OnePlus has forever avoided including wireless charging on its phones, as it has been made clear that they don't necessarily want to offer an experience that is slower (or hotter) than superfast wired charging. To add it to a phone, they need a breakthrough or solution to bring the two closer together. They did that with the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro, which means we finally get wireless charging in a OnePlus phone.
During an interview with The Verge OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus 8 Pro is not only wirelessly charged, but also damn fast at 30W. According to their estimates, you could charge a OnePlus 8 Pro wirelessly from 1
In order to achieve these speeds, OnePlus had to create its own wireless charger with a cooling fan for this “Warp Charge 30 Wireless” function. It is proprietary so you can only see the 30 W speeds (20 V, 1.5 A) of this OnePlus charger. However, the phone supports the Qi standard, so you can charge other chargers wirelessly, but not as quickly (this seems to support 5W and 10W Qi).
If you're worried about how hot your phone could get from this level, OnePlus seems to think that all has worked. There are "insulated charging pumps" in the phone that take the juice out of the charger and make everything quieter again before it is sent to the battery. They also include a night mode that can be charged more slowly with less heat.
We still don't know how much this new charger will cost.
Okay, you've been complaining about the lack of wireless charging for years now. Are you happy?
- UPDATE : OnePlus posted details on the forums and provided a picture of the actual charger.
// The Verge