OnePlus 5T Price Details Emerge; No Support For Wireless Charging

OnePlus explains why it still won’t do wireless charging

The OnePlus 5T won't get wireless charging, and that's fine

Now that the OnePlus 5T is less than a week away from its launch and few of its features have already been revealed, its looks safe to conclude that the OnePlus 5T will be expensive than its predecessor, the OnePlus 5. The company will officially unveil the device in NY on November 16 and go on sale on November 21.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed on the forums that the phone will come out with Dash Charge technology.

Another given reason was that users won't be able to work on the device while it is kept on wireless charging pads.

Apple iPhones have featured metallic bodies since several years. Firstly, he says that wired quick charging solution outshines wireless on quantitative measures. Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus was the one to publicize the fact on the forum.

Wireless charging has become a handy feature for the smartphone users that many have started appreciating the same. So which one would you choose?

The OnePlus 5T's U.S. price may also be the same as the OnePlus 5, which means the 5T would retail for $479 for the 64GB variant as $539$ for the 128GB variant. While that was a good news, it was then followed by a disappointment that the phone will not support wireless charging. Just plug your device in, and Dash Charge produces 20 watts of power, reliably giving a day's power in half an hour. On November 8, Lau took to Twitter to state that the cost of smartphone components is rising but that phones at the same time are also getting better. Some of the best wireless charging pads market the theoretical potential of 15 watts of power, but that's only if you position your phone correctly. "You can't pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging". And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging.

He adds that Dash Charge is power efficient and stays cool, and that for wireless charging to be truly convenient there need to be charging pads readily available around your home, which can add up to a significant expense. However, in order to introduce wireless charging, the Cupertino-based company has launched the 2017 iPhones with glass chassis. However, Lau did mention that OnePlus will consider adopting wireless charging "when the time is right". "Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom".

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