Notebookcheck Logo

Realme unveils its new, up-to-200W UltraDart charging system

Realme unveils UltraDart charging. (Source: Realme)
Realme unveils UltraDart charging. (Source: Realme)
Realme has finally announced its latest charging technology for smartphones. The new UltraDart system can apparently support rates of up to 200W, although it will start at 150W in its first-ever phone. It is thus rated to charge its battery by 50% in just 5 minutes while controlling the amount of heat generated in the process.

Realme's SuperDart charging has existed as one of the most compelling Easter eggs in many of the OEM's smartphones since 2020. It allows the device in question to charge at 65W, which hasn't really looked slow by comparison to its Android rivals until...well, 2022, really. That standard may be on the point of being overtaken worldwide; however, it's now clear Realme has seen this coming and is finally ready to make the next step in its development official.

This new version will apparently encompass charging rates of between 100 and 200 watts (W), specs that now suggest an earlier leak was more or less right on the money. UltraDart - or the UltraDart Charging Architecture, as Realme now calls it, has been unveiled as having 3 main pillars: Ultra Fast Charging, Ultra Battery Protection and Ultra Heat Management.

The first of these is obviously geared at the system's main appeal, which is to charge a compatible smartphone by 50% in as little as 5 minutes. This, apparently, consists of various boost charge pumps, or phases of increasing current as the device charges, to maintain this speed.

This behavior might result in accelerated degradation, which, according to Realme, is where Ultra Battery Protection kicks in. The OEM claims to have sourced only the highest-quality lithium storage packs that can retain 80% of their capacity after 1,000 charging cycles or more. Ultra Heat Management has been developed to limit their temperature to 43°C (or 110°F) while the phone is plugged in, thanks to a new Temperature Management Algorithm.

Realme has also now confirmed that UltraDart charging will debut in the GT Neo3, at the previously rumored 150W. The OEM has, purposefully or otherwise, also validated alleged renders for this phone by revealing it in its Minion-cam glory. Then again, a launch date for this phone has not arrived alongside its newly confirmed spec today.

Realme teases the GT Neo3 for the first time. (Source: Realme via Weibo)
Realme teases the GT Neo3 for the first time. (Source: Realme via Weibo)
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 02 > Realme unveils its new, up-to-200W UltraDart charging system
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02-28 (Update: 2022-02-28)