Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

OnePlus 6T Won't Have Wireless Charging or an IP Rating

OnePlus 6T Won't Have Wireless Charging or an IP Rating

OnePlus is branding this new way of unlocking the phone as "Screen Unlock" and Lau sounds confident in saying that, "after you experience the Screen Unlock you'll fall in love with it". Despite the huge demand from users, OnePlus has taken a "tough" decision to remove headphone jack. "[You'll] realize that it's the experience that you wanted". We also know what features it will pack, but this time around, we are getting our first official look at the entirety of the device.

Since the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the front, there is only dual-camera with LED flash on the back, just above the OnePlus logo in the centre.

OnePlus devices have been pretty solid in the battery department and OnePlus also has their proprietary Dash-Charging technology. Lau would not confirm the price estimate, but he said that Screen Unlock "is something very new and there's a definite cost required for that new technology", adding that "it's not cheap".

Though there is no sign of the in-screen fingerprint sensor, we are sure it is hidden beneath the display and will light up at the base only when the user picks the phone to use it similar to how Vivo V11 Pro works [image below]. The other reason for the removal is to make space fo the in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Thanks to a bevy of leaks, and the announcements made by the company itself, a lot is already known about the OnePlus 6T.

"When we get to the day that the wireless charging can get up to speed without the implication of heat that we expect, then I believe we can integrate the technology", he said.

Lau also confirmed there will be no wireless charging on the 6T.

- There are rumours that the Oneplus 6T will come with IP-rating and hence will be water and dust proof.

And while some customers look for an IP rating when searching for their new phone, something like IP68-rated for water and dust resistance, OnePlus says it's not worth the costs to go through the full IP certification. That's because the parts that OnePlus won't change concern the hardware.

OnePlus has been releasing a bunch of teasers for the upcoming OnePlus 6T on twitter. It did so with the OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5T and now again with a OnePlus 6T.

OnePlus is mere weeks away from unveiling its next flagship smartphone, the mid-cycle OnePlus 6T.

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