OnePlus 5T won't come with wireless charging support, confirms CEO

Janie Parker
November 10, 2017

After a leak-filled pre-launch of the OnePlus 5, the company has changed its approach with the OnePlus 5T. The firm has touted that it will unveil its latest on November 16 and make it available for sale on November 21.

Now, the OnePlus 5T promises to be bigger and better than the OnePlus 5 and a recent tweet from the company's CEO Pete Lau stresses the fact that the OnePlus 5T is set to be more expensive than the OnePlus 5.

Though the photo hasn't been confirmed as official, it looks so much like we expect the OnePlus 5T too, it's hard to dismiss the photo as fake.

Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures.

Apple iPhones have featured metallic bodies since several years.

The problem that Lau highlighted here is that wireless charging is restricting compared with wired charging.

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OnePlus is running this promotion through its "The Lab" program, and eager participants can fill out a forum to tell OnePlus why they should be considered as one of the lucky ten. There's no denying the convenience of being able to charge your phone simply by putting it down onto a pad.

Ever since the rumours regarding the OnePlus 5T started circulating over the internet, speculations about hardware and prices began flowing. OnePlus believes that its "Dash Charging" is better than wireless charging hence, it chose to forego including wireless charging.

That's basically why the company didn't even bother to go with wireless charging for its phones, and that means the upcoming OnePlus 5T won't have the feature. All you need is the Dash Charge cable and adaptor to consistently power your device at a superior rate.

Lau added that Dash Charge stays cools and power efficient regardless of what users are doing with their OnePlus smartphones. And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging.

"Given present day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom".

For wireless charging to be convenient, there needs to be charging pads positioned around your home, which can add up to a significant expense, said Lau. However, I believe that Pete Lau has got this right; the technology simply isn't as useful without fast charging.

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