The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oneplus, announced that the OnePlus 8 Pro will be getting wireless charging. Previously, the company has not used such technology. OnePlus certainly has its own reasons. According to its CEO, Pete Lau, the reason is charging a smartphone using a wireless charger is very slow.
OnePlus 8 Pro : Warp Charge 30 Wireless
But 2020 will be a different year. Their flagship, OnePlus 8 Pro will equip with wireless charging support. Oneplus calls the charging technology Warp Charge 30 Wireless. Those speeds are higher than The Galaxy S20 series tops out at 15W. According to OnePlus, 8 Pro should be able to charge wirelessly from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes. This is a very good value for wireless charging.
OnePlus claims Warp Charge 30 Wireless is the result of 3 years of research from their team. This technology utilizes something called an ‘isolated charge pump’ to increase efficiency and also features a Warp chipset in the charger and cellphone to regulate the amount of current and voltage delivered.
According to its own statements, Oneplus achieves such a short charging time through a minimal loss of heat that occurs during charging. The charging efficiency should be 97 percent. If abnormal charging currents occur during the charging process, the special charger developed by Oneplus switches off automatically.
Keep in mind, to enjoy that much power from a wireless charger, users must use a default charger from OnePlus. Unfortunetaly the charger not necessarily included in the sales package because it will increase the selling price.
OnePlus 8 Series also compatible with Qi
However, the OnePlus 8 series should not only be compatible with the Oneplus wireless charger. Conventional Qi charging stations that charge with 5 or 10 watts can also use. It is unclear whether the Oneplus charging station is compatible with other smartphones.
The new Oneplus 8 series is scheduled to launch on April 14, one day after OPPO Reno Ace 2 was launched. The rendering image has leaked on the internet. OnePlus 8 Pro features a 120 Hz screen, Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 5G connectivity.