New technology lets you charge your smartphone battery in just 5 minutes


Having your smartphone battery run out of juice before the end of the day will soon be a thing of the past thanks to new technology from Qualcomm.

On Friday the US mobile firm, best known for its Snapdragon processor chips which feature in many of the leading Android smartphones, unveiled its all new battery charging technology.

Dubbed Quick Charge 4.0, the new technology is set to revolutionise smartphone battery performance.

Due to be included in phones powered by Snapdragon chips from early next year, Quick Charge 4.0 is the most powerful charging technology available to date and should mean that you will never be inconvenienced by your smartphone running out of battery power again.

Qualcomm claims the new technology is so powerful it can provide a whopping five hours of call time from just five MINUTES of charge.

It is also capable of charging your battery to 50 percent off just 15 minutes of charge, the company says.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0

As well as being able to provide faster charging times to your battery, Quick Charge 4.0 is also 30 percent more efficient than the current battery charging technology.

Quick Charge 4.0 operates across USB-C, the new standard for USB ports, which is now included on some of the newest flagship smartphones including the Google Pixel, Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 9, as well as the new MacBook Pro.

And in a further bonus for users, Qualcomm says that the new technology is ‘backwards compatible’ meaning that will work consistently across a variety of devices, even if you have an older phone or tablet with a USB-C connection.

Qualcomm also says the Quick Charge 4.0 has been rigorously tested and operates more than 5 degrees cooler than previous versions, reducing the risk of it being a heat hazard.


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