For the longest time ever, OnePlus has held out on adopting wireless charging for its smartphones. According to the company’s CEO Pete Lau, he had previously called the technology “inferior” compared to wired charging, which we suppose to a certain extent is true, but at least they should give customers the option.
It looks like for the upcoming OnePlus 8, wireless charging could be a feature that they’ll be bringing to the table. This is according to reports in which it seems that OnePlus has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. The last time we saw a company join the WPC was Apple, where they later introduced wireless charging to its iPhones.
Based on this, it’s starting to look more and more likely that the OnePlus 8 could finally be adopting the feature. This is actually not the first time that we’re hearing such rumors. Earlier this month, a post on Twitter hinted that the OnePlus 8 could feature wireless charging, and if anything, this new report corroborates it.
We’re not sure if OnePlus has made any tweaks to the wireless charging capabilities, but it should at the very least function like most other wireless charging devices. We also imagine that the wireless charging pad will be an optional accessory that will be sold separately.
Source: XDA Developers