Qualcomm’s wired and wireless charging tech is about to get a lot quicker: Nowadays, most smartphones support some kind of fast charge, but not all technologies are equal. Huawei’s SuperCharge 2.0 can restore 70% of power in 30 minutes, while Oppo’s Supervooc can charge a battery completely in just 35 minutes. Qualcomm’s latest tech, on the other hand, can reportedly recharge 50% in just 15 minutes. According to the company, though, this will be improved significantly next year.
At the moment, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ uses a feature called Dual Charge which essentially allows power to flow through two paths instead of the typical one. This increases the power output of the charger to 18W and also improves heat dissipation. But come next year, the American company will be taking things a step further with Triple Charge which, just as the name suggests, will add a third flow of current. Aside from improving heat dissipation, this will also boost the output to a considerable 32W of power, which means 2019 flagships are set to charge significantly quicker than current ones.