The OnePlus 5T is set to be introduced on 16 November, and leading up to the launch of the new phone, several new information have surfaced. It’s now confirmed that the 5T will not support wireless charging, and on top of that, it may be sold at the same price point as the OnePlus 5.
Pete Lau, the co-founder of OnePlus, pondered on the idea of wireless charging on the company’s forum. According to Lau, OnePlus’ decision to not implement wireless charging comes down to OnePlus’ Dash Charge feature. “Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures,” Lau wrote.
Lau also elaborated that wireless charging isn’t as convenient as conventional wired charging. “You can’t pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging,” he explained. However, Lau did mention that OnePlus will consider adopting wireless charging “when the time is right.”
Wireless charging aside, the OnePlus 5T retail prices have been leaked as well. According to TechRadar, which claims that it has seen confidential documentation, O2 – a major telco in the UK – will offer the OnePlus 5T at the same price point as its predecessor. Not surprisingly, the 5T will also be available in two storage options: 64GB and 128GB.
Then again, these are still leaked information, so take them with a grain of salt. It’ll be interesting if the OnePlus 5T will cost the same as the OnePlus 5 though – we imagine the 5 will receive a price cut if that’s the case.