Friday, 24 November, 2017

OnePlus 5T drops the idea of wireless charging, proceeds with dash charge

Don't buy OnePlus 5 now, you will live with buyer's remorse forever because OnePlus 5T OnePlus 5T drops the idea of wireless charging, proceeds with dash charge
Sherri Watson | 09 November, 2017, 15:21

Dash Charge is the fast charging technology by OnePlus which allow the OnePlus phones to gain a day's power by charging for only 30 minutes.

Taking to the company's forum, CEO Pete Lau has explained that while he believes wireless charging is an "exciting concept", it's not now as good as the company's wired Dash Charge.

OnePlus 5T will not come with wireless charging support, company's CEO Pete Lau has confirmed in a blog post.

However, after listening to what OnePlus has to say about their decision, we can't help but agree that it made more sense to not have wireless charging. Wireless charging delivers low power and in result, the device takes longer to charge.

OnePlus 5T will be announced on November 16 at an event in NY.

To use a wireless charger, the user can just set their phone on the surface and charge. Ahead of the launch, the company has on its own volition revealed quite a lot about the upcoming device, to be called OnePlus 5T.

In an update, Lau said that he was referring to The Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard.

By leaving wireless charging support for a future model, OnePlus has joined the club of Google that brought the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL earlier this year with only wired charging option.

Although the wireless charging has now been adopted by Apple with the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X, still OnePlus is satisfied with its dash charge. Hence, the Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone manufacturer has made it crystal clear that it will stick with Dash charge. And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging.

For those who are hoping that will be the case, you might be disappointed as OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has since tweeted that might not be the case.

Furthermore, reports have indicated that the phone is expected to come out with a bezel-less display and will feature pretty much the same specifications as the regular OnePlus 5.

Reported; The Company claims that with Dash Charge technology, users do not need to worry about keeping the handset on the wireless charging pad in the best position every time. "But given the current state of this technology, Dash Charge is still the superior choice", he wrote.