OnePlus 3 Dash charging is awesome, but won't work without the official accessories

OnePlus 3 Dash charging is awesome, but won't work without the official accessories
The OnePlus 3 had a number of nice features (not the least of which is that customers will no longer need to deal with the annoying invite system to buy one) but one of the best was Dash charging which looks like it will be a nice improvement over the various quick charging options on many devices. 

But, the OnePlus 3 Dash charging has a bit caveat to it: you won't get the benefits unless you use the official charger and cable that comes with the phone. The trouble is that OnePlus is using an implementation of Oppo's VOOC charging system (it's not quite the same since VOOC promises 75% charge in 30 minutes while OnePlus will only get you 63% in that time) and OnePlus is the first company to license and market the technology outside of Asia. So, no one else will even have the cables and adapters needed to give you the speedy charging you want. 

You will still be able to charge your phone on any other USB type-C cable, of course. It just won't charge at the super fast speeds. With luck, accessory makers will start offering options, or maybe a store will get some Asian imports for OnePlus users, but until then be sure not to lose or break your official charging accessories. 

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  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie OnePlus OxygenOS UI


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