Realme took its blueprint for the future away from Oppo earlier this year and revealed three new smartphones under an independent identity – the Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1; developed for the budget crowd in India. A day after hinting a hike in prices for its current smartphones, Realme has now revealed that its future devices will employ Oppo’s VOOC fast charging technology.
The news comes from Realme CEO Madhav Sheth who replied to a tweet which queried whether future Realme phones will equip VOOC fast charging. Sheth responded saying “Why not”, hinting Realme phones will soon use Oppo’s rapid charging technique.
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) November 4, 2018
This comes as a confusing take on the whole “independent” entity thing which Realme was serious about earlier this year when it branched out of Oppo. It’s justifiable that no company will be able to start on its independent course altogether which explains why Realme stuck with Oppo’s help on the usage of its service centres.
However, employing VOOC charging which is proprietary to Oppo and its smartphones, means Realme hasn’t really moved on from its parent company and is very much a sub-brand to Oppo. Oppo currently has many phones with VOOC charging technology with the Oppo F9 being the only one to make it to India. The flagship Oppo Find X, on the other hand, comes with a 50-watt Super VOOC charging that arrives only with the Limited Lamborghini Edition variant.
If made a reality, the Realme 3 or whatever it might be called will be the first smartphone under the Realme lineup to come with any kind of relevant fast charging. This will come as another selling point for the future Realme devices since the company is now looking to make profit matter from the expected price hike. As of now, Realme is working on an Helio P70-powered smartphone which will be the first to be powered by the same. The company has also entered the offline market in India through 600 Reliance Digital and My Jio stores scattered across 130 cities in the country.