ZTEO’s upcoming Nubia Z40 Pro smartphone will be one of the first Android devices to feature magnetic charging when it launches later this month. Apple launched the MagSafe feature with its iPhone 12 series in 2020, allowing users to attach accessories such as wireless chargers, cases and wallets to phones using magnets. It remained exclusive to iPhones, but that is likely to change with the upcoming ZTE Nubia smartphone.
This isn’t the first time an Android vendor has announced plans to bring a MagSafe-like feature to non-Apple devices. Last year, Realme demonstrated a very similar feature called MagDart for magnetically charging smartphones and other gadgets. However, the technology has yet to make its way to an actual consumer device, which could make the Nubia Z40 Pro the first Android phone to actually ship with the feature.
ZTE is teasing a MagSafe-like feature for its upcoming Nubia Z40 Pro smartphone. At least one of the promotional videos shows a magnetic charger clipped to the back of a phone and charging it just like the MagSafe. The phone’s teaser image also shows the internal components of the magnetic charging system, suggesting that the device will almost definitely ship with the new feature. The images and videos were posted on Chinese social media with a release date of February 25, indicating that the device will be unveiled in China later this week. It’s not immediately clear whether the company plans to launch the phone in international markets, but ZTE is one of the exhibitors at MWC 2022 next week, so it will be interesting to see if the device will make its global debut at the event in Spain.
As mentioned, Apple released MagSafe with the iPhone 12 in 2020 and it was ported over to the iPhone 13 series last year. All four phones in the range, including the iPhone 13 vanilla, iPhone 13 mini compact, iPhone 13 Pro larger, and top-of-the-line iPhone 13 Pro Max, all support MagSafe out of the box. However, none of the current iPads support MagSafe, and may remain so for the foreseeable future.
The MagSafe system wraps a series of magnets on the back of iPhones, allowing users to securely attach cases, chargers and other accessories. Most notable of all MagSafe accessories is Apple’s MagSafe charger, which allows users to recharge the device without needing to. it is being charged wirelessly – something that is not possible with traditional wireless chargers. technology has become a staple for the iPhone, now apparently it’s coming to a ZTE Smartphone.