Behold the OnePlus 8 Pro wireless charging dock and even more OnePlus 8 series renders

Behold the OnePlus 8 Pro wireless charging dock and even more OnePlus 8 series renders
UPDATE #2: The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are now official! Learn more about the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro price, release date, specs, and features.

UPDATE: After confirming everything from the state-of-the-art Snapdragon 865 processor to LPDDR5 memory technology and blazing fast UFS 3.0 flash storage for the OnePlus 8 series last week, CEO Pete Lau has gone on record with The Verge to essentially substantiate every rumored tidbit about the impending OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless system.

That's the official name of the groundbreaking new technology, mind you, which will make use of the wireless charging stand depicted above and below to indeed get the massive 4,500mAh battery on the OnePlus 8 Pro from 0 to 50 percent capacity in just 30 minutes. Naturally, the company's so-called "ultraflagship" handset will also support third-party Qi chargers, but if you want to reach those amazing 30W speeds, you should stick to the "official" wireless charging accessory.

The €70 price tag is the only unconfirmed detail right now, while Lau was happy to explain how the Warp Charge 30 Wireless charging dock aims to stay nice and cool, using a built-in fan that might get a little loud during extended usage and even reducing speeds when overheating is threatening to become a real problem. At night, the fan will be automatically switched off if you activate a specific option on the phone hardcore fans will be able to order online in limited numbers shortly after its April 14 announcement. Our original story follows.

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We're exactly a week away from the highly anticipated OnePlus 8 series announcement, and although both the 8 and 8 Pro have already leaked profusely, there are still a few key details left to be visualized if not altogether revealed.

While we've known for a long time that the ultra-high-end OnePlus 8 Pro is set to be the brand's first-ever device to integrate wireless charging technology, it's only today that we get to see the company's stylish first-party accessory making that possible in high-res glory.

The official OnePlus 8 Pro wireless charging dock doesn't exactly strike us as the thinnest or lightest such solution on the market, but that might be in part due to a built-in cooling fan aiming to prevent the blazing fast charger from overheating. If past rumors pan out, this bad boy should be capable of delivering absolutely insane 30W speeds, which means the OnePlus 8 Pro could recharge just as quickly wirelessly as with a standard cable.

We're talking 0 to 50 percent capacity in roughly half an hour and 0 to 100 percent in a measly 80 minutes, according to the latest inside info shared by the folks over at TechDroider on Twitter. Said information also includes notes about the aforementioned cooling fan, a so-called "AI Sleep Mode" that will purportedly turn off said fan while you sleep, as well as proprietary dust detection and overheating protection technologies.

As you can imagine, the wireless Warp charging dock will not come cheap, although the rumored €70 price point for the old continent is obviously not etched in stone just yet. If that proves accurate, it could translate to around 70 bucks stateside, which compares rather favorably to something like Samsung's $80 wireless charger stand with 15W top speeds.


Meanwhile, those who can't get enough high-quality OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro renders ahead of the April 14 announcement will be happy to see the phones leaked yet again by none other than Evan Blass alongside a screen protector and a transparent bumper case that are naturally unable to conceal anything about the thoroughly detailed identities of these as-yet unreleased bad boys.

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  • Display 6.5 inches
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  • Camera 48 MP (Triple camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
8 Pro
  • Display 6.8 inches
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  • Camera 48 MP (Quad camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
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