“We believe that Warp Charge 30T offers the best charging solution for real-world usage,” Lau is quoted as saying. “You can charge the phone at 23% faster speeds, even while using the device.”
We clarified this claim with OnePlus representatives, who confirmed that the OnePlus 7T will have a 23% boost to charging speed (not charging power) compared to the OnePlus 7 Pro. Lau told Techradar that Warp Charge 30T delivers 30W charging, much like the OnePlus 7 Pro’s Warp Charge tech.
This charging time improvement suggests that the OnePlus 7T will have more charging optimizations and a smaller battery than the OnePlus 7 Pro, as they’re packing roughly similar charging speeds.
Don’t expect wireless charging on OnePlus 7T
Hoping for wireless charging this time? Well, not this year. “Wireless charging doesn’t currently offer the fast experience that we are comfortable adding to our devices,” Lau reportedly said.
It’s a little disappointing but not surprising that wireless charging isn’t available on OnePlus phones yet. We’ve seen Samsung and Huawei offer 18W wireless charging or higher, while OnePlus sister company Oppo has also just announced 30W wireless charging.
OnePlus has held out on IP ratings for the longest time, citing increased costs that would be passed on to consumers. So it’s reasonable to assume that they’re holding out on wireless charging for the same reason.
OnePlus won’t be the only phone with fast wired charging in 2019 though, as Huawei’s recent flagships all offer 40W charging, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus delivers 45W charging with an optional adapter. Oppo has also announced 65W charging for its upcoming Reno Ace, so OnePlus will need to step its game up next year.