If You Have Five Minutes, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Will Have Your Phone Charged to 50%!

Some people live life blissfully unaware of their phone’s battery life. They are the lucky ones. The rest of us fear the “low battery” signal, as it means being tied to a charger or an external battery. Qualcomm is coming to the rescue, with Quick Charge 5, which can take a phone from 0 to 50% in five minutes.

Qualcomm says this magical new charging protocol will be compatible with Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus, and other top-tier Qualcomm processors. And in addition to 5 minutes to 50% (it’s like science fiction!), 15 minutes gets you to 100% battery life (it also saves you 15% or more on car insurance, but that’s a separate product entirely). Basically, they’ve figured out a way to ramp up the power fed to the batteries without exploding anything, which is pretty darned impressive. Imagine a world where you don’t ever have charger anxiety because in the time it takes for Starbucks to finish making your triple mocha latte with extra shots, you’ve topped off your phone. Or a world where you don’t need four external batteries to get through travel because all you need is 15 minutes with an outlet (kind of like the very nerdy version of 7 minutes in heaven for your phone?)

Expect to see phones with Quick Charge 5 later in 2020!

Via Qualcomm

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Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?