What you need to know
- A new Android phone from Realme will be the first to feature magnetic wireless charging like iPhone 12.
- Realme's new smartphone will ship with a new MagDart series of wireless chargers, including a larger model that features a built-in fan.
Two new 'MagDart' chargers were first revealed last week by Gizmochina, one of which looks identical to the MagSafe charger for iPhone 12.
A second charger was also revealed, sporting a much larger square brick design and a built-in fan for cooling.
Realme has now confirmed that its upcoming smartphone will be the first to feature magnetic wireless charging:
Meet realme Flash, World's 1st Android Phone with Magnetic Wireless Charging⚡
RT & reply with #realmeFlash if you are ready to experience its magnificent attraction. #realmeTechCharging #DareToLeap pic.twitter.com/6rZhk42HggMeet realme Flash, World's 1st Android Phone with Magnetic Wireless Charging⚡
RT & reply with #realmeFlash if you are ready to experience its magnificent attraction. #realmeTechCharging #DareToLeap pic.twitter.com/6rZhk42Hgg— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) July 27, 2021July 27, 2021
According to an exclusive report from GSMArena, the new MagDart wireless charger is a lot like the iPhone 12's MagSafe charging system:
If reports are correct the Realme Flash system might well offer faster-charging speeds than iPhone 12, which can only achieve 15W of power when paired with a 20W adapter that doesn't actually come with the iPhone.
Obviously, the larger charger featuring a fan is a pretty hefty unit and not the sort of sleek, low-profile design you might want from a charger, but it works, it works. The new Realme Flash will reportedly feature a curved screen, hole-punch camera, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
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