THE OnePlus 5T leaked image shows a display with very thin/no bezels Image: Twitter
Chinese smartphone makers OnePlus is expected to rectify a lot of their current flagship- the OnePlus 5's shortcomings in the OnePlus 5T, which is scheduled for release in New York on November 16 but one anticipated flagship feature the OP5T will be missing is wireless charging and the company's CEO Pete Lau has his own reasons for giving it a miss.
Lau in a forum post on the OP (OnePlus) website, wrote, “Wireless charging requires you to keep your device perfectly aligned on the pad to get the advertised charging rates and energy efficiency. Some of the best wireless charging pads market the theoretical potential of 15 watts of power, but that’s only if you position your phone correctly. Wirelessly charging more than one device at a time further divides that number, leading to even slower charging per device.”
“You can’t pick up your phone to game or take a photo while charging. Given present-day infrastructures, wireless charging brings more limitations than freedom. Wireless charging pads, cases, tables, and lamps – these all add up if you want to charge on the go or outfit your home for true convenience, creating constraints for the user,” he added to the note.
However, the phone will have wired 'Dash Charging' capabilites.
One area the OnePlus is almost surely to score over its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, is on the screen area. It is expected to sport a 6.01-inch bezelless display with 1080x2160 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, which was missing in the OnePlus 5. The OP5 sported a 1080x1920 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio.
The camera is also likely to get a bump from the OnePlus 5 and has been tipped to pack a 20MP front and dual rear camera sensors. The 5T will reportedly come with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC which powers the original OnePlus 5 and may have similar 6GB and 8GB variants.
Lau had earlier hinted that the 5T's price won't differ too much from the OnePlus 5, which retails for Rs 32,999 for the 6GB version and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB variant. One more feature confirmed for the 5T is the presence of a 3.5mm audio jack, which has been ditched in a number of recent releases, including the Apple iPhones.
The much-anticipated smartphone will go up for its first flash sale in India and certain other regions as early as November 21, with the regular sales expected to start from November 28.