We are exactly a week away from the launch of the OnePlus 5T smartphone. The handset has already been confirmed by the company. Recently, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had revealed that the device will retain 3.5mm headphone jack. Now, the CEO has confirmed another feature of the upcoming smartphone.
In a forum post, Lau talked about why the company plans to go ahead with its Dash Charge fast-charging tech instead of wireless charging.
“I saw some people talk about wireless charging after my headphone jack post, and wanted to add some thoughts into the conversation. Wireless charging is an exciting concept that’s matured a lot over the last few years. But given the current state of this technology, Dash Charge is still the superior choice,” he wrote. Lau said that one of the reasons why OnePlus 5T will not feature wireless charging is because “wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures.” This means that issues like right placing of the device on the wireless charger, and with majority of the good charging pads giving out 15 watts of power, is something OnePlus 5T won’t have to deal with.
The company claims that with Dash Charge technology, users don’t need to worry about keeping the handset on the wireless charging pad in the best position every time. In addition, the tech delivers 20 watts of power.
Another reason given is that users won’t be able to work on the device while it is kept on wireless charging pads. However, with Dash Charge they can pick it up and reply to texts, play games and work on several apps simultaneously.
“Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom. Wireless charging pads, cases, tables, and lamps – these all add up if you want to charge on the go or outfit your home for true convenience, creating constraints for the user,” said Lau.
He added that wireless charging technology need to get more mature. Maybe then OnePlus considers bringing it onboard.