- // Update 1 (14/07/2020 4:19 pm) Realme to unveil 125W fast charging on July 16
Realme is reportedly all set to announce its 100W+ fast-charging technology this month. To be called ‘Ultra Dart’, the technology could charge a 4000mAh battery up to 33% in just 3 mins. That’s according to tipster Ishan Agarwal, who claims that the charger might be rated at almost 120W. There’s no further information on the subject at this point. However, we hope to get more details soon.
A reliable source tells me that #realme’s developing a 100W+ fast charging tech to be revealed in July. It might be called "Ultra Dart" and can charge 1/3rd of a 4000mah+ battery in just 3 mins.
As you can see in the image, 11660mA indicates almost 120W of charging speed. pic.twitter.com/tfjJZFHiPx
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 9, 2020
Realme, of course, is not the only smartphone company working on super-fast battery charging technologies. Xiaomi last year showed-off its 100W “Super Charge Turbo” technology that can juice up a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. The technology, however, is yet to show-up in any commercial device until now.
Meanwhile, recent developments suggest that the company might have tweaked the technology further to make it even faster. As per latest reports, a 120W charger from the company was certified this month by China’s 3C certification agency.
It’s not immediately clear as to which phones will be the first ones to support the mind-boggling charging speeds. However, online rumors suggest that the Mi MIX 4 might be the first Xiaomi device with 100W+ charging. However, if prior examples are anything to go by, we shouldn’t expect them to show-up in a retail device any time soon.
One of the biggest impediments towards introducing such high-speed charging solutions in consumer devices is safety. With the Galaxy Note 7 debacle still fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s unlikely that companies come out with something that’s not 100% safe. Also, such high-speed charging degrades the battery fairly quickly. So the companies will also have to address that issue before introducing the technology in a consumer device.
Update 1 (14/07/2020 4:19 pm)
Realme has confirmed on Weibo that it will announce its 125W fast charge technology on Thursday, July 16. The Vice President of Realme China, Xu Qi, today posted a teaser image for the next-gen technology, alongside a number – 1111101. As it turns out, it is the binary code for 125, referring to the 125W charging speed of the company’s next-gen fast-charging technology.