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Qualcomm can charge your phone faster than you can read this story


You'll soon be able to get 5 hours of battery life faster than you can make popcorn.

Qualcomm debuted the fourth generation of its super-fast charging technology, dubbed Quick Charge 4, on Thursday. It's set for release in the first half of 2017 with the debut of its next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 835.

Quick Charge 4 will provide up to 5 hours of battery life on a 5-minute charge, Everett Roach, Qualcomm's senior director of product management, said at the Snapdragon Tech Summit on Wednesday.

"We put a lot of hard work and engineering into new products, and we're gonna deliver what we hope is a much better charging experience from 2016," Roach said.

Because Quick Charge is built into Snapdragon, this isn't a feature you can just buy. You'll have to look out for phones powered by the Snapdragon 835 (Qualcomm hasn't said which companies will use this chip).