Realme VP Mr. Madhav Sheth in an exclusive interview last October mentioned that Realme’s 125W UltraDart charging technology, announced in July 2020, will be commercially available this year. That has not happened yet, but yesterday Realme announced that it will unveil the “world’s fastest smartphone charging tech” on February 28, 2022 at MWC at Barcelona. While there is no word from Realme regarding how fast this tech will be, a leaked image suggests it could go up to 200W.
We are looking at an image of an unreleased Realme charger with 200W charging support (20V/10A), which has model code VCK8HACH and supports Power Delivery protocol, but only till 45W.
Current Realme smartphones max out at 65W, so switching to 200W would be a huge leap forward for the young brand. However, there are also rumors surrounding Realme working on 80W and 150W charging phones, and it will use Oppo’s 160W power adapters to charge its smartphone at 150W.
That’s no surprise since the 65W adapters Realme phones use are apparently rebadged Oppo SuperVOOC chargers, and the 200W Realme adapter we are looking at could be using Oppo’s charging tech.
Realme’s 200W charging tech won’t be the fastest since Xiaomi already demonstrated its 200W HyperCharge tech last year, which filled a 4,000mAh battery on a customized Mi 11 Pro from flat to 100% in 15 minutes.
However, Xiaomi’s 200W charging tech is also yet to be commercially available and is rumored to enter mass production in June this year, so it remains to be seen who brings the smartphone with 200W charging support first to the market, because announcing something first and selling it first are two different things.
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