The OnePlus 7, a highly expected smartphone that could be released in 2019, may not offer the wireless charging functionality after all. Even without the wireless charging feature, the OnePlus 7 could still be a premium smartphone.
Now, as per a Cnet report, that quotes OnePlus CEO Pete Lau who reportedly is of the belief about wireless charging not adding value to OnePlus’ current smartphone charging technology scheme of things. This means that the OnePlus 7 would still have the usual wires that are now showing signs of staying for an extended period of time.
Pete Lau, also stated to Cnet, that to charge a OnePlus device through wireless charging, users may have to spend greater amount of time and power (in case charged via a wireless charging pad) when compared to that of wired charging. Here the aspect of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and related technology aspects come to the fore as these allow for quicker charging in lesser time.
As far as competition is concerned, brands such as Samsung - with its Galaxy S10, and Apple - through its iPhone X, have showcased wireless charging functionality. However, future OnePlus devices after the OnePlus 7 could indeed come offering users with wireless charging capabilities; once this technology gets wider mainstream acceptance and recognition.
For now, OnePlus has also managed to capture eyeballs of technology enthusiasts through the OnePlus 5G smartphone prototype which could also start commercially in economies such as the United Kingdom (UK) at an unknown point of time in the future. This 5G-enabled phone is driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC in tandem with a Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
In summary, OnePlus loyalists would come under no harm to expect multiple innovations from the China-based company this year. With 5G now being the next trend as far as communication is concerned, there could be a flurry of eye-catchy hardware products even if they are restricted to prototypes for the time being.