We’ve heard murmurings for a while now that at least one device in the OnePlus 8 series is getting wireless charging . Now, the Chinese brand has indeed revealed that the technology is coming to the series, calling it Warp Charge (Wireless.) In a community post announcing the feature, OnePlus confirmed that it previously investigated wireless charging. But the firm explained that it “did not meet the same standards” as its wired fast charging solution.
“So now, with the release of the OnePlus 8 Series, we are excited to announce the first Warp Charge (Wireless, ”a company representative wrote.
How does Warp Charge (Wireless work?)
OnePlus says Warp Charge Wireless offers charging speeds of up to W, adding that it’s capable of taking your device from 1% to (% in) minutes.
The company claimed it’s using the mobile industry’s “first isolated charge pump” to delive r wireless charging that’s 97% efficient. But this pump is supposedly safer too, as it stops charging when it detects abnormal currents and voltages. OnePlus adds that the charger is able to communicate with the phone via a special chip to improve efficiency as well.
Wireless charging has been around for roughly a decade now, with Palm’s smartphones offering Touchstone charging back in . It’s been almost a decade since then, and it’s now possible to find the tech on most…
Fortunately, OnePlus says those wanting to use third-party Qi charging pads can do so too – albeit at a minimum speed of 5W.
“On top of that, if you are using a Qi wireless charger that supports a 20 W EPP standard, you’ll be able to get W charging speeds for your OnePlus phone, ”the brand explains.
News of the wireless charger comes a short time after serial leaker Evan Blass posted images showing an apparent wireless charging dock for the OnePlus 8 series. It’s believed that the OnePlus 8 Pro is the only device to offer wireless charging, while the regular OnePlus 8 is tipped to arrive with wired charging only.
Other officially confirmed OnePlus 8 series details include a (hz) (refresh rate) (presumably for the Pro variant), a Snapdragon processor , 5G , UFS 3.0 storage, and LPDDR5 RAM. Will the upgraded spec sheet be enough to entice OnePlus 7T series owners? We’ll have to wait until April to get all the OnePlus 8 series details.