Realme has introduced a new device called Realme Flash, which it claims will be the first Android phone to use magnetic wireless charging. While it appears to be the company’s version of Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 range, Realme is taking a somewhat different approach with the initial hardware.
What reported by GSMArena and confirmed by The edge, Realme will release a magnetic wireless charger called MagDart that is much bulkier than Apple’s MagSafe disc. Charging speeds are said to exceed the 15W that MagSafe achieves, making it the world’s fastest magnetic charger, but the trade-off is that the device is much thicker and requires an active cooling fan.
Realme is also working on a slimmer MagDart charger that looks a lot more like Apple’s MagSafe disk. Gizmochina reported In the past week.
According to GSMArena, the Realme Flash will be a flagship phone with a Snapdragon 888 processor. A leaked rendering of the phone shows that at least one model will have 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. Sources with knowledge of Realme’s plans tell The edge which will probably be announced next week.
Realme has never included wireless charging on any of its phones before, though it does sell Qi wireless chargers that work with accessories like headphones. Sister brand Oppo took many years to use the technology, after focusing on the proprietary VOOC wired fast charging system that was also adopted as Dash Charge on various OnePlus phones.