Realme will launch its first Android phone with wireless magnetic charging. While it appears to be the company’s version of Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 lineup, Realme is taking a slightly different approach with the initial hardware.
As reported by GSMArena, Realme will release a wireless magnetic charger called MagDart which is in turn much bulkier than Apple’s MagSafe disk. Charging speeds surpass the 15W that MagSafe already achieves, making it the fastest magnetic charger in the world. One of the disadvantages is that the device is much thicker and requires an active cooling fan.
Realme is also working on a slimmer MagDart loader that looks much more like Apple’s MagSafe drive, Gizmochina reported last week.
Realme Flash features a curved screen with a perforated cutout in the upper left corner. The back has a triple camera configuration, while the internals include a Snapdragon 888 with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The software side is covered by Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 at the top.
Accessories released under this project may be magnetically attached to the back of the Realme Flash. The larger one will even have a fan, certainly in order to help ventilate the gadget during the charging process.
Sources with knowledge of Realme’s plans say this model is likely to be announced next week.
Realme has never included wireless charging in any of its phones before, although it already sells Qi wireless chargers that work with headphone accessories.
It took sister brand Oppo many years to use the technology, after focusing on the VOOC wired quick charge system which was also adopted as Dash Charge in several OnePlus phones.