs. Qualcomm now looks to be working on the next generation of charging technologies that improve wired charging speeds as well as charging wirelessly.
According to Gizmochina, fresh reports have indicated that Qualcomm is developing Quick Charge 5.0 which will bring support for 32W rapid charging and will also enhance wireless charging by boosting it to up to 15W. In contrast to Qualcomm’s upcoming technology, Huawei’s SuperCharge offers up to 40W fast charging, OPPO’s Super VOOC supports 50W fast charging and Meizu’s mCharge gets up to 55W fast charging.
Qualcomm’s existing Quick Charge 4.0 technology currently offers 18W rapid charging support with Engine Fast Charging system that splits the power line into two sections. QC4+ thus prevents overheating while charging, keeping it coolers and also 15 perfect faster than its predecessor.
QC 5.0 will enable a triple charge system that will allow it to distribute 32W rapid charging without dissipating heat and with more advanced features than that of QC 4.0. Quick Charge 5.0 technology is set to arrive with the launch of Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 8150, either of which is expected to be announced before the end of 2018. Snapdragon 855 is expected to be built on a 7nm FinFET process like Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset as well as Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor.
Qualcomm recently also revealed the Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform based on the 10nm process with AI capabilities, X12 Modem, support up to a 25-megapixel single camera or up to 16-megapixel dual camera and Quick Charge 4+ fast charging.