OnePlus has been building the hype for its upcoming Oneplus 5T ever since last week. A few days ago we reported about the company CEO, Pete Lau, talking about the 3.5mm headphone jack. Now we tell you what Lau has to say about OnePlus 5T and wireless charging.
Well, don’t get your hopes high just yet. The smartphone won’t be featuring wireless charging technology this time. If you’re not aware, OnePlus 5 features Dash Charge, company’s in-house fast charging tech. And the same will be coming to OnePlus 5T as well.
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“I saw some people talk about wireless charging after my headphone jack post, and wanted to add some thoughts into the conversation. Wireless charging is an exciting concept that’s matured a lot over the last few years. But given the current state of this technology, Dash Charge is still the superior choice,” he said.
OnePlus 5T gets 20 watts charging power with Dash Charge
Lau in the forum post has given a couple of reasons why OnePlus 5T won’t come with wireless charging. He says that OnePlus’ Dash Charge clearly outshine s wireless charging as it produces 20 watts of power.
However, on the other side of the fence, you get wireless charging that delivers 15 watts of power at best. Furthermore, keeping more than one device on the charging pad divides the watt power more, resulting in a slower charge per device.
Multitask while charging OnePlus 5T
The second reason Lau says is that with a cable charge OnePlus 5T users can work on apps, documents and more while the device is being charged. This is not possible in wireless charging. The handset charging stops as soon as it is moved from the wireless charging pad.
“You can’t pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom. Wireless charging pads, cases, tables, and lamps – these all add up if you want to charge on the go or outfit your home for true convenience, creating constraints for the user,” added Lau.
Although the upcoming smartphone won’t get wireless charging, Lau says that when the technology gets mature, the firm might consider it.