The OnePlus 5T will still come with a headphone jack and it was added that fans can also forget about the OnePlus 5T coming in with wireless charging as well. In contrast, some of the best wireless charging pads market a support of 15 watts of power, but that's only if you position your phone correctly. Moreover, he mentioned that users can not pick up their phone to play a game or make a call during wireless charging so the current standard of wireless charging "brings more limitations than freedom". The wireless charging segment has not yet reached a maturity level and hence the upcoming OnePlus 5T will be integrated with dash charge, which is always reliable and safe. However, it will not feature wireless charging abilities.
Dash Charge is one of the fastest charging tech around. Mr. Lau has taken to Twitter to say that smartphones are constantly getting better, but the cost of their components is also rising. The OnePlus CEO noted that Qi wireless charging is more efficient but has a limited range, while Airfuel (used mostly by Samsung and Qualcomm) is more convenient to use but is less common.
In a blog post, Lau mentions two reasons why its proprietary Dash charging solution is superior to wireless charging. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom. OnePlus 5T, which will be released on November 16 is all set to accompany dash charge. It also stays cool so you won't have to worry about overheating even if you are using the phone while charging. 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. 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. Hence, the Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone manufacturer has made it crystal clear that it will stick with Dash charge. "We'll consider adopting the wireless charging technology when the time is right".