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Nubia hints that the Z40 Pro will be the first Android flagship with magnetic wireless charging

The Z40 Pro could have a new charging spec. (Source: Nubia via Weibo)
The Z40 Pro could have a new charging spec. (Source: Nubia via Weibo)
A new Weibo post from Nubia's CEO, Ni Fei, has led to speculation that the brand's upcoming Z40 Pro flagship will be the first Android phone to launch with magnetic charging. This potential answer to MagSafe in the iPhone 12 and 13 series would allow the device to use wireless chargers capable of much improved accuracy and, possibly, speed.

A Valentine's Day-themed post from Ni Fei might double as a teaser for a new spec coming to the flagship Nubia Z line in 2022. Going by some of the (translated) text of the message ("...people with similar magnetic fields will always be attracted to each other..."), and its new poster, it seems the upcoming flagship will launch with a new kind of wireless charging...well, new to Android, at least.

Tech that could be called "MagSafe clones" for Android have been either teased or launched by other brands as of late, such as Realme with its MagDart line-up. However, they have yet to release, leaving Nubia potentially free to be first to have a phone that ships with this kind of wireless charging.

Magnetic charging can support improved accuracy in placing a compatible phone on a wireless pad, as well as increased speeds in some cases. Therefore, it could be a useful selling point for Nubia when the time to debut the Z40 Pro comes.

The same device is also tipped to launch with specs and performance to match the Galaxy S22 series, as well as a new lens not even the new Samsung flagships may be able to match.

On that note, Ni Fei has also posted a photo allegedly taken with the camera in question; however, while the picture exhibits nice detail and clarity, its file information seems to offer no actual evidence it was taken with the Z40 Pro, despite its watermark.

Nubia's new poster hints at magnetic charging for the Z40 Pro. (Source: Ni Fei via Weibo)
Nubia's new poster hints at magnetic charging for the Z40 Pro. (Source: Ni Fei via Weibo)
An alleged Z40 Pro camera sample. (Source: Ni Fei via Weibo)
An alleged Z40 Pro camera sample. (Source: Ni Fei via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02-14 (Update: 2022-02-14)