After teasing their announcement on social media, smartphone maker realme has announced a new charging solution called MagDart which they’re claiming as the World’s Fastest Magnetic Wireless Charger.
The announcement includes not only the MagDart magnetic wireless charger, but a line of accessories as well as the new realme Flash concept phone. The realme Flash is the first Android smartphone that supports magnetic wireless charging says realme, as well as several other magnetic charging accessories.
The headliner for the announcement though is the MagDart charger which can deliver 50W of power, a far more powerful delivery than the Apple MagSafe line of chargers which are the obvious comparison here. MagSafe delivers 15W of throughput, though in a much smaller package, with the realme MagDart charger incorporating an active air cooling system (fan) to keep both the phone and charger cool during charging, as well as allowing the charger to operate for longer.
The 50W MagDart Charging is fast, almost as fast as their 50W wired SuperDart charging, with both offering 20% charge in 5 minutes, with the MagDart able to completely charge the phone in 54 minutes.
The MagDart charger is actually a line of devices with a 15W MagDart Charger, 2-in-1 MagDart Power Bank & charging base, MagDart Beauty Light and MagDart wallet case.
At just 3.9mm thin, the 15W MagDart charger is the worlds thinnest magnetic wireless charger. Despite the lack of fans, realme says the MagDart Charger mainboard and coil are located at opposite ends of the charging plug and charging pad, meaning less heat is generated.
The 2-in-1 MagDart Power Bank and charging base is an innovative solution with the charger acting as both a desktop stand for wireless charging, which can simply come with you when you need to head out – even without finishing your charge.
One of the more interesting new accessories is the MagDart Beauty Light which is sure to appeal to a lot of people. The accessory attaches to the back of your phone and provides an extra flashlight when taking selfies. The unit includes 60 LEDs which let you set both the temperature and brightness to your personal taste.
Also announced was the MagDart wallet, a neat accessory for fans of the wallet case. You can store up to three standard cards, and then use the kickstand to prop up the phone if you’re watching movies or taking video calls.
While realme has included a lot here, the accessories are a sneak peak of things to come. The company has used a concept phone – the realme Flash, the first Android smartphone that supports magnetic wireless charging to show off the features, there’s no word that the phone will actually launch. Rather it’s likely that realme will begin incorporating the magnetic charging tech into their next generation of phones.
Andy Yang, realme Australia Managing Director, says the showcase acts as a testament to the company’s commitment to bringing fast charging to new technologies.
We know that consumers are time poor and don’t want to be waiting around for their phone to charge. Last year, realme unveiled its world’s leading 125W SuperDart charger. This year, we’re building on that to bring fast charging solutions to the world of magnetic wireless charging. With realme, we’re determined to make low battery anxiety a thing of the past – even in a wireless world.
There’s no dates or pricing for any of the accessories – but they give us an idea of where realme is heading with their tech. We’ll likely see these new accessories on the next line of realme phones, but we’ll have to wait and see.