The OnePlus 6T won't boast wireless charging or an IP rating, CEO confirms

The OnePlus 6T won't boast wireless charging or an IP rating, CEO confirms
OnePlus 6T render

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will lack a headphone jack and in an interview earlier today he explained exactly why. But after speaking about the controversial decision, he went on to confirm two other features that will not be included.

Despite the increasing popularity of wireless charging, Lau confirmed that it would not be present inside the OnePlus 6T. The main reason behind this is speed – OnePlus wants the technology to be just as fast as Dash Charging – although heat also plays an important part. After all, when the technology is in use, the temperature of devices tends to increase quite a bit. Another factor to consider in a big increase in thickness. 

While the technology will not be present on its next flagship, Pete Lau did confirm that the company is “working hard” on preparing it and will implement it as soon as “wireless charging can get up to speed without the implication of heat.”

Another feature that the OnePlus 6T won’t carry is an IP rating. This statement is technically accurate but doesn’t paint the whole picture. See, in actual fact, the OnePlus 6T will be more water resistant than any previous flagship models including the OnePlus 6. But due to the cost of obtaining an official IP rating, OnePlus has simply skipped it entirely.

As revealed previously, the OnePlus 6T will go official on October 17, while sales are expected to commence the following week. In comparison to its predecessor, a price increase of around $20 or more is to be expected in order to account for the in-display fingerprint scanner and much larger battery.

source: CNET

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1. Fred3

Posts: 608; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

You can't take the headphone jack away and not give us wireless charging....THAT'S NOT HOW THIS WORKS!!..that's not how any of this works (kicks a can)

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3186; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Want some cheese to go with that whine?

18. Fred3

Posts: 608; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Nah, just steak.

2. gjkiii

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Thats a deal breaker for me. Got to have wireless charging.

3. JetskiMark

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

I was really hoping for QI and a high IP rating. Those are two of the things I wish my OnePlus One had. And a brighter screen. Excellent device otherwise. Good developer support.


Posts: 951; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Agreed this will make the sale harder for a lot of people.

6. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

I understand. That pixel density is horrible for outdoor viewing. And my phone has to have wireless charging, and IP 68 certification. I feel they cut to many corners on this one and next yrs device should be spot on.

9. andrewc31394

Posts: 309; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

how does pixel density affect outdoor visibility?

29. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

when you really want to comment but have no clue about the topic

10. AbhiD

Posts: 881; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Then start paying top dollars $1000 and plus for that. Nobody will provide you everything in this world for $500 + price point.

30. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"I feel they cut to many corners on this one" How is it cutting corners when they never had these features in the first place.

22. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I still don’t get the importance of wireless charging even with my X. It charges slower, possibly kills batteries faster and your phone can’t really be used while it’s charging. All this while still requiring a cable and a power source anyways.

24. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The importance is that it works without issue and is easy to charge and doesn’t mess up your charging port or leave marks. Options are always good... instead of removing or not having

32. Valinor

Posts: 185; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Never had any marks on my phones ever. I find that charging through a cable is much more useful. Picking phone up to check notifications, using the phone while its charging. And quickcharge 3.0 is way faster than wireless. I mean, after all the years of owning a phone, you should be a pro at plugging the cable in :P The only moment I ever really used wireless charging was when I found a table with a solar sensor build in that could also wireless charge your phones.... but it was slow and the sun didnt help keeping my phone cool. :P

34. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I use fast wireless charging and it's pretty speedy.. just saying

4. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

So no wireless charging, no headphone jack, and no IP 68 certification? Also a screen pixel density of 403!? Horrible. Well at least it has 8 gb of RAM support for band 71 and a 845 SD chip inside. But I wouldn't buy this cheap crap. Hey you get for what you pay for.

