The OnePlus 5T will officially be announced on november 16, and Chinese phone maker OnePlus has confirmed that it won't have wireless charging. The company disclosed this when it announced the launch of yet another edition of OnePlus Lab, a section of the forum devoted just to the OnePlus 5T community for feedback and suggestions. If you look at the wireless charging pads, it will only provide support for 15 watts of power, which is less than what is delivered by the dash charge.
Lau also elaborated that wireless charging isn't as convenient as conventional wired charging. We already know numerous specifications for the handset and now the company has revealed that the device will not come with wireless charging.
Apart from the absence of the wireless charging, the company has already confirmed that OnePlus 5T will be retaining the 3.5mm audio jack, contrary to the growing trend of removing the headphone jack in favour of USB-based audio transfer. "Just plug your device in, and Dash Charge produces 20 watts of power, reliably giving a day's power in half an hour", he said.
Lau added that the company will implement wireless charging technology when the customers are capable of accepting the feature. All you need is the Dash Charge cable and adaptor to consistently power your device at superior rate. This is because when you use a wireless charger to power your phone, you can't pick up your phone to game or take a photo or do anything else. There's no denying the convenience of being able to charge your phone simply by putting it down onto a pad. With battery life dropping thanks to phones getting more powerful, we're all used to having to charge our phones every day.
Wireless charging aside, the OnePlus 5T retail prices have been leaked as well.
First off, the OnePlus 5T will have the model number A5010, emulating the naming scheme from previous year when the OnePlus 3 was A3000 and the 3T was A3010 (the 5 is A5000 as you'd expect). "Samsung's display technology is now the best for Optic AMOLED". Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom. The CEO has made it clear that in future, OnePlus may implement wireless charging "when the time is right".
Reading between the lines, that would indicate that Lau is telling us that the cost of production has gone up, so expect a price increase for the end consumer.