OnePlus confirms the OnePlus 8 Pro supports 30W wireless charging, renders of charger leak
It’s no mystery that OnePlus will be announcing its next flagship series soon. The company has been talking about the OnePlus 8 series and we’ve seen several leaked renders of the devices already. One of the rumors about the OnePlus 8 Pro has been wireless charging, a feature the company has notoriously ignored. OnePlus has now confirmed the feature will be included.
People have been wanting OnePlus to include wireless charging for years. At this point, wireless charging has been a basic feature in other high-end devices for quite a while. OnePlus, however, has always maintained that wireless charging wasn’t up to the standards of wired Warp Charging. They’ve been working to make wireless charging a product they can be “proud of” and they’ve apparently achieved that with Warp Charge 30 Wireless.
Warp Charge 30 Wireless, as the name implies, is a wireless charger that can charge with a peak output up to 30W. OnePlus says it can charge a device from 1-50% in 30 minutes. One of the things that makes wireless charging slower than wired is the inefficient power transfer. OnePlus claims its isolated charge pump ensures 97% charging efficiency. The charge pump can also act as a kill switch and deactivate charging if abnormal currents and voltages are detected.
OnePlus is also using a customized chip in the OnePlus 8 Pro for communication between the phone and wireless charger. The chip allows the phone and charger to work together to maintain fast and stable speeds. The phone will also be compatible with Qi wireless chargers, but obviously not at the same 30W speeds. It’s compatible with all 5W and 10W EPP Qi chargers.
In the post about the charging technology, OnePlus teased the charger with an outline of the actual device. Thanks to @evleaks, we now have leaked renders of the Warp Charge 30 Wireless. Unsurprisingly, it looks pretty bulky. The charger is white with a metallic trim around the edges. The front appears to have an LED indicator light and the back has a large vent of some sort. It also looks to have a proprietary cable connection. On the phone itself, we can see that “Warp” wireless charging will be indicated on the screen.
We’re glad to see the OnePlus 8 Pro will finally have wireless charging. Even if you won’t be taking advantage of OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger, it’s still a nice option to have.