Separately, researchers are currently working on developing computers and smartphones that will require 100 times less energy to run -- which means, eventually, you'll only need to recharge your device every three months. We aren't quite there yet, obviously, but five hours of juice in just five minutes is one hell of an improvement.
As for when you might actually be able to take advantage of lightning-fast juice-ups, Quick Charge 4 is scheduled to be commercially available by mid-2017, which means that it will likely end up in new flagship Android phones from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and LG by then.
Hear that, Apple?
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