The OnePlus 8T isn’t expected until late 2020, but we may have a strong contender for the headline feature; super fast charging the likes of which we’ve never seen.
According to reports, the company is planning to introduce a Super Warp Charge feature that will replenish a phone at an astonishing 65W. Considering the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro operate at 30W, the sequel phone could, theoretically charge twice as fast as the current-gen OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro models.
The tip comes from developer Lavin Amarnani, who spotted a reference to the speeds within the Android 11 beta which OnePlus released for its latest phones late last week.
<string name=”swrap_charger_test”>Super Wrap Charger</string>
<string name=”fastcharger_swrap”>65W Fast Charge</string>
Considering the company has just had a 65W charger certified and the firm’s sister company Oppo has also showcased similar technology, we’d suggest this feature is highly likely to arrive in the OnePlus 8T range.
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The current models offer Warp Charge 30 that charges the battery by 50% in just 20-25 minutes and a full charge in an hour. The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro’s headline charging feature was all about the addition of wireless charging, something fans of the range have requested for years. The company’s branded wireless chargers, which cost £69, also offer 30W charging.
Our reviewer Max Parker surmised: “While the overall update isn’t huge, this is an excellent Android phone with one of my favourite displays out there, software that might just be better than Googles and a very respectable camera. The addition of highly-requested features like Qi charging and an IP rating is also welcome, especially as OnePlus has held out against adding them for so long.”