Snapdragon 875 gaming phones could feature ultra-fast 100W fast charging in Q1 2021: 0-100 percent in 17 minutes?
Tipster @StationChat recently claimed that Qualcomm Snapdragon 875-equipped gaming smartphones will arrive in Q1 2021 and that they will feature 100W ultra fast charging. Built in the 5nm process, the Snapdragon 875 is expected to deliver considerable performance and efficiency gains over the current Snapdragon 865.
However, for users looking for premium Android gaming experiences, 100W ultra-fast charging is likely to be a must-have Snapdragon 875 feature. Xiaomi had earlier demoed its 100W fast charging tech, showing how a 4000 mAh battery could be topped up in just 17 minutes. This is a strong indication that upcoming gaming phones from Xiaomi, such as the purported Xiaomi Black Shark 4, could feature 100W charging technology.
This would enable unprecedented longevity to mobile gaming sessions with the 5nm Adreno 660-equipped chipset. While 17 minute charging is undeniably convenient, 100W chargers generate a massive amount of heat: phone makers will need to figure out how to manage this to prevent damage to phones and their batteries.