While Quick Charge 5 is compatible with earlier versions of Quick Charge, Qualcomm is now offering device manufacturers the new SMB1396 and SMB1398 power-management integrated circuits for optimal performance.
Qualcomm's technology could offer an answer to limitations Xiaomi discovered with its 100W fast-charging technology. The Chinese handset maker revealed earlier this year that 100W charging requires a big battery because of the toll it takes on the battery capacity over time.
But Xiaomi is on board with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 solution because of its ability to extend a device's battery life and reduce thermal output.
"Xiaomi has always been committed to proactively driving the adoption of new technologies and accelerating the fulfillment of enhanced experiences," said Zhang Lei, Mi Phone vice president and hardware R&D general manager at Xiaomi
"In the future, more Xiaomi users will be able to enjoy high-speed, safe and superior charging experiences enabled by Quick Charge 5."