12. AbhiD

Posts: 881; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Why would i want my phone to be charged by wireless charger when i have DASH or WARP charging that does it in 1 hr 10 minutes OR 35 minutes FLAT ! And without any major heating like wireless. More, i can use my phone while charging unlike wireless one. For one, wireless is such a gimmick as of now, it's pretty much useless and just for bragging rights. As for IP rating, didn't you read the article? Phone will actually have water resistance but not certification because that requires money. OP6 itself was very decent against rain, splashes and small puddles of water. As for display, they at least use the best 1080p panels from Samsung. What's wrong in that? You will get In Display scanner, best charging tech, best processor, RAM, memory, latest Android Pie with support for 3 years, great design, dual aperture cameras like Samsung Note and S series, amazing OxygenOS, great design and what not! What else do you want in $500+ dude ?

16. DFranch

Posts: 562; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I've used QI wireless charging for years on 3 different phones. Qi doesn't create that much heat, fast charging causes heat too. I might still get the 6T, but it would have been an easy sell if it had wireless charging. I don't care about IP rating or headphone jack.

25. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

There is a lot wrong with your response but I’ll just highlight that you made lackluster features on oneplus seem great while negating features as useless that it doesn’t have. You do know that the in display fingerprint reader isn’t the true tech that others will be releasing next year that use 3D or sonar? The dual camera tech is only good if the software and camera are actually great.. if past op phones are anything to go by then they will be average at best. There’s nothing wrong with the “best” 1080 panel but when the screen keeps getting bigger it’s noticeable compared to better more high res screens. You mentioned best processor but what you meant was the same processor as every other higher end phone including the pico 1 which is noticeably cheaper. So now OP decides to remove features that they should have kept like the headphone jack, kept the phone glass so it’s fragile without having wireless charging.

28. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

+1 agreed ! Also I don’t understand why a few folks here see one technology as a rival to another technology when both are very different in what they offer. USB replaced DVDs and floppy disks because they had the advantages of both, ie same or greater storage capacity, wide support with nearly all PCs and plug and play facility. Their cost reduced and now everybody has one USB drive and they don’t miss the absence of Floppy or DVDs. Not so with headphone jack. Most cars and high end headphones use headphone jack. Headphones do have Bluetooth too , but it is so convenient to continue listening to music once the battery runs out and you cannot charge the headphone. For folks saying, “I only use Bluetooth headphones !” I ask whether the headphone jack has ever prevented you from using Bluetooth? Thought so. Same with wireless charging. You have Dash charge. You have wireless charge. The phone is definitely leaning to a $600 pricepoint. Why can’t it have both ? The two technologies have their own benefits which the other cannot compensate for and these technologies don’t interfere with each other. Removing something just for the sake of it , is the most retarded trend started by Apple under Tim Cook. Worried that the next iPhone or the one after that may not have wired charging also !

7. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well the 6T just keeps getting better and better doesn't it?

8. andrewc31394

Posts: 309; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

so aside from a smaller notch and in display fingerprint scanner, what reason makes this better than the 6?

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 739; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The bigger battery, apparently hahaha

14. AbhiD

Posts: 881; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

How much difference did you even expect in just 5 months? Smaller chin, better charging tech, bigger battery, Android Pie with 3 years support, gorilla glass 6.

26. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The better charging tech hasn’t been confirmed.. soo really next to nothing added but a lot taken away

31. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The only thing taken away is the jack nothing else. OnePlus offers 90% of the features of other flagships at 50% of the price but people just moan and bitch about a phone they most likely wouldn't buy anyway.

35. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I've been.a OnePlus owner for the OPO, OPT, OP3, OP3T AND OP5 so I'd say I'm a big supporter of the company. They moved to glass and didn't add the one important thing glass provides... Wireless charging. They removed the headphone jack and more than likely won't include a nice set of Bluetooth earbuds, they still don't offer IP certification, still hold on to the 1080 panel which is a great panel the screen has gotten much larger and it's going to be noticable at this point as not being as sharp. I'm just disappointed in OP

13. rabramson2443 unregistered

You're paying 50% the cost of other flagship phones and expect the same features they offer? They can't keep adding these features without jacking up the price. If you need wireless charging, a headphone jack, and waterproofing, buy the Note 9. But hey, this is America..."I want my cake and eat it too!"

15. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Disappointed in this news but I'll still check it none the less but now it might be between the Note 9 and the P3XL.


Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

i don't give a damm about wireless charging or IP rating, just give us the jack ffs

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