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


Amidst all the preparation to announce its next flagship phone and the successor of the OnePlus 5, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed a few features of the 5T already. The company's CEO said that prices of mobile phone components are rising faster than house prices in Shenzhen, which could indicate that the OnePlus 5T will end up being more expensive than expected.

For wireless charging to be convenient, there needs to be charging pads positioned around your home, which can add up to a significant expense, said Lau.

Lau further writes that OnePlus phones will have wireless charging support, at the correct time. Mr. Lau has taken to Twitter to say that smartphones are constantly getting better, but the cost of their components is also rising.

Wireless charging aside, the OnePlus 5T retail prices have been leaked as well.

Earlier this year, OnePlus gave 10 lucky fans the chance to test out the OnePlus 5's camera and share their feedback, before the device was officially launched on the market, through a program called The Lab.

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Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures. It also introduced me to Dash Charge, OnePlus' now popular fast charging technology.

The OnePlus 5T will arrive in a week, as OnePlus confirmed that it will be announced on November 16 in NY, and the company's CEO just shared some new info on Weibo (Chinese social network). As pointed out by XDA, having wireless charging could benefit a lot of users by allowing them to have short but frequent intermittent charging all throughout the day.

Such type of charging makes your phone more complicated to use. But, that's not the case with dash charger - you can simply plug-in and use you phone for anything and at anytime. Still, the benefits of Dash Charge seems to outweigh the benefits of wireless charging.

As usual, OnePlus is teasing and confirming on the features that will be arriving on the OnePlus 5T before its official announcement. "We'll consider adopting the wireless charging technology when the time is right".