Realme's MagSafe clone to be a first for Android, but may come with one big difference

Realme Flash Magdart Charger
Realme Flash Magdart Charger (Image credit: GSMArena)

What you need to know

  • Realme's MagSafe clone has apparently been revealed in a new image.
  • The magnetic charger is dubbed MagDart and will launch alongside the upcoming Realme Flash.
  • The charger features an internal fan to keep the internals cool while charging.

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.

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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.

Realme Magdart Alleged

Source: Gizmochina (Image credit: Source: Gizmochina)

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.

Derrek Lee
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3 Comments
  • Pointless, just like the Apple version.
    Wireless charging is supposed to separate the phone from the charging allowing easy movement, this ties the charger back to the phone so what exactly does it offer?
  • If you click the link at the bottom of the article, it gives you some ideas. Like a car charger/holder that allows your phone to stay upright without fiddling with moving brackets or holders. Or easily removable accessories like a wallet that can stick to your phone without using adhesives that leave a sticky residue. It's not a universal need, but it definitely has some quality uses besides charging
  • So it does things that protective cases have integrated (really cheaply) for years and makes you buy a new car mount?
    Fantastic!
    All while not actually being wireless charging.