Realme to launch phones with 80W, 150W charging; will also feature MediaTek 8000 chipset

Realme is tipped to launch MediaTek 8000 chipset-powered smartphones in 2022.

Highlights
  • Realme is tipped to launch MediaTek 8000 chipset-powered smartphones.
  • The handsets are said to come with 80W and 150W fast charging support.
  • Realme could launch a 125W UltraDART charing support phone in 2022.

Realme’s upcoming smartphones are tipped to come with 80W and 150W fast charging support. The handsets will also feature MediaTek 8000 chipset. Realme already has a 125W UltraDART charging technology in its portfolio, announced in July 2020. The 125W UltraDART was expected to debut with Realme GT 2 Pro, but the device came with a 65W fast charger in the global market instead. A new leak from Digital Chat Station suggests that Realme is working on 80W and 150W charging smartphones powered by the MediaTek 8000 SoC. Previously, the MediaTek 8000 processor was tipped to come with Realme GT Neo 3. The tipster also claims Realme will use OPPO’s upcoming 160W charging technology on its upcoming smartphones at 150W.

Realme 80W and 150W charging
If the rumour is to be believed, Realme is preparing to battle with other smartphones manufacturers’ crazy fast charging technologies such as Xiaomi 200W, OPPO 160W, and Redmagic 165W. Recently, Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth, confirmed that most Realme smartphones launching in 2022 would be 5G compatible, and The next-gen Realme Book will feature a 12th Gen Intel Core processor. Realme 5G smartphone sales already grew 831% in Q3 2021, and the company also took over Xiaomi with a massive 49% year-on-year increase in volume in Q4 2021. With its new 80W and 150W technology, Realme could give tough competition to other smartphone companies.

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Currently, Xiaomi, Realme, among other android manufacturers, are leading the fast charging technology smartphone segment, as Apple’s iPhone only supports up to 29W charging and Samsung supports a maximum of 45W fast charging.

Realme is currently preparing to launch its Realme 9 series on February 16th, where the company will announce its Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+. If you are curious about the Realme 9 series, head over to our previous coverage.