Rumors started swirling last October that the upcoming OnePlus 8 series might pack wireless charging, and more recent reports are beginning to confirm that the much-requested feature will be included in the company’s next phones. The latest voice to add its support behind the earlier leaks is @Samsung_News_ (also known as Max J. over at allaboutsamsung.de), whose track record throws a whole lot more confidence behind the rumor.
Charge like a pro. pic.twitter.com/Fqnkpsa0mT
— Max J. (@Samsung_News_) January 21, 2020
Max J. recently and independently confirmed the wireless charging rumors, originally leaked via OnLeaks last year. With two trustworthy sources now confirming the details, OnePlus’ former critics and glass-backed phone critics will likely have one less reason to dislike the OnePlus 8-series of devices.
Many smartphone enthusiasts are vocal in their dislike of glass where it isn’t required, mostly because it’s not as durable as other materials, like aluminum. However, some have seen it as a cost to be paid for the benefits of wireless charging, which requires RF-transparent materials like glass or plastic to work. OnePlus switched to a glass-backed design starting with the OnePlus 6, but in the two years since, the company has yet to give any of its phones the benefit of wireless charging, against our frequent and vocalcomplaints.