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Realme is gearing up to launch what it's creatively calling "MagDart," an accessory for its upcoming flagship smartphone, that much like Apple's MagSafe announced earlier last year, will utilize magnets to charge the device by snapping onto its back.

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Realme's CEO, Madhan Sheth, confirmed the news via a tweet, stating that "Realme Flash" will be the "world's 1st Android phone with Magnetic Wireless Charging." The CEO's tweet didn't offer any specifics on the magnetic wireless charger, but the folks over at GizmoChina are reporting what Realme customers can expect.

According to the report, Realme will call its charger "MagDart" and will offer it in two different variants. The first variant features a thin circular design similar to Apple's MagSafe charger puck. Still, according to the report, Realme's will be even "sleeker" than Apple's and offer 15W charging speeds.

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The second model, featuring a more unorthodox design, is a larger charger with a built-in fan to help "keep thermals in check during charging." Compared to the thinner "MagDart" charger, the more bulky model will offer charging speeds "that will rival modern wired fast charging tech." Both the thin and larger "MagDart" chargers will function as expected by clipping onto the back of the "Realme Flash."

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Image Credit to: GSMArena

Many comparisons will be put forward between Apple's MagSafe technology and Realme's "MagDart," but there's still much we don't know. Apple's MagSafe technology allows for a wide range of accessories, giving third-party companies the freedom to make several MagSafe additions for iPhone 12 users.

For example, Apple sells not only MagSafe chargers but also cases, wallets, and more. It remains unclear whether Realme's "MagDart" is just one part of a larger ecosystem of magnetic accessories the Chinese maker plans to launch for the Android market.

Article Link: Realme Planning to Launch 'MagDart' Magnetic Charger As Android Equivalent to Apple's MagSafe
 

Serban55

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The copy cats...
But that thing needs a fan...i mean thats very portable and the intuition is spot on
 
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CornBeef4

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Lol you protectors of Apple always make me cringe. This is a good step for the industry who cares who copied who?

This is one step closer to removing the ports entirely from phones and moving to magnetic charging. Especially when that big one is equipped with a necessary but ugly fan
 
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Baumi

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Lol you protectors of Apple always make me cringe. This is a good step for the industry who cares who copied who?

This is one step closer to removing the ports entirely from phones and moving to magnetic charging. Especially when that big one is equipped with a necessary but ugly fan

Nothing in this indicates any kind of breakthrough in charging efficiency or thermal management. The only reason that fan is necessary is because their wireless chargers are just as inefficient as all the others out there. In other words: It may charge just as fast as a wired connection but it will still use more energy to do so and deliver extra noise.

I find it really hard to envision a scenario where putting a phone into a charger with a noisy fan (which would also have to be placed in a way that will allow airflow – so it either needs to be angled or sitting on some kind of grate) would be somehow more convenient than plugging a cable into the device to have it charge quickly and silently.
 
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I remain REALLY CONFUSED at to why these options for charging are somehow seen as preferable to standard charging with a port? Both need to be need a power source anyway but both feature units that are waaaaaaaay larger, uglier and more intrusive than a simple USB port!
 
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Pakaku

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I remain REALLY CONFUSED at to why these options for charging are somehow seen as preferable to standard charging with a port? Both need to be need a power source anyway but both feature units that are waaaaaaaay larger, uglier and more intrusive than a simple USB port!
I asked myself the same thing when Apple announced "Magsafe"
 
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I remain REALLY CONFUSED at to why these options for charging are somehow seen as preferable to standard charging with a port? Both need to be need a power source anyway but both feature units that are waaaaaaaay larger, uglier and more intrusive than a simple USB port!
Indeed. I've always considered wireless charging in its current form as a solution looking for a problem.
 
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Someday, in the faaaar distant future, one of the million or so amazing magical geniuses in management at our finest tech companies will dream up the brilliant idea of a standard removable, swappable, spare battery. A full recharge in an instant. Minds will boggle. The world will not have been able to see it coming. The earth will explode in excitement. Everyone will live on the moon. Etc.
 
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Someday, in the faaaar distant future, one of the million or so amazing magical geniuses in management at our finest tech companies will dream up the brilliant idea of a standard removable, swappable, spare battery. A full recharge in an instant. Minds will boggle. The world will not have been able to see it coming. The earth will explode in excitement. Everyone will live on the moon. Etc.
And they’ll call it the Nokia 3110
 
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I remain REALLY CONFUSED at to why these options for charging are somehow seen as preferable to standard charging with a port? Both need to be need a power source anyway but both feature units that are waaaaaaaay larger, uglier and more intrusive than a simple USB port!
If you are referring to charging at a desk, I agree. It doesn’t work while moving around though. This adds the possibility of a battery pack without wires.
 
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macintoshmac

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This reminds me of the CPU case fans I used to have back in the day. Also, if this were an Android forum talking about Apple products, there would have been a carnage towards editors for posting about Apple products on their beloved Android forum.

In that respect, I find MR community to be much more tolerant to news from “the other side” and I feel happy for this community to be that way.
 
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ignatius345

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I wonder how many of the people roasting this for having a fan are also the ones griping about Apple's MagSafe battery not charging fast enough. 🧐
 
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