“OnePlus has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which suggests the upcoming OnePlus 8 could come with wireless charging support”
Last year, the first renders of the upcoming OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones were leaked. Alongside the leaked render, news surrounding the devices potentially making use of wireless charging had also popped up on the internet. Wireless charging is something that OnePlus has so far deprived its fans of. As per OnePlus, wireless charging is ‘not as fast as the traditional wired charging,’ and it does not make sense to integrate this feature into its smartphones. Lately, we have seen the companies coming up with wireless charging technologies that are even faster than several wired charging technologies available in the market. This, on top of the current market pressure, might have led OnePlus to change its conventional ideology, and we may finally see wireless charging as a feature with the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones.
The theory gets more weightage with a recent development. As per a report, OnePlus has finally become a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Just in case you are unaware, for a company to launch a product with support for wireless charging, it has to be a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, and, so far, OnePlus was not a member. OnePlus is now a “full member” of the organization, which further confirms that the OnePlus 8 series could come with support for wireless charging.
Upon inspection, we could not locate any OnePlus product being listed on the WPC product database, so far. We could, however, spot the upcoming Realme Wireless Charger with 5W charging capacity. We can very well expect the OnePlus 8 series alongside the company’s in-house wireless charger to appear on the database in the coming times.
As far as the specifications of the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro devices are concerned, both the devices will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset. The devices will have punch-hole displays. While the OnePlus 8 will have three cameras at the back, the OnePlus 8 Pro will have an added camera, making it four cameras in total.