OnePlus 5T touted to ship with dash charge technology

OnePlus Dash Charge

OnePlus is gearing up to launch OnePlus 5T within the next few days. With just a few days left for the launch, the company CEO Pete Lau disclosed that the OnePlus 5T will provide support for dash charge technology. The OnePlus 5T will include support for dash charge but doesn’t ship with wireless charging capability.

According to rumors, the price of the OnePlus 5T will be the same as the currently available OnePlus 5. This has caused huge disappointment with the existing OnePlus 5 users because they will not be able to take advantage of the new features of OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 5T dash charge

The main reason to retain the dash charge technology is attributed to the fact that the technology is capable of delivering 20 watts of power. The end result is the ability to charge the smartphone within 30 minutes. If you look at the wireless charging pads, it will only provide support for 15 watts of power, which is less than what is delivered by the dash charge.

Secured charging

According to Lau, the company prefers dash charge because of the stability, reliability, and safety of power. 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.

Time will come

Lau added that the company will implement wireless charging technology when the customers are capable of accepting the feature. Nowadays, students are purchasing OnePlus smartphones and the company is willing to provide a safe charging mechanism instead of wireless mode.

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The highlight of the OnePlus 5T is the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the rear side. The main reason is due to the integration of a bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio. If the rumors are to be believed, the OnePlus 5T will hit Indian shores at a price of Rs. 32999 for the 64GB storage variant. In all probability, the company will also slash the cost of the flagship OnePlus 5 in a bid to push sales.

It is to be noted that even Google has not yet accepted the idea of wireless charging completely since it has not been integrated into the recently launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. However, Apple had released the iPhone 8 series including iPhone X with Qi standard-based wireless charging technology.

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