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OnePlus 5T won't have wireless charging and here's why

OnePlus 5T won't have wireless charging and here's why

Pete Lau has once again taken to the forum to reveal another big piece of information about the OnePlus 5T: there won't be wireless charging.

OnePlus's CEO, Pete Lau, has already confirmed the phone will have a headphone slot, while his company's own Twitter feed has intimated that the device will launch in NY. OnePlus believes that its "Dash Charging" is better than wireless charging hence, it made a decision to forego including wireless charging. Wireless Charging, on the other hand, only produces 15W of power, and, the devices can only leverage that much of output when they are placed properly on wireless charging pads.

Lau further writes that OnePlus phones will have wireless charging support, at the correct time. And, when the OnePlus 5T is going to be similar to OnePlus 5, it will have the same metal back found on the OnePlus 5 which means there's no way one should expect it to feature wireless charging. "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", notes Lau.

The main reason Lau's team decided against wireless charging, however, is because of power consumption. In another news, the price of the OnePlus 5T is now reported to be the same as of the previously launched OnePlus 5 - a move that may disappoint OnePlus 5 owners.

Another given reason was that users won't be able to work on the device while it is kept on wireless charging pads. Interestingly, Apple has also added wireless charging support for this year's iPhone lineup. It also stays cool so you won't have to worry about overheating even if you are using the phone while charging. And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging. "We'll consider adopting the wireless charging technology when the time is right. Until then, we'll stick to Dash Charge", Lau concluded.

As usual, OnePlus is teasing and confirming on the features that will be arriving on the OnePlus 5T before its official announcement.

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