Oppo showcased its 125-watt Flash Charge technology in July 2020, revealing that the phone with a 4,000mAh battery can be fully charged in under 20 minutes. When you don’t have time to top up to 100%, 125W fast charging technology can allow you to plug in your phone for 5 minutes and charge it up to 41%. While it hasn’t seen the light of day from Oppo, we may soon get the technology on a Realme phone.
The latest development comes from gsmArena, In which interviewed Madhav Sheth, VP of Realme and CEO of Realme India, Europe and Latin America. In an interview with the publication, Sheth revealed that Realme will commercialize 125W UltraDart charging next year. It did not reveal other details about the upcoming phone, but we can assume that it will be a flagship device with top-tier innards.
Sheth also said that Realme is planning to launch an “ultra-premium flagship” for the GT series. He did not provide any additional details. Till now, Realme has been synonymous with blazing smartphones that offer high-end features at prices that are tough to compete in this segment. This is exactly the way OnePlus debuted. Following in its footsteps, Realme may soon enter the premium smartphone market and start offering a more differentiated product lineup.
For a frame of reference, Chinese companies like Oppo, OnePlus and most recently, Vivo have been offering ultra-premium flagships for a while now. The OnePlus 9 Pro competes with the likes of Apple and Samsung in the flagship segment. Vivo is also pushing the premium end with the X70 Pro Plus which boasts of camera performance that can compete with the best in the market. It will be interesting to see how Realme performs against the tough competition in the ultra-premium segment.