However, with the OnePlus 8 series, it seems that the five-year-old company has managed to create a wireless charging system that has enough of the speed benefits of wired charging to be worthy of inclusion. In a blog post detailing the benefits of its new wireless charging system, OnePlus says it will operate at 30W.
For comparison, that is much faster than the wireless charging systems you’ll find on rival Samsung smartphones or iPhone models. At full speed, OnePlus’ system will be able to recharge 50 percent of the battery in 30 minutes. That’s the same speed that you’ll get with the 18W wired charger and USB-C cable in the box with the Apple iPhone 11 Pro. So, that’s pretty impressive given the speed tax you’ll usually have to pay for opting for wireless charging.
The super-speedy wireless charging system will only be available on the top-end model in the OnePlus 8 Series, the company has confirmed. This model will be known as the OnePlus 8 Pro and will follow in the footsteps of the likes of the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro.