Realme is the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android

Realme has teased a new device, the Realme Flash, which it claims will be the first Android phone to use magnetic wireless charging. While it appears that the company is using Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 series, Realme takes a slightly different approach with the initial hardware.

As indicated by GSMArena and confirmed by The edge, Realme will release a magnetic wireless charger called MagDart, which is much bulkier than Apple’s MagSafe puck. Charging speeds are said to exceed the 15W that MagSafe reaches, making it the fastest magnetic charger in the world, but the downside is that the device is much thicker and requires an active cooling fan.

An alleged Realme MagDart charger.

Realme is also working on a slimmer MagDart charger that looks much more like Apple’s MagSafe puck, Gizmochina reported last week.

According to GSMArena, the Realme Flash will be a flagship phone with a Snapdragon 888 processor. A leaked rendering of the phone reveals that at least one model will have 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. Sources with knowledge of Realme’s plans tell Real The edge that it will probably be announced next week.

Realme has never included wireless charging in any of its phones, although it does sell Qi wireless chargers that work with accessories such as earbuds. It took sister brand Oppo for many years to adopt the technology, after it focused on its proprietary VOOC wired fast charging system that was also used as Dash Charge in several OnePlus phones.