If you hate waiting for your smartphone to charge, relief is coming soon.
After some hiccups, Qualcomm’s superfast charging technology, called Quick Charge 4, will be in smartphones around the middle of this year.
Qualcomm says Quick Charge 4 is one of the fastest smartphone battery technologies. It can charge a smartphone up to 50 percent in less than 15 minutes, or give enough juice for five hours of talk time in five minutes, the chip maker claims.
The new charging technology is about 20 percent faster than its predecessor, Quick Charge 3, which is in many smartphones from Sony, LG, HTC and Motorola.