OnePlus 5T won't come with wireless charging support, confirms CEO

OnePlus 5T won't come with wireless charging support, confirms CEO

OnePlus 5T won't come with wireless charging support, confirms CEO

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.

Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR said, "We are excited to be partnering with OnePlus for the much-awaited launch of the OnePlus 5T". Wireless charging delivers low power and in result, the device takes longer to charge. It also introduced me to Dash Charge, OnePlus' now popular fast charging technology.

Pete shared two reasons why the company has chose to stick with propriety Dash Charge support. "Just plug your device in, and Dash Charge produces 20 watts of power, reliably giving a day's power in half an hour". A supposedly leaked image has also been doing the rounds on the internet, which shows the body of the Oppo R11s with the branding of the back featuring the OnePlus logo.

He further argued that in case of wireless charging you have to keep your phone on the pad. "Dash Charge stays cool and power efficient".

And for the first time, OnePlus fans in India can also witness the launch of OnePlus 5T at select PVR Theatres across 5 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. This may mean that the upcoming handset may not be priced too high compared to the 8GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 5, though duties and other levies may push the price beyond the Rs. 40,000-mark in India. Users could be gaming, streaming video or browsing through their social feeds while fast charging their smartphones.

After scrutinising the form, OnePlus will pick the 10 lucky winners by 10 pm EDT on November 15 (8:30 am IST, November 16) and confirm the delivery of the device via mail.

To use a wireless charger, the user can just set their phone on the surface and charge. The technology has been around for a while, but has been generating a lot of buzz again because of its inclusion in the new Apple iPhones.

Remodelling a smartphone isn't cheap, though - and we think that's why Lau rationalising from an either/or perspective. With battery life dropping thanks to phones getting more powerful, we're all used to having to charge our phones every day. The CEO has made it clear that in future, OnePlus may implement wireless charging "when the time is right".

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