This past week OnePlus revealed the OnePlus 6 and while it grabbed the attention of many, it was surprising to see that the phone doesn’t feature wireless charging — especially given its glass back.
The company made a big deal about its glass back and how it managed to create a device that felt and look like it had a matte metal finish but is actually made of glass.
But one of the main advantages of a glass back is wireless charging, so it’s weird that OnePlus didn’t include the function.
Just to clarify, wireless charging is the ability to charge a device by leaving it flat on a charging pad. While you cannot walk around with the product, you no longer have to fiddle with any wires.
OnePlus is not alone, though. Huawei also didn’t include wireless charging in its P20 series even though its device includes a glass back.
So why don’t companies include wireless charging?
OnePlus made the argument last year with the OnePlus 5T that its Dash wired charging exceeds the speeds of wireless charging methods.
This is possibly the reason again.
What’s more interesting, however, is whether people really want wireless charging. I personally use the Huawei P20 Pro and the Pixel 2 XL as my main drivers so I never use wireless chargers.
However, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup’s managing editor, has three wireless charging pads on his desk.
So while I personally don’t use wireless charging, we’re curious, do you use wireless charging? Also what do you think about the OnePlus 6 leaving out the feature?
Let us know in the comments below.