BBK Electronics is one of the biggest stables of smartphone manufacturers in the world featuring brands such as OPPO, Vivo, OnePlus and realme. Often technology is shared across the companies which is a good thing as it makes sense to save money on R&D — if only all companies got along this well.
Unsurprisingly, realme have announced their version of the new 125W wired charging that OPPO announced yesterday — you will remember that realme started as a sub-brand of OPPO before outgrowing that and branching off into their own brand.
realme’s 125W UltraDART Flash Charging technology sounds very familiar but that does not make it a bad thing. Just as OPPO’s Flash Charge does, UltraDART comes with temperature controls to assure charging temperatures do not exceed 40°C. Containing all the same safety measures as OPPO’s new 125W technology UltraDART has enough smart and safety measures to ensure safe charging without “over exhausting their smartphone”.
Andy Yang, MD of realme Australia, said that:
Over the years, realme Dart Flash Charging technology has evolved from 30W to 65W, and now has achieved lightning speeds of 125W. This rapid development in charging technology comes at a time when smartphones begin to play a much larger role in our everyday life. Whether being used as a personal assistant, entertainment provider, fitness partner or gaming console – smartphone battery life has never served so many purposes.
UltraDART can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in just 20 minutes or to 33% in just three minutes — the same as OPPO’s new charging technology. The abundance of heat sensors and other safety measures within the new system actually slow the charging down with realme saying that they could charge the 4,000mAh battery in 10-13 minutes without them but do not want to forego safety under any circumstance.
Of course, as with OPPO’s charging technology, there is no exact detail just yet on when we will see this in any devices but it will be great to see realme drop it into one of their smartphones here in Australia in the future. Rumour has it that realme are looking to introduce it as early as next month.
Now that realme are introducing this technology, and you would expect into the more affordable mid-range marketplace, it will be interesting to see what other manufacturers are able to come up with. It makes Google’s 18W PD charging seem woefully inadequate now. Game on.