Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

OnePlus 5T Price Details Emerge; No Support For Wireless Charging

OnePlus 5T Price Details Emerge; No Support For Wireless Charging

As the internet was buzzing yesterday with OnePlus 5T's alleged price, a tweet made by OnePlus's CEO has poured cold water on the rumor. While the fans wait, there are speculations about the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack and possibly wireless charging.

The OnePlus 5T will cost the same as the OnePlus 5, with the Chinese mobile maker apparently unwilling to offers its new device at a premium price point.

As pointed out by Mr Lau in his post, Dash Charge is the more useful charging technology right now, and wireless charging is still some time away from offering the sheer convenience that true fast charging can. 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.

OnePlus 5T is launching on Nov 16 in NY and will be available for booking in India starting Nov 21.

"Wireless charging is an exciting concept that's matured a lot over the last few years".

We are close to launch of the OnePlus 5T smartphone.

Lau also elaborated that wireless charging isn't as convenient as conventional wired charging. This doesn't mean that the company is not going to try the wireless charging forever. And I think he is right, I've used the Dash Charging myself and it is fantastic without any doubt. Through Dash Charge, OnePlus phones can be charged with a charging output of 20W. Even 10-15 minutes of charging can potentially get you hours of use, and it's changed the way I charge my phone. 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. But, that's not the case with dash charger - you can simply plug-in and use you phone for anything and at anytime. "Until then, we'll stick to Dash Charge", notes Lau.

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. "Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom".

Apparently, OnePlus's CEO Pete Lau claims, "Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures".

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