The OnePlus 5T has been a hot topic of discussion within the tech community as well as OnePlus’ fan community for a while now. The upcoming “flagship killer” is expected to launch on November 16 at an event in New York, after which it will be made available in India on November 21.
Ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 5T, company CEO Pete Lau has reiterated the prowess of Dash Charging, explaining that it is better than Wireless charging. Lau has also confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will not be featuring wireless charging. He gives two reasons why the company decided to exclude wireless charging on the OnePlus 5T. Explaining the two reasons in a blogpost, Lau writes:
“Reason 1: Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures. Just plug your device in, and Dash Charge produces 20 watts of power, reliably giving a day’s power in half an hour.”
“Reason 2: Dash Charge gives you enough power for the day with just one charging session. All you need is the Dash Charge cable and adaptor to consistently power your device at superior rate. It doesn't matter whether you're gaming or streaming video. Dash Charge stays cool and power efficient.”
He further explains that Wireless charging requires the smartphone to be placed perfectly aligned on the charging pad. “Some of the best wireless charging pads market the theoretical potential of 15 watts of power, but that's only if you position your phone correctly. Wirelessly charging more than one device at a time further divides that number, leading to even slower charging per device,” he adds.
The OnePlus CEO goes another step ahead to justify the power of Dash charging over wireless charging. As per Lau, wireless charging can seem attractive, but it restricts the user from picking up the phone while it’s charging. He says, “You can’t pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom.”
The OnePlus 5T is a big deal for the company and it seems like OnePlus wants no criticism from users when it launches the phone.
From what we know so far, the OnePlus 5T will be a major redesign with thinner top and bottom bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio display. We have seen the smartphone leak in the form of renders and a GFXBench listing.
The device is expected to feature a 6-inch display with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. For its processing power, the OnePlus 5T will most probably rely on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with options for either 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
We also hear that the OnePlus 5T will be priced the same as the OnePlus 5. However, there is no real confirmation of its India price yet.