OnePlus is one such company which always listens to its users and always tries to bring something new with every iteration of smartphones. The OnePlus 6T is right around the corner and the company’s CEO, Pete Lau, sat with CNET to discuss about the phone and the company’s future plans. In the process, he confirmed that the upcoming 6T would not feature wireless charging as OnePlus is ‘working hard’ on the technology. According to Pete Lau, OnePlus will make use of wireless charging technology only when it can offer charging speeds as fast as its current wired technology- Dash Charge. So it might take a while for the brand to embed the futuristic technology inside a smartphone.
OnePlus Wants to Deliver the Best User Experience
OnePlus always relies on the feedback it receives from its Community. But several OnePlus fans have been asking for wireless charging feature since the day OnePlus 6 released, but OnePlus is not incorporating it in the upcoming OnePlus 6T. The Chinese smartphone maker says it will not use a technology just for the sake of name as it wants to deliver the best user experience. The OnePlus 6 featured a glass back and the OnePlus 6T will also have the same, which irked many users as manufacturers can only add wireless charging through the glass.
OnePlus 5T Was Supposed to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Another area where OnePlus compromised is in the fingerprint scanner section. OnePlus always likes to offer front-mounted biometric sensors, but with the industry moving towards 18:9 displays, OnePlus had to place the scanner on the rear side below the camera module. It happened with the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6, but with the OnePlus 6T, the company is going back to its favourite position, thanks to the in-display fingerprint scanning technology.
Pete Lau, speaking with CNET, stated that the company tried to make use of in-display fingerprint scanning technology back on the OnePlus 5T itself. However, they moved against it as the technology was still in nascent stages and was very slow in unlocking the phone too.
Over the last few months, we have seen the in-display fingerprint technology evolving and OnePlus is adding it to the OnePlus 6T believing it’s faster enough in unlocking the phone. Notably, OnePlus is embedding this technology way ahead of brands such as Apple, Samsung and Google.
OnePlus 6T to Sport a Bigger Battery
OnePlus has removed the 3.5mm headphone jack on the 6T and already launching OnePlus Type-C Bullets earphones at Rs 1,490 in India. Since the day it announced the removal of the ubiquitous headphone jack, top employees at OnePlus are touting a better battery life on the phone. According to a leaked image of OnePlus 6T’s retail box, it will sport a larger 3700mAh battery along with Dash Charge technology.
OnePlus Might Hike the Price of 6T
Another hint given by Pete Lau during the interaction with CNET is regarding the price of the OnePlus 6T. He termed that OnePlus always wants to keep its price bare minimum than competitors such as Samsung, Apple. The same will continue this year too, but with the 6T, we might see a spike in the price compared to the OnePlus 6. As OnePlus always terms, the component prices in the industry are going upwards with every passing year and so does the pricing of OnePlus phones. In the US, the OnePlus 6T could retail for around $559 for the base variant and in India, it might be available for Rs 36,999. Notably, OnePlus did not hike the price of OnePlus 5T when compared to OnePlus 5.