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Realme prepares a MagSafe clone for its upcoming Android phone


Realme may not be a big name in the U.S., but the company is preparing to take on a big-name OEM with its new charging tech. The company has been teasing its take on the Apple MagSafe charger, and we may have just gotten our first look at the device.

Apparently dubbed “MagDart,” the charger appears to take Apple’s solution slightly to the extreme, with a square and seemingly bulky design. GSMArena obtained images of the device, which apparently houses a fan meant to keep the internals cool while it’s charging.

According to GSMArena, the charger will be capable of exceeding charging speeds found in Apple’s MagSafe chargers, which max out at 15W when charging the new iPhone 12 devices. However, specific figures weren’t provided on Realme’s solution.

The new charger will reportedly launch with the upcoming Realme Flash, which looks to challenge some of the best Android phones with specs like a Snapdragon 888 processor, 256GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM.

Details were scarce, and Realme wasn’t immediately available to provide a comment, but sources at The Verge claim that the Realme Flash may launch as early as next week. That wouldn’t be surprising, given the amount of fanfare the device is receiving from the company.

In our quest to be the pioneers of technology, we created #realmeFlash.

It’s the world’s first Android Phone with Magnetic Wireless Charging!

RT if you can’t wait for it. #realmeTechCharging #DareToLeap

— realme (@realmeIndia) July 27, 2021

The image of the MagDart appears vastly different from another design spotted by Gizmochina that more closely resembles Apple’s version. That suggests the company is preparing to launch two MagDart chargers, possibly to accommodate different charging speeds.

Whatever the case may be, it likely won’t be long before we learn more about Realme’s new phone and charger. Although we would be lying if we said we didn’t want other Android manufacturers like Samsung to launch their own version of MagSafe.

A few good reasons

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