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. Pete Lau, the company's CEO, tweeted about the new phone and the tweet hints about the higher price of OnePlus 5T.
And he continued by saying that one of the reasons why OnePlus 5T will not feature wireless charging is because " wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures".
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In a post on OnePlus' forum, Lau explained that wireless charging won't make an appearance on the OnePlus 5T, because it's too restricted; it isn't as simple as slapping a handset on a charger and letting it juice up. Dash charging just needs an adapter and a cable whereas wireless charging includes messy things such as tables, lamps, cables, and the list is long. The OnePlus 5T will go on sale in North America and Europe on November 21.
Another reason Lau gives is that you can't use your phone to play games or stream video while its being kept on a wireless charging pad. Wireless charging is an exciting concept that has matured over the years. After a leak-filled pre-launch of the OnePlus 5, the company has changed its approach with the OnePlus 5T. Moreover, chances are, probably because Lau believes wireless charging technology has a lot of scopes to grow, the upcoming OnePlus phones may not wireless charging support anytime soon.
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The main reason Lau's team decided against wireless charging, however, is because of power consumption. 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. "But given the current state of this technology, Dash Charge is still the superior choice", he wrote. And you can't use your phone while it charges, since picking it up will stop the charging. However, Lau did mention that OnePlus will consider adopting wireless charging "when the time is right". "Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom".
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.
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