Exclusive: Realme Flash is the first Android phone with magnetic wireless charging

26 July 2021
Featuring the company's MagDart charging solution.

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  • Anonymous

dbjungle, 26 Jul 2021They were first with the side-mounted fingerprint sensor wh... moreYes, Sony first had fp sensor on the side (i think in 2014, or 2015), but, Apple had patent for that, and they sued Sony, long story short, Sony, LG, HTC, Nokia (not HMD) are real phone makers. Today is just copy cats, all of them using tehnology developed long time ago (from aboe OEMs)

Anonymous, 26 Jul 2021Great, Will be a lot of proprietary wireless dock in the fu... moreI think that this is simply the prologue to removing the charging port altogether. Apple will probably ditch it in a couple of years or so. If not, then yeah, this doesn't make any real sense.

  • Anonymous

This is actually good.. wish it can be smaller but the fan is a welcome option..

34SciencePigeon, 26 Jul 2021IMO as I put phone to charge and consider phones without ca... moreThere are magsafe compatible covers, yes. Also, the charger shouldn't scratch the phone, regardless of the material used on the back.

AnonD-1003038, 26 Jul 2021So, when Apple takes something already in existence and imp... moreYeah, this site's comment section is youtube level of backwards thinking.

Socalteknique , 26 Jul 2021The Google Nexus 5 from 2013?Yrah, I forgot Google had a wireless magnetic charger back in 2013. And the Nexus 5 was my first smartphone, lol.

AnonD-1003038, 26 Jul 2021So, glass is horrible and fragile, but plastic that gets sc... moreYeah, there are pros and cons to both plastic and glass. My Nexus 5 never got a scratch and it was super grippy. I never drop phones but I need to use a case with my current one because the glass is so damn slippery. That adds bulk. Carbon fiber or kevlar would be pretty nice.

Nobody:
Literally nobody:
Oppo: here's magnetic wireless charging!

L.O.R.D, 26 Jul 2021Yes. Several things were done first by Sony and some are st... moreThey were first with the side-mounted fingerprint sensor which is my favorite place. Reviewers said it was bad at the time, but now I see that it's good in reviews.

  • Anonymous

Great, Will be a lot of proprietary wireless dock in the future.

What is the point of wireless charging when you have to wire it to back of a phone? Just plug usb-c.

While I have never been a fan of wireless charging in the first place, I am looking forward to seeing the magnetic wireless charger working in action.

IMO as I put phone to charge and consider phones without case are mostly prone to scratches, fast wireless charging is good, but magnetic is not.

My Lumia920 had a pillow which was filled by a wireless charger, simply put it on the pillow, it starts to charge without any sign of scratch on its poly carbonate body.

S6 edge also rested there until Samsung, did wireless chargers giveaways.

Is either mag safe or this new magnetic tool, can touch the phone to charge over a protective cover or not?

The so called magnetic charger look heavy and rectangular

dbjungle, 26 Jul 2021Everyone ignores everything Sony did first to be fair. Whe... moreYes. Several things were done first by Sony and some are still unmatched such as that 4K display. IP68 water resistance was first introduced in a flagship phone with the Xperia Z and that phone also featured a magnetic connector on its side for charging. Xperia ZL was first to reduce bezels. The M4 Aqua could be the first mid-range smartphone to feature the IP68 rating, something that is still a rarity on phones today in that price range. The Z Ultra was likely the first high-end phone to be the slimmest design and also with the biggest screen. The two-stage dedicated camera shutter key is another that is still not seen on smartphones and Sony used to put that feature in almost all of their phones back then. The illuminating strip of LED light at the bottom of phone is another first feature when other phones just had a LED dot on top for notifications. So yes a lot of things they did first with smartphones

  • Socalteknique

pufanu, 26 Jul 2021Which Android phone had a magnetic wireless charger that le... moreThe Google Nexus 5 from 2013?

  • AnonD-1003038

pufanu, 26 Jul 2021Glass backs are still horrible and fragile. Just because ev... moreSo, glass is horrible and fragile, but plastic that gets scratched from regular wooden desk and pockets somehow isn't fragile!? Everyone puts glass breaking above scratching for backs for some weird reason. I don't want my phone to look like scratched trainwreck just from regular daily use. That always happens. I've never shattered any glass on any phone ever. And having plastic back on a 800+ € phone just feels like they were cutting the costs to pocket more money and everyone is defending this like mad. WHY?! Glass is almost impossible to scratch to ugly levels, you'd really have to grind it through sand. Plastic gets worn from jeans pretty quickly. I just don't get it.

If you're clumsy as hell, stick a really fat TPU bumper case and leave everyone else a chance to have a durable material that also feels more premium in hand. We can still stick plastic case on it. If it's already plastic, only choice you have is plastic or plastic. Which is silly. And it's why I roll my eyes really hard every time people defend plastic backs on god damn Galaxy S models. And thanks to that furious defending, they are planning on putting plastic back on Galaxy S22+ too. What's next, Galaxy S23 Ultra with plastic back? It's ridiculous.

I remember the Sony Xperia Z I used also supported charging via a magnetic connector on its side. It was not wireless but still very convenient although I never really used that feature

  • AnonD-1003038

[deleted post]So, when Apple takes something already in existence and improves it or brings it to the masses everyone is making fun and is disgusted about "blatant" copying, but when others do it it's "innovation". My god what a double standards dumpsterfire comment section is on GSM Arena...

  • Anonymous

Android fans will drooling for this Magdart and called it innovative 🤣🤣🤣

dbjungle, 26 Jul 2021Everyone ignores everything Sony did first to be fair. Whe... moreGlass backs are still horrible and fragile. Just because everyone's doing it doesn't mean it's fine now.