Like Limit reported last week, Realme is developing a magnetic wireless charging system for its Android phones, and today it unveiled a full range of products that use the new technology. Realme calls the system MagDart, and it’s basically a high-performance Apple MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 series.
The most important product in the range is the 50 W MagDart charger, which Realme says is the world’s fastest magnetic wireless charger. It inevitably has a space-consuming cubic design that makes room for a cooling fan, but Realme invests in users compromising on faster download speeds.
When connected to the company’s 65W wired SuperDart charger, Realme claims that the MagDart charger will fill a 4500 mAh phone battery up to 100 percent in 54 minutes. It’s almost as fast as what you get with the Realmen 50W wired charger.
If you don’t want to attach a charging block to a charging plate, Realme is also working on a slightly more stylish and convenient 15W MagDart charger that basically looks like an Apple MagSafe disc – although Realme points out that it’s 26.4 percent thinner and requires faster charging speeds. Realme says it will fill a 4500 mAh battery in 90 minutes, which it really would be much faster than Apple’s own 15W option.
Wireless charging convenience aside, the big advantage of magnetic design like MagDart and MagSafe is the possibility of non-slip portable accessories, and Realme also has a number of them.
- The MagDart case is a carbon fiber style case the new Realme GT flagship phone via USB-C port and headphone jack and built-in MagDart connector.
- As you might guess, the MagDart wallet has a three-card sleeve that resembles an Apple MagSafe wallet. But this has a foothold.
- Perhaps the best is the MagDart Beauty Light, a swivel ring light for selfies that is powered by a reverse wireless charge. It has 60 mini LEDs and its own control button that allows you to adjust settings such as brightness and color temperature.
Realme hasn’t said anything about the release date or pricing for these products, and the only existing phone that has been confirmed to work with any MagDart device is the Realme GT – and this only if you buy a separate case. Realme introduces the ecosystem under the name Realme Flash with a “concept phone” pictured above with MagDart built-in, but not yet scheduled for release.
It’s a pretty big catch to it, which seemingly triggers a big new ecosystem of products. But if Realme integrates MagDart into its upcoming phones, it could be a solid separator. Wireless charging is consistently one of the major omissions on Chinese phones with otherwise impressive specifications – Oppo only recently introduced the technology, and Vivo is not yet involved. And since Oppo’s VOOC quick charge system got access to OnePlus and Realme phones due to the joint ownership and supply chain of the companies, it’s likely that the same could happen with MagDart.