The CEO confirms, OnePlus 5T won't feature wireless charging

The CEO confirms, OnePlus 5T won't feature wireless charging

Pete Lau, the company's CEO, tweeted about the new phone and the tweet hints about the higher price of OnePlus 5T.

Interestingly, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has hinted in a tweet that the OnePlus 5T would cost more than the OnePlus 5, contradicting earlier report that the two siblings would be priced the same. "Wireless charging pads, cases, tables, and lamps all add up if you want to charge on the go or outfit your home for true convenience, creating constraints for the user", said Lau.

But it would also presumably push up the cost of the phone, and a relatively low price is one of the main selling points of OnePlus handsets.

Wireless charging aside, the OnePlus 5T retail prices have been leaked as well. Now that the OnePlus 5T is less than a week away from its launch and few of its features have already been revealed, its looks safe to conclude that the OnePlus 5T will be expensive than its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.

Another given reason was that users won't be able to work on the device while it is kept on wireless charging pads. However, Apple had released the iPhone 8 series including iPhone X with Qi standard-based wireless charging technology.

Their Dash Charge technology produces 20W of power which "reliably" gives a day's power in half an hour to their device.

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

Wireless charging requires you to keep your device perfectly aligned on the pad to get the advertised charging rates and energy efficiency. Wireless charging is an exciting concept that has matured over the years. I've had phones that have had it and seldom used it. Still, the benefits of Dash Charge seems to outweigh the benefits of wireless charging.

It is to be noted that even Google has not yet accepted the idea of wireless charging completely since it has not been integrated into the recently launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

OnePlus 5T is officially coming on November 16.

He further stated that the company may introduce the wireless charging feature when the right time arrives.