Let's talk about Wireless Charging

Joanna Estrada
November 9, 2017

In a blog post, Lau mentions two reasons why its proprietary Dash charging solution is superior to wireless charging. It'll be interesting if the OnePlus 5T will cost the same as the OnePlus 5 though - we imagine the 5 will receive a price cut if that's the case. Now, the CEO has confirmed another feature of the upcoming smartphone.

As of now, the OnePlus 5T is all set to get rolled out in the Indian market on November 16 and the sale will start on November 21.

But, it will feature an Optic AMOLED display having full-HD+ (1080x2160p) resolution and boasts Corning's latest and sturdiest Gorilla Glass 5 series cover same as the original OnePlus 5. In the previous week, it was officially confirmed by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau that the OnePlus 5T will be featuring a 3.5mm audio jack.

Pete Lau has once again taken to the forum to reveal another big piece of information about the OnePlus 5T: there won't be wireless charging.

The OnePlus 5T is official and will launch, in NY, very soon. "All you need is the Dash Charge cable and adaptor to consistently power your device at a superior rate".

According to rumors, the price of the OnePlus 5T will be the same as the now available OnePlus 5.

People often talk about wireless charging in homogenous terms, when there are multiple competing standards. Going by the same trend, OnePlus 5T is likely to be priced at Rs 34,999 (6GB RAM version) and Rs 39,999 (8GB RAM version). Along with this, the smartphone will also be sold via OnePlusstore.in website.

Now, I've been OnePlus user since the OnePlus 3. The company plans to have a live launch event at PVR Chanakya Puri in Delhi at the same time.

One of the major highlights of OnePlus 5T is likely to the smartphone's extended display with 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that issues like right placing of the device on the wireless charger, and with majority of the good charging pads giving out 15 watts of power, is something OnePlus 5T won't have to deal with. In addition, the tech delivers 20 watts of power.

While wireless charging is quickly becoming the norm for many modern-day smartphones, this technology yet to make its debut on the OnePlus devices. And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging. Maybe then OnePlus considers bringing it onboard.

By leaving wireless charging support for a future model, OnePlus has joined the club of Google that brought the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL earlier this year with only wired charging option. Comparatively, in a wireless charging, the users will not have the convenience to pick up the device from the charging pad, when subjected to charging.

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