Anker today announced a new battery pack along with a new iteration of its PowerIQ technology at MWC 2017. The company is today introducing PowerIQ 2.0 for its upcoming battery packs, which will offer faster-charging speeds. According to Anker, PowerIQ 2.0 will allow Anker’s battery packs to output up to 18 watts of power from a single chip. The old PowerIQ system actually was able to output 18 watts of power on battery packs — but that required Anker to pack at least two chips into one battery pack.
However, thanks to PowerIQ 2.0, Anker’s battery packs can now output up to 18 watts of power from one chip — which means we’ll get to see thinner, lighter and smaller battery packs from Anker in the near-future. This will also possibly lead to fall in prices for Anker’s battery packs, as the company would now be able to offer the same performance from a single chip on its battery packs. In case you are wondering what the PowerIQ system actually does, here’s how Anker explains it:
PowerIQ technology dynamically detects and adapts to your device’s unique charging protocol enabling it to charge at full speed.
Anker is also launching a new battery pack with its new PowerIQ 2.0 system today: the PowerCore II 10000. As the name implies, the PowerCore II 10000 is a 10,000mAh battery pack and it has a power capacity of 38.5Wh. The battery pack also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which is a great news if you own a device that has support for that. The PowerCore II 10000 will be available for $29.99 in May.