Modern smartphones and tablets are rich in features. The processing power of these mobile devices are almost as powerful as a desktop computer. Combined with enough memory and storage space, these mobile devices can be used for a wide range of activities. No wonder why users spend more time on their mobile devices than ever before. This also lead to the necessity of developing technology that can charge the devices quicker.
Qualcomm officially announced Quick Charge 4 in a recent Tech Summit in New York. The technology will be incorporated with Qualcomm’s next processor in the making Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The processor will be released with devices that are going to be released by the first quarter of 2017. More than 100 devices and 300 accessories are expected to use this technology by next year.
At the summit, there was much talk about the headline ‘5 in 5’. It means, 5 minutes of charging gives 5 hours of battery charge. A 15 minutes charging should give you enough power to last half a day. Once the technology is released, there will be an improvement of 20% faster charging over other smartphones and 30% efficient than the previous version Qualcomm 3.0.
A major concern for most users is the safety provided by these mobile batteries especially after the disastrous exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery. To prevent this from happening again, Quick Charge 4 now comes with current, temperature and voltage protection.