OnePlus 6T Won’t Support Wireless Charging, No IP Rating Either

The upcoming OnePlus 6T will sport an in-display fingerprint reader, dual cameras at the back and more.

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has finally admitted that bringing the in-display fingerprint reader to the OnePlus 6T has forced the brand to ditch the headphone jack.

The company is set to launch the latest iteration of its OnePlus series sometime later this month, and it is already known that the phone is likely to sport a water drop notch, along with a bigger battery in tow.

In an interview earlier this week, Lau highlighted that incorporating new technology could also bump up the price of its latest flagship phone.

OnePlus is going against its own customers/fans by removing a popular feature, and they are doing this without offering any sort of IP rating – that classifies the durability of a device against both solids and liquids.

Lau believes that acquiring an IP rating would have added to the cost of the device, and added that he’s anyways not sold on the idea that people want to take their phones inside the pool.


In addition to this, Lau also confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus phone is not going to support wireless charging.

This feature has been widely talked about, ever since Apple showcased its AirPower wireless charging pad for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods last year.

When asked about the possibility of OnePlus offering wireless chargers, Lau said “they are working to make wireless charging as fast as its patented Dash charging”.

Also, adding this option is going to bump up the size of the device, which is not ideal for buyers, he said.

When you compare the OnePlus to high-end devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 – that sports a bigger battery, retains the headphone jack and manages to offer an IP rating, but at a steep cost – you see what the company manages to pull off at a much lower price point, which is why it sells big, even in a market like India.

The new OnePlus 6T is likely to come with Snapdragon 845 with 6/8GB RAM and a storage option of up to 256GB. It’ll be intriguing to see if the cameras get a big upgrade, which will have to match up to others in the segment.

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