The iPhone 12 introduced the MagSafe system, and today Realme, a sub-brand of Oppo has come up with its own alternative, the MagDart. It’s similar to Apple’s MagSafe technology but much powerful.
The major highlight of the MagDart is its 50W charging speed, which Realme claim is the world’s fastest magnetic wireless charger. There’s no hiding the fact that the charger is bulky and hideous in comparison to Apple’s solution, but Realme says it’s for the room for a cooling fan. The company is probably hoping users accept the tradeoff for faster-charging speeds.
When in conjunction with the firm’s 65W SuperDart wired charger, Realme says that the MagDart will top up a 4,500mAh battery up to 100 percent in just 54 minutes. That’s pretty impressive and similar to what you would get from Realme’s 50W wired charger.
If the heft of the high-power MagDart is a dealbreaker for you, Realme is also working on a sleeker and more practical version of the 15W MagDart charger, giving it a look of the Apple’s MagSafe puck. Realme, though, says that it’s 26.4 percent thinner and has faster charging speeds — it will fill a 4,500mAh battery in 90 minutes, which is actually much faster than Apple’s 15W option.
Besides convenience, to make use of the magnetic design Realme has made some slick portless accessories, just like Apple.
There’s a 2-in-1 MagDart Power Bank which resembles Apple’s recently unveiled MagSafe Battery Pack, but it adds a dock that can be used as a phone stand.
Then there’s the MagDart case with a carbon fiber finish. This will support the Realme GT flagship phone with a cutout for a USB-C port and a headphone jack alongside MagDart connectivity.
The MagDart Wallet, just like Apple’s MagSafe wallet has a three-card sleeve. But this one features a kickstand. Hopefully, this one’s not as flimsy as the Apple wallet.
And finally, out of all, the unique one is the MagDart Beauty Light that brings a flip-up ring light for selfies with it getting its power from reverse wireless charging. The light has 60 mini LEDs and a separate control button letting users adjust brightness and color temperature.
Realme is yet to say anything about the release date or pricing for any of the aforementioned products, and the only phone the MagDart device supports is Realme GT, that too if you use the dedicated case. Realme is showing the demo of how the tech works with a “concept phone” called Realme Flash, which is shown above as it has in-built MagDart support, but like every other concept phone, this one has no release date either.
We are pretty sure that the firm will be making use of this technology in its future phones, hopefully, mid-range ones too. This will open a new horizon for accessories as well as conventional wireless charging on Android devices.