MWC 2019 is underway, and today, Qualcomm made a bunch of announcements related to 5G, AR-VR, Automotive, its new robotics development program and IoT devices.
One of the highlighting announcement that Qualcomm made today is the introduction of Quick Charge technology for wireless chargers.
The era of wireless charging is here as more and more smartphone makers are adopting it. However, the technology is still at a nascent stage as it is slower as compared to conventional wired charging.
Quick Charge is Qualcomm’s proprietary fast charging technology with the next generation of Quick Charge technology offering 32W fast charging in devices.
Qualcomm wants to set standards for wireless charging and will bring forth a set of Qi wireless charging standards. It will make easier for OEMs to manufacture wireless charging pads that are in line with Qualcomm’s standards as well as Wireless Power Consortium’s standards.
Wireless charging pads supported by Quick Charge technology will be compatible with the existing Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters.
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Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker company is the first company to bring a Quick Charge supported wireless charging pad in the form of Mi Wireless Charging Pad that was announced yesterday.
Additionally, Qualcomm also said that it would bring its first 5G modem integrated processor by the end of this year.
You can read other MWC 2019 related announcements here.