Qualcomm has been in the smartphone industry for a significant amount of time and although initially they had the complete monopoly over smartphone chipsets, that has changed over the past few years with the likes of Huawei, Samsung and other competitors creating their own chipsets as well as charging technologies to enable their phones to charge faster. Qualcomm itself, provides Quick Charge technology through its chipsets but with turbo charge, Oneplus’ dash charge and other charging technologies have given Qualcomm a run for its money, and they might just have edged Qualcomm in terms of charging speeds. However, Qualcomm is in for the long run and wants to make sure it remains at the top. Introducing Quick Charge for wireless power is a positive step for the company.
At MWC 2019 (where else?), Qualcomm announced that it would be expanding its technology to wireless chargers which, have been here for quite sometime but were never able to compete with the jaw-dropping speeds of wired charging. According to Qualcomm:
‘Qualcomm Technologies has expanded its compliancy program to include wireless charging pads powered by Quick Charge technology. This expansion includes forward and backward compatibility and helps enable high- and efficient- power transfer, for transmitter manufacturers to achieve truly fast wireless charging. Wireless charging pads powered by Quick Charge will work with the same Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters thatmillions of users already have at home, work, and elsewhere.’
As a standard, Quick Charge doesn’t want to replace the Qi standard. Qualcomm’s aim with the new compliance is to make accessories and devices compatible and interoperable.
QUALCOMM TO SPEED UP WIRELESS CHARGING
Companies would be quick to adopt the technology in their smartphones to enable the latest from Qualcomm and would also boost the sale of wireless chargers since now, it might just be creeping up to the speeds that wired charging provides.