A charging technology similar to MagSafe, Apple‘s Wireless charging Tech, could be coming to Android phones soon, courtesy of Realme. The Chinese technology company has acquired the “MagDart” trademark from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and, according to a report by GizmoChina, the renderings for the devices have now also appeared online. That takes two magnetic wireless charging Units, one circular and the other box-shaped.
The round one bears a great resemblance to the design of the MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 series and is said to be a bit thinner and come with 15W magnetic charging. The second, box-shaped Realme charger could come with faster charging speeds. It has a USB Type-C port and a grille at the bottom. The circular one could work by attaching it magnetically to the back of the smartphone.
Realme could likely introduce the new charging technology with the launch of its next flagship. The company has a good chance of becoming the first Android OEM in the market to offer magnetic wireless charging. While it seems to have been inspired by Apple’s design elements, the introduction of wireless charging technology to Android phones could trigger a change in the market. Other BBK Electronics brands like OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo could soon catch up with their own wireless magnetic chargers.
In other Realme news, the company has started rolling out Realme UI 2.0 for Realme C15 and Realme C12 smartphones. The stable rollout is part of the company’s Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) roadmap and is now available for download for both smartphones OTA To update. Realme has also confirmed that the update will initially be available to a limited number of Realme C12 and Realme C15 users and will be followed later by a wider rollout.