Reputed tipster Max J recently shared an image of a smartphone charging on a mat wirelessly. The picture was captioned ‘charge like a pro.’ Interestingly, the phone in the image exactly matches the leaked renders of the OnePlus 8Pro. The punch-hole design, the placement of the volume and power buttons, and the signature alert slider are all there, which suggests that the upcoming OnePlus phone will support wireless charging technology.
If the image is accurate, the OnePlus 8Pro will be the first OnePlus smartphone to come with wireless charging support. OnePlus has always avoided using wireless charging technology since the charging speed is inferior when compared to wired charging, and wireless charging also has overheating issues. The Shenzhen-based tech giant seems to have mastered the technology and ironed out all the concerns and is finally gearing up to enable wireless charging on its phones, starting with the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Wireless charging support
With the wireless charging support, the flagship killer phone series will become more competitive against high-end $1,000 handsets. According to tip-offs and leaked renders, the OnePlus 8Pro will feature a quad-lens rear camera, a built-in MEMC chip for content upscaling, a 120Hz 2K AMOLED screen, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The phone will swank a flagship-tier Snapdragon 865 processor, and will presumably feature 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. If the company sticks to its bi-annual release cycle, we shall see the OnePlus 8 series launch sometime around May-June.