The battle rages on for the best fast charge and Realme doesn’t want to fall behind. The manufacturer plans to market a smartphone equipped with fast charging at 125 W as of next year.
On the sidelines of the formalization of Realme 8i, the young Chinese brand has once again confirmed its great ambitions. Officially appearing in 2019 on the European market, Realme is progressing quickly and has never hidden its desire to hunt in the lands of Xiaomi or Honor, targeting a young audience. The firm is also taking advantage of its presence within the Chinese group BBK Electronics to gain a foothold in the market, focusing in particular on the quality / price ratio. Without cutting corners, Realme wants to go fast, as evidenced by the existence of its GT range including the Realme GT or the Realme GT Master Edition, and this requires in particular the fast charge.
The brand positioned itself during the summer of 2020 by presenting, like Oppo, its 125 W “UltraDART” charging solution. This technology promises a charge of up to 125 W, in order to offer 33% autonomy in just 3 minutes. on a 4000 mAh battery. A tempting promise that Realme has never confirmed, no smartphone of the brand being compatible with a charge at 125 W. The manufacturer nevertheless seems ready to take this step and its vice-president and CEO, Madhav Sheth, told the GSM Arena site its intention to market a charger with a power of 125 W.
Realme currently offers a 65W SuperDart charge © Realme
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A turning point for the brand which would in the process beat Xiaomi’s record of 120 W, currently offered by the Xiaomi 11T Pro. The manager adds that an “ultra-premium” smartphone from the GT series will also see the light of day in a few months. If no information has been disclosed on this model, it is likely that it embeds this UltraDART technology. Already lively, the battle between Chinese manufacturers to offer ever faster charging could take a new turn. Xiaomi has already announced its intention to offer the HyperCharge 200 W on certain models as of next year.
For its part, Realme ensures that its technology is compatible with other charging protocols such as 125 W PPS, 65 W Power Delivery (PD) or even 36 W Quick Charge (QC). Last year, the brand counted on a full charge in 20 minutes, without neglecting safety. Fast charging tends to heat up a smartphone and we can fear long-term effects on the battery. These elements can now explain why leaders like Apple or Samsung have not opted for ultra-fast charging solutions on their smartphones.