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A deep dive into Quick Charge 5, and other cool Quick Charge news [video]

Aug 5, 2020

Qualcomm products mentioned within this post are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

No one likes to wait for things.  Your smartphone phone is awesome but waiting to charge your smartphone battery is a drag.  Qualcomm Quick Charge is designed to charge your smartphone faster than a conventional charger.

Quick Charge remains the number one method for fast charging with 1000+ accessories and devices worldwide*. Without settling, this ecosystem keeps on growing with the help of our great partners.

Now, Quick Charge is expanding to new frontiers. We’re extremely excited to introduce Quick Charge 5, the world’s fastest commercial charging solution. Check out this video as Josh Warner, director of product management for Quick Charge at Qualcomm Technologies, takes you on a deep dive into this amazing new solution:

Keep reading to learn how Qualcomm Technologies’ innovative charging technology is introducing its latest solution – you might be surprised with a fun fact we have up in the air. Literally.

Quick Charge 5 compatibility

With the vast gamut of devices and accessories Quick Charge has to offer, it becomes complicated to track how it all interacts. We created the table below to show you the compatibility of various Quick Charge-enabled devices and accessories with different Quick Charge versions. Note that Quick Charge 4, 4+, and 5 supports USB-PD devices, meaning you can charge all your other USB products, including the iPhone 8 and above, to their maximum capacity faster than ever.

More good news: Quick Charge 3 now in wireless charging pads

Not to be outdone by its younger sibling, Quick Charge 3 technology will soon be available in wireless charging pads – marking the debut of Quick Charge technology in the exciting wireless charging arena and expanding Quick Charge’s advantages to even more people.

Qualcomm Technologies has collaborated with Injoinic Technology, an industry-leading wireless charging IC supplier to introduce the world’s first wireless charging pad platform with Quick Charge 3.0 certification – designed to sustain maximum high input voltage of 20V and 30W fast charging on the latest smartphones. Now, our customers can sell the convenience of a charging pad platform and the advantage of Quick Charge charging performance. For consumers, it means they can easily charge their devices wirelessly and benefit from the fast charging performance for which Quick Charge is known.

Fun fact: Airplane pilots can now charge with Quick Charge technology

Garmin is best known for its GPS devices and performance watches. But recently, we worked with Garmin to create a dashboard module that allows airplane pilots to charge their phone, tablet and other flight assistance devices using Quick Charge 3  yes, airplane pilots can also experience the struggle of having their device batteries run low, even in if they always have it in airplane mode.

All jokes aside, pilots need this technology to keep their flight plans, weather data, charts, moving maps, and much more always in sync.  With Quick Charge technology, Garmin can provide 3A (up to 18W) of power to each USB port simultaneously. This has helped pilots transition from paper to digital resources with additional flexibility and convenience**.


* Qualcomm Technologies Research based on review of available Quick Charge devices and accessories against other fast charging technologies.
** Qualcomm Quick Charge is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.



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Rodrigo Caruso Neves do Amaral

Marketing Communications, Qualcomm Technologies