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- The upcoming Realme Book will have PC Connect functionality.
- This will allow you to mirror your smartphone screen on a Realme laptop.
- This is the latest case of OEM adopting this function, joining Huawei and Xiaomi.
It feels that Realme Book laptops have been out for many years, but the company will Finally start the device Held in India on August 18. It seems that this new laptop is now called Realme Book Slim, and it also contains another key feature that has become common on rival devices.
An insider told Android Authority Realme Book will be equipped with the so-called PC Connect function. As the name suggests, this feature allows you to connect your phone to your PC via Wi-Fi Direct to mirror your mobile display on a larger screen. Therefore, this will allow you to access mobile phone applications, make calls, etc. via your laptop, while still having access to commonly used PC software when needed. Check out the clip we got below.
The clip also shows that PC Connect will allow users to quickly share files between smartphones and laptops. The clip also mentions “smart application integration”, which ostensibly means that you can use the PC application you want to quickly open related phone files (such as documents and slideshows).
This is just the latest example of today’s smartphone/PC connection, because we have seen Huawei and recent Xiaomi provide similar functions before. Microsoft also launched the Your Phone companion app for Windows. It’s worth noting that Huawei’s implementation relies on NFC instead of Wi-Fi Direct, allowing you to put your phone on the touchpad to get up and running quickly.
Unfortunately, OEM-specific solutions are usually not compatible with other OEM’s devices, and our source pointed out that the same is true for the Realme Book PC Connect feature. In other words, it only applies to Realme smartphones and Realme laptops.
With that said, we definitely want to see Google provide native solutions in Android and release companion apps for Windows. In this way, in theory, you only need a latest Android device and any Windows 10 laptop. Do you think Google should provide an official phone/PC pairing solution? Tell us through the polls above.