Phone batteries are somewhat unreliable and unpredictable creatures. And they always seem to die at the worst possible moment.
However, soon, you could be throwing away your old chargers in the pile of the forgotten fax machines and dial-up modems, etc. because there’s some new technology headed our way that could make our lives much easier.
That’s right. Qualcomm just upped the game for all tech giants by releasing the Quick Charge 4.0. According to Qualcomm, not only is this technology designed to be more efficient and run cooler than the generations before but it’ll also charge a phone’s battery that would last 5 hours in just five minutes, flat.
Qualcomm said that this technology will be included in the next version of their Snapdragon processor: Version 835.
The Quick Charge uses an algorithm that can determine how much power your device is drawing via the charging cable. It then regulates the charge for optimum charging and ensures that your device doesn’t heat up.
Another perk to the Qualcomm quick charge is the fact that you can charge it via any USB charging cable. While newer phones such as the Google Pixel and Huawei P9 are switching to new USB-C cables, Qualcomm has ensured that no matter where you are whenever you have to borrow a cable to charge your phone, you’ll be able to charge it and charge it quick.
According to Qualcomm, the Quick Charge 4.0 will be available to the masses for purchase in the first half of 2017.
And since studies are showing that charging time plays a massive (think around 65%) role in a consumer’s choice for a phone, we’re betting Qualcomm will be raking in the big bucks with Quick Charge 4.0 in no time. What do you guys think? Sound off below!