OnePlus 5T Will be Lacking Wireless Charging, Confirms OnePlus

Kelley Robertson
November 10, 2017

OnePlus 5T isn't getting the wireless charging technology support, confirms CEO Pete Lau. The CEO confirmed this fact in the OnePlus forums.

The reason why the company changed its decision is that wireless charging gives the power output of 15 watts which is comparatively less than what dash charge technology offers.

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. All the firm would need to do is redesign the handset to allow rays to pass through and install a charging coil, then it would be good to go. But Dash Charge does it much faster with a cable. However, Lau says that the same is possible with Dash Charge as it "stays cool and power efficient" while providing "enough power for the day with just one charging session". Wireless charging is the standard way that all the tech and smartphone giants such as Samsung, Apple, HTC, and LG have implemented. However, Lau also didn't slam the door on a future inclusion of the feature.

"Wireless charging requires you to keep your device perfectly aligned on the pad to get the advertised charging rates and energy efficiency". Nice in theory, but not as simple in reality. Dash Charge makes that process a bit easier, by letting you top off your phone in a little over an hour from zero. 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. And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging.

The pricing details of the upcoming OnePlus device recently surfaced and it has now come to light that the phone would be priced in at Rs. 32,999 for the base model.

It is to be noted that even Google has not yet accepted the idea of wireless charging completely since it has not been integrated into the recently launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Still, the benefits of Dash Charge seems to outweigh the benefits of wireless charging.

He further stated that the company may introduce the wireless charging feature when the right time arrives.

Pete shared two reasons why the company has chose to stick with propriety Dash Charge support.

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