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There will be five flagship smartphones with a Snapdragon 875 SoC and 100 W fast charging by Q1 2021

2021 may be the year of 100 W fast charging thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 5. (Image source: Tech ET)
2021 may be the year of 100 W fast charging thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 5. (Image source: Tech ET)
The launch of the Snapdragon 875 is almost upon us, and it will apparently bring 100 W fast charging with it, according to a respected leaker. OEMs will release up to five flagship smartphones with these capabilities by Q1 2021 too, leaving us spoilt for choice.
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Qualcomm unveiled Quick Charge 5 (QC 5) in July, its new charging standard that supports over 100 W of power delivery. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra was the first outing for QC 5, although it remains one of the few devices to support the technology, four months on from its launch in August. However, the next few months will yield multiple 100 W-capable smartphones, according to Digital Chat Station.

Writing on Weibo, Digital Chat Station claims that there will be up to another five smartphones capable of 100 W fast charging by Q1 2021. These devices will also feature the Snapdragon 875, Qualcomm's next flagship chipset. The Snapdragon 875 will include ARX's Cortex-X1 core, which ARM claims will offer up to 2x the machine learning performance of the Cortex-A77 and Cortex-A78, along with 22% improved integer performance over the latter.

It remains unknown at this stage which smartphones will be capable of charging at 100 W and beyond, though. The Mi 11 Pro is one candidate, seeing as Xiaomi has already released one smartphone with QC 5 support. Samsung has the S21 series, but even the S21 Ultra is reported to only support up to 45 W.

Similarly, OnePlus will probably release the OnePlus 9 series in March 2021, albeit with its proprietary WARP Charge functionality rather QC 5. SuperVOOC 2.0 already supports 65 W, mind you, so it would not be a huge leap for some Oppo and Realme devices to support 100 W charging with a new version of that charging technology. WARP Charge and SuperVOOC are all versions of Oppo VOOC. However, LG will not be releasing a Snapdragon 875-powered device until 2H 2021 at the earliest, ruling out a successor to the V60 as one of the five devices to arrive by Q1 2021.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-11-22 (Update: 2020-11-22)