OnePlus 5T won't feature wireless charging support, confirms CEO

OnePlus 5T Price launch date availability and all you need to know

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One thing that would be missing from the OnePlus 5T is wireless charging.

Taking to the company's forum, CEO Pete Lau has explained that while he believes wireless charging is an "exciting concept", it's not now as good as the company's wired Dash Charge. Some wireless charging pads are being marketed as offering up to 15 watts of power, that is if the smartphone is properly placed on the charging pad. Since the company won't be bringing wireless charging on OnePlus 5T, it is expected to arrive with a metallic body.

The pricing details of the upcoming OnePlus device recently surfaced and it has now come to light that the phone would be priced in at Rs. 32,999 for the base model. The company is unaware of customer's requirement when it comes to charging their phone battery but they are pretty sure users are just going to fall in love with this feature after they actually use it.

Responding to to a query raised by a fan on the possibility of OnePlus "ridiculously" hiking the price of the OnePlus 5T, Lau said that it is a "great product" and that he already has it. Hence, the existing wireless charging technology is incapable of charging smartphones quickly. The first reason highlighted by the 42-year-old executive points to the proprietary technology that is touted to deliver as much as 20 watts of power to deliver a day's charge in half an hour. But, you can get excited experience when you use a smartphone that has made a use of dash charge technology.

That will happen on November 21, although we'll know exactly what to expect when the phone is launched on November 16 in New York City. You also need to ensure that the handset is positioned correctly - or it won't charge. The technology has been around for a while, but has been generating a lot of buzz again because of its inclusion in the new Apple iPhones. You can't pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging.

He further stated that the company may introduce the wireless charging feature when the right time arrives.

OnePlus confirmed officially that their next flagship namely the OnePlus 5T will have the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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