Qualcomm Quick Charge Now Works With Wireless

By Holly Brockwell on at

Since wireless charging is finally trendy (because Apple finally implemented it), Qualcomm has announced a new version of its Quick Charge tech that works with wireless.

It's not about getting rid of the competition, though – pads that work with Quick Charge will also work with the Qi standard. This is wise, because Qi is already very popular and widespread, and introducing an incompatible standard would probably not go well.

Engadget reports that Qualcomm's guidelines for wireless quick charging dictate that gadgets that meet the standard will have to be "consistent and safety-conscious" with their power. Manufacturers will have to submit their products for testing at Qualcomm before they receive certification.

It seems Qualcomm has been working on certification for wireless Quick Charge for a while, because there's already a charger that complies -- Xiaomi's new Mi Wireless Charging Pad. We know the Xiaomi Mi 9 has 20W wireless charging, but it hasn't been confirmed yet whether or not that uses wireless Quick Charge or a different standard.

So far, we don't have any information about the kinds of speeds we can expect from the new standard, but we do know that existing Quick Charge-compatible chargers will work with the new pads. Which is handy.

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