Pete Lau, OnePlus' CEO, actually said that the OnePlus 5T will cost less than $600, though his latest post is rather worrisome for those of you who are looking to purchase the OnePlus 5T. For one, the company confirmed OnePlus 5T isn't going to have the wireless charging feature.
Reason 2: Dash Charge gives you enough power for the day with just one charging session.
They're solid points, but it nearly sounds like he's arguing from an either/or perspective, when in reality adding wireless charging support to the OnePlus 5T wouldn't remove Dash Charge, it would just give you more choice, and surely therefore more convenience. "Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures", Lau wrote.
If you're disappointed by the lack of wireless charging there is hope for the future, as Lau finished his post by saying that "we'll consider wireless charging when the time is right". On the other side, the wireless charging produces 15W of power. In another news, the price of the OnePlus 5T is now reported to be the same as of the previously launched OnePlus 5 - a move that may disappoint OnePlus 5 owners. However, Apple had released the iPhone 8 series including iPhone X with Qi standard-based wireless charging technology. 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.
There's also the requirement of having to align the phone on a pad. He believes that this - wireless technology has a lot of space to develope now. You also need to ensure that the handset is positioned correctly - or it won't charge.
To use a wireless charger, the user can just set their phone on the surface and charge. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom.
As usual, OnePlus is teasing and confirming on the features that will be arriving on the OnePlus 5T before its official announcement.