The OnePlus 6T was recently announced and while the phone is indeed feature-packed, one feature that the handset was lacking compared to the competition was wireless charging. The company had previously confirmed that the phone would not come with wireless charging, but more recently the company’s CEO Pete Lau explained their decision.

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According to Lau, he says that it’s not because wireless charging technology is too complex to have been included in the phone, but rather he cites how wireless charging is still too slow, at least for OnePlus’ standards, which is why they have decided to omit the feature until a better or improved solution can be found.

“The technology for wireless charging is not terribly complex. We could implement it but we haven’t wanted to because it’s been too slow. So we haven’t seen it being up to the level that we want in driving value for the users and their device experience.” He adds, “But potentially – and I’m not totally sure on all the details – Qualcomm might have a solution in the works that would deliver the speed that we want without the added heat and the other drawbacks that have been faced in looking at the technology.”

While it is true that wireless charging is slower compared to wired charging, especially given that many companies including OnePlus themselves have introduced fast charging technology, there are certain conveniences offered by wireless charging that some might be able to appreciate.

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6.41"
  • 2280x1080
  • AMOLED
  • 394 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
  • OIS
3700 mAh
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  • No Wireless Charg.
6-8GB RAM
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185 g
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