OnePlus smartphones have come with some form of quick charging since 2016 when OnePlus 3 and 3 T have been released with Dash Charge as one of their headlining features. Dash Charge provided 20W wired charging rates, which were quick at the moment. Over the years, other firms have tried to catch up and deliver much higher charging rates.It also launched Warp Charge 30, which took the charging speeds up to 30W, beginning with the OnePlus 6 T McLaren Edition and more generally with the OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s 2020, however, and 30W charging can hardly be called easy now. With the upcoming OnePlus 8 T, the company will launch Warp Charge 65, as planned.
As you might expect from its name, the Warp Charge 65 provides even quicker charging speeds than the Warp Charge 30 with up to 65W of power. How easy is it, exactly? The company is introducing the latest hardware with the slogan “Day Strength in 15 minutes” and promises that the OnePlus 8 T can charge up to 58 percent in just 15 minutes and up to 100 percent in just 35 minutes.
The business went to their forums to make the reveal, and they even posted a YouTube video that teased the latest charging system. CEO of the big giant, Pete Lau also shared some additional information about Warp Charge 65 with PCMag. One of the key details mentioned in the interview is that OnePlus 8 T will not support wireless charging like OnePlus 8 Pro, which OnePlus says would have required an increase in phone thickness to accommodate wireless charging coils and other security technology to make 30W wireless charging possible.
As you would imagine, the Warp Charge 65 is identical to the OPPO 65W SuperVOOC 2.0, which is used on products such as the OPPO Reno4 Pro and is a high-temperature and low-voltage charging solution. The OnePlus 8 T has a dual-cell battery configuration with a combined battery capacity of 4.500mAh and both batteries are charged at the same time. Charging two batteries instead of one at the same time makes it easier to potentially increase the charging speed without adding more burden on each battery. To keep charging secure, the brand claims that it has attached an encryption chip to the charger and cable as well as 12 temperature sensors on the phone so that the OnePlus 8 T can negotiate the correct voltage / current combination. In addition, the phone itself has a “new heat dissipation system” to maintain the charge temperature “at a reasonable pace.”
With the switch to Warp Charge 65, OnePlus is also updating the configuration of the charging adapter. The new charging adapter now comes with a USB-C plug; previously, Dash Charge and Warp Charge 30 power bricks had a USB-A port involving the use of OnePlus USB-A to USB-C cable. OnePlus claims that the new connector can charge other devices at up to 45W through the USB Power Distribution specification, while the 8 T itself can run at up to 27W through a separate converter (up from 15W on older models). The latest connector is also backward compatible with Dash Charge and Warp Charge 30, so you can use it to charge any older OnePlus smartphone you might have.