Quick charging is definitely one of the best inventions for mobile devices, and it looks like soon, Qi wireless charging will also support Quick Charge.
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) recently announced that the latest version of Qi specification now makes it possible to deliver 15 watts of power to mobile phones that supports wireless fast charging. This means that should your device support Quick Charge 2.0, placing it on a Qi charger will power up your device from 0 to 60 in just 30 minutes.
“With a deployed base of well over 50 million units, hundreds of registered products and users all around the world, we understand the importance of a specification that supports innovation. This release marks an important milestone for Qi, introducing the first higher power class and paving the way for our members to address more demanding applications with products that work seamlessly with the installed base of Qi-compatible products.” – Menno Treffers, chairman of WPC.
In addition to that, the new Qi specification is also backward compatible, so even if you are using a regular smartphone without support for Quick Charge, you will still be able to use a Qi. Sadly though, WPC did not mention whether the new specification will support existing devices with Quick Charge 2.0 on board. The new specification is only available for members of WPC at the moment, and will be made available as a public document as a later date.