In an interview last week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau told me that his next so-called “ultraflagship” phone — which we all know will be the OnePlus 8 Pro — will indeed support wireless charging. It will be a first for a OnePlus phone and it sounds like it will be impressive, able to charge up a phone by 50 percent in just thirty minutes.
At its peak speed, OnePlus’ wireless charging system will operate at 30W, significantly faster than the usual wireless charging available for Samsung phones or iPhones. Other Chinese manufacturers are also making fast wireless chargers. Xiaomi has released a 30W wireless charging stand. Oppo — which has a relationship with OnePlus — is expected to announce a phone with 40W wireless charging the day before the OnePlus 8 Pro is announced.