OnePlus to stick with Dash Charge, no wireless charging for now

Nov 10, 2017, 00:58
OnePlus to stick with Dash Charge, no wireless charging for now

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. 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. It is true that wireless charging doesn't produce enough electrical juice to "fast charge" your smartphone and doesn't even compare to OnePlus' dash charge technology. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom.

Also - wireless charging is pretty slow, especially when compared to Dash Charge and Quick Charging.

If you're disappointed by the lack of wireless charging there is hope for the future, as Lau finished his post by saying that "we'll consider wireless charging when the time is right". "Dash Charge stays cool and power efficient", he added.

OnePlus is planning to announce the OnePlus 5T on November 16th, and we have already seen our first Potential Look at what the OnePlus 5T will look like.

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

Lau updated the forum post to clarify that he had referred to wireless charging technologies based on Qi standard, which has been adopted by companies like Apple and Samsung.

The OnePlus 5T is slated to be unveiled next week on November 16, and, last week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed that the 5T will come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack (yay).

There's also the requirement of having to align the phone on a pad. Dash Charge makes that process a bit easier, by letting you top off your phone in a little over an hour from zero. He believes that this - wireless technology has a lot of space to develope now.

Dash Charge eliminates both of those problems, he added. TechRadar has claimed that a confidential documentation from carrier O2 confirmed that the identical price of the OnePlus 5T as that of the OnePlus 5.