Here's why the OnePlus 5T won't have Wireless Charging

Isaac Cain
November 10, 2017

No, not yet. The OnePlus team has simply clarified that it won't have wireless charging yet as Dash Charge is still the best choice for them.

While wireless charging is quickly becoming the norm for many modern-day smartphones, this technology yet to make its debut on the OnePlus devices.

OnePlus in its latest blog post not only called out the inferior capabilities of the wireless charging but also backed its Dash Charging, its propriety fast-charging technology. There's no denying the convenience of being able to charge your phone simply by putting it down onto a pad. However, I believe that Pete Lau has got this right; the technology simply isn't as useful without fast charging.

Also the CEO has confirmed another feature of the upcoming smartphone. The OnePlus CEO noted that Qi wireless charging is more efficient but has a limited range, while Airfuel (used mostly by Samsung and Qualcomm) is more convenient to use but is less common.

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The OnePlus 5T will cost the same as the OnePlus 5, with the Chinese mobile maker apparently unwilling to offers its new device at a premium price point.

Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures. Interestingly, Apple has also added wireless charging support for this year's iPhone lineup. All you need is the Dash Charge cable and adaptor to consistently power your device at a superior rate.

The OnePlus 5T will be the company's next smartphone and this has been confirmed by OnePlus and their upcoming event in NY. As pointed out by XDA, having wireless charging could benefit a lot of users by allowing them to have short but frequent intermittent charging all throughout the day. No matter if you play a game during Dash Charging, the phone will remain cool and charge time will not be affected. But, that's not the case with dash charger - you can simply plug-in and use you phone for anything and at anytime.

OnePlus 5T is officially coming on November 16. We don't know the standard charging time for wireless but we know it is slower.

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