OnePlus 5T won't have wireless charging, OnePlus says Dash Charge is better (for now)


Wireless charging is a feature that many smartphone users appreciate, and it's no wonder that even Apple added it to its 2017 iPhone line-up. Still, not all current high-end phones have this feature, and the upcoming OnePlus 5T won't have it, either.  



 



According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, the company hasn't included wireless charging on the 5T because, "given the current state of this technology, Dash Charge is still the superior choice."



 



As you may know, Dash Charge is OnePlus' own fast charging system, allowing phones to receive a day's power in just 30 minutes - you can't get that with current wireless charging solutions. Another reason not to choose wireless charging is that, when wirelessly charging a phone, the device needs to sit on a charging pad - "you can’t pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging," says OnePlus, further noting that you can certainly do that when the handset uses a Dash Charge cable. 



 



OnePlus argues that, "given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom." Nevertheless, the company will consider adding the feature to its phones "when the time is right."



 



Of course, OnePlus could have implemented both Dash Charge and wireless charging on the OnePlus 5T. But it appears that this is an extra effort that the company isn't ready to make. Oh well.



 

P.S.: The OnePlus 5T will be announced on November 16, and released on November 21, most likely for prices starting at $479. Here's what the phone probably looks like.




source: OnePlus

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  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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15 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not surprised. They support some of the fastest charging speeds around.

2. Shisa

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

Nevermind, if you don't increase price. it's okay.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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8. Shisa

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

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9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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3. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes as of now dash charging is superior than wireless charging in terms of speed.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

OP5 has one of the best top flagship battery and is the fastest to charge or one of the top 2. I really don't see the need for wireless when you have those 2 pluses. Its nice convenient but stupidly slow, my S7E with the supposedly fast wireless charging and the many times I tried to use it, it just pissed me off how slow its compared to normal fast charging.

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

honestly, wireless charging still has a long way to become a need not a nice to have feature until devices can charge 2 meter away at least from the charger it cant be called wireless

7. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Pete Lau makes it sound as if phones can only have one or the other, but not both. I guess his hands are tied, however, since they need to keep costs down so they can continue to use price as a differentiator. Since I use a wireless charging stand and not simply a charging pad, the phone sits upright I can sill use my phone as much as I want while it's charging. As for taking a picture, the phone is off the stand for what, a few seconds? Then it's back to charging. The phone sits on the stand all day while I'm at work, so charging speed isn't an issue. Lastly, after two years the charging port of my last phone wore out to the point where it wouldn't charge. With wireless charging that's not an issue anymore.

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So, you would rather let your phone sit on the charging 'stand' and watch it charge slowly and not use dash charging or any quick charging means just because there's a fancy but impractical (till now) option?

13. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Don't get me wrong - dash charging is great, but between Pete's remarks in the article and the comments afterward, I'm seeing a lot of negative reaction toward wireless charging. My overall point was that wireless charging isn't as awful as it's being made out to be.

12. JoshuaDK1984

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 01, 2017

How many actually use wireless charging? I had the Nokia 920 with wireless charger included, I had the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ with wireless charger and I now have the Note8 and a charger - but I never use the charger, it just lies on my table. Most of the time I just plug in the cable instead so I can still use the phone while it charges with Samsung Fast Charge. So is anyone really using it?

14. matistight

Posts: 981; Member since: May 13, 2009

"Of course, OnePlus could have implemented both Dash Charge and wireless charging on the OnePlus 5T. But it appears that this is an extra effort that the company isn't ready to make. Oh well." No, they left out NFC on the OnePlus 2 to save money and are doing the same by leaving out wireless charging.

15. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Man these idiots don't get it. Adding wireless charging doesn't have to replace fast or dash charging. How about offering both like Samsung and we as the consumer decides which one to use at what time . I'll fast charge when I need speed and ill wirless charge over night or when I don't need speed or when I am at Starbucks and there is no plug or I don't have a cable. The GS8 wirelessly charges pretty damn fast btw and the people that are against it really need to try it and they will understand . It's so much more convenient. I can hand crank to open a window fast but it doesn't matter how slow my power windows are it's 50 million times better powered. Wireless charging is light years better when you don't need the fast chathing.

16. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I agree with Mr. Lau. Wireless charging is not needed when you can't charge your phone as fast as their tech.

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