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OnePlus confirms an upgrade to 65W Warp Charging in the upcoming 8T

OnePlus unveils Warp Charge 65. (Source: OnePlus)
OnePlus unveils Warp Charge 65. (Source: OnePlus)
Several leaks have painted the OnePlus 8T as a flat-screen refresh of the existing 8 flagship series. Now, it has released a new preview post to its community website revealing that it will get the next generation of this OEM's in-house Warp Charge USB type C charging standard. This system will use dual cells to allow the battery in question to attain full capacity in an estimated 39 minutes.

OnePlus has already validated leaks to the effect that its upcoming 8T smartphone will have a flat screen, which is to be graced with a 120 hertz (Hz) refresh rate to boot. Now, it has introduced Warp Charge 65, which will keep this upcoming display on.

Warp Charge is this OEM's proprietary system that unlocks reduced wired power-up times when using a OnePlus phone with its own branded wall-warts and cables. It also tends to have atypical rates compared to standards such as Power Delivery: for example, Warp Charge 30 goes at a maximum of 5W/6A (or 30 watts (W)). 

OnePlus did not mention its 65W successor's exact power parameters in its new official community post; however, it did reveal that it works thanks to a "twin-cell" set-up (as hinted at in an earlier teaser (best viewed on a phone)) that adds up to a total capacity of 4500mAh.

The Warp Charge 65 power brick is also rated for PD charging (albeit of just 45W), meaning phones from other OEMs can also use it safely. OnePlus also notes that it has added "an additional encryption chip to the charger and cable and 12 temperature sensors in the [8T]". These may manage concerns related to the risk of excessive heat as the accessory stays plugged in over time.

This compound battery is rated to charge to 58% in just about 15 minutes, or 100% in about 39 minutes. OnePlus refers to this as a total overhaul of its charging system for the 8T; however, it is eerily reminiscent of Realme's SuperDART system, which also employs dual cells and has a maximum rate of 65W.

It would make sense, as the 2 smartphone brands did start off under the same BBK Electronics umbrella, after all. In any case, the OnePlus 8T, faster charging speeds and all, is set to launch on October 14, 2020.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-24 (Update: 2020-09-24)