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- Realme is reportedly preparing a MagSafe-like magnetic charging technology from Apple.
- Renderings of two Realme “MagDart” chargers have been leaked.
- The company could be the first to introduce magnetic charging to the Android smartphone ecosystem.
Apple’s magnetic wireless charging technology could be dropped on Android phones, starting with Realme devices. The Chinese company recently acquired a trademark for “MagDart” from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). This indicated that it was working on a MagSafe-like magnetic charging technology from Apple. However, a new leak has gone a step further to show the potential Realme MagDart wireless chargers in flesh and blood.
Come from GizmoChinaLeaked renders of the two Realme “MagDart” accessories show a circular and box-shaped magnetic wireless charger. The former is pretty similar to Apple’s MagSafe round charger for the iPhone 12 series. It would also most likely just magnetically snap into the back of a Realme phone for wireless charging. Apparently it will offer 15W wireless charging. In comparison, Apple’s MagSafe enables a peak power output of up to 15 W. The version from Realme is also said to be slightly thinner than the MagSafe charger from Apple.
In the meantime, the second Realme “MagDart” charger will offer faster wireless charging speeds “that can compete with modern wired fast charging technology”. The box-shaped accessory has a USB-C port and a grille at the bottom, possibly to keep temperatures at bay while charging.
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We don’t know much about Realme’s so-called MagDart wireless charging technology right now. It may debut with a new Realme phone, likely a flagship one. However, this is the first time we’ve heard of magnetic charging technology on Android phones. If Realme gets there before other Android OEMs, it would be a major milestone for the company. We can also expect the technology to be seen later on devices from Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo, as all brands come under the BBK Electronics umbrella and are known to share resources.