Apple launched its MagSafe wireless smartphone charger alongside the iPhone 12 smartphone series last year, finally bringing its own charging system to the market. Like iPhones, smartphones running Android have also supported wireless charging for years but it looks like Realme could be the first company to bring support for magnetic wireless charging support to its smartphones.
According to a report from GSMArena, Realme is working on a new smartphone called Realme Flash, which will come with the company’s first magnetic wireless charger. The company has reportedly branded this charging technology MagDart and it is expected to magnetically attach itself to the back of a compatible smartphone in order to charge the device.
The report also states that Realme’s magnetic wireless charging technology could look a lot larger than the charging puck that Apple iPhone 12 users are accustomed to seeing. The charging speeds are likely to exceed Apple’s 15W wireless charging (12W for the iPhone 12 mini) and the MagDart system could include a fan to keep temperatures under control, according to the report.
Previous rumours about Reame’s wireless charging technology have also hinted at a smaller, slimmer puck design that offers slower charging speeds that could be similar to what Apple’s MagSafe charging offers for the Apple iPhone 12. This means that the heavier version mentioned earlier could come with the fastest magnetic wireless charging on any smartphone when it is launched, beating Apple themselves.
The company also tweeted about the launch of new smartphone on Monday, with a new tagline – coming in a flash. The smartphone itself is expected to feature top specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. It could also feature a curved screen and a triple camera set up and is expected to run the company’s Realme UI 2.0 which is based on Android 11.