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OnePlus 8T's 65W Warp Charge tech fully charges the battery in 39 minutes

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OnePlus 8 Pro (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 8T will feature 65W wired charging.
  • Dubbed Warp Charge 65, the new tech will be able to fully charge the 4500mAh battery in just 39 minutes.
  • OnePlus is updating the wall charger with a USB-C port, and the charger doubles up as a 45W USB PD charger that works with other devices.
  • OnePlus 8T will be up for pre-booking from September 25.

OnePlus teased earlier this week that the upcoming OnePlus 8T will offer a revolutionary feature never before seen on the company's phones, and we now know what that is thanks to a new announcement. The OnePlus 8T will be the first OnePlus phone to offer 65W wired charging, with OnePlus introducing the Warp Charge 65 standard.

Warp Charge 65 is twice as fast as the current Warp Charge 30T standard, with OnePlus noting that the tech can fully charge a 4500mAh battery in just 39 minutes, delivering up to a 58% charge in 15 minutes. That's exciting in and of itself, and it's good to see that the OnePlus 8T has a 4500mAh battery. To facilitate 65W charging, the OnePlus 8T will feature a twin battery system — similar to OPPO phones like the Find X2 series — with both batteries charging at over 30W.

From OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau:

Charging should be quick and simple to help make your digital life as burdenless as possible.With OnePlus' focus on delivering a fast and smooth flagship experience, we changed our approach to fast charging with the OnePlus 8T 5G. Our new Warp Charge 65 technology will continue to transform the way people think about charging.

OnePlus is making a few key changes to the Warp Charge 65 power adapter to allow more compatibility for other devices. To that effect, the wall plug will feature a USB-C port — with OnePlus finally ditching the USB-A port — and it also doubles as a 45W USB PD charger, allowing you to use it to charge notebooks and other phones.

The OnePlus 8T is launching on October 14, and pre-orders for the device will be going up in India starting September 25.

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

6 Comments
  • This can't be good for the battery long term. My laptop has a 65 watt charger to power up both batteries. Within a year, that battery will degrade rapidly.
  • Charge the battery in a flash, and destroy your battery just as fast, and buy a new phone even faster!
  • I really don't care about ultrafast, as others have said that won't be great for the battery. I want convenience, which for me means wireless.
  • I guess the three people above me didn't read past the headline or the power points.
  • I think work charge 30 is just fine charges to 100% about an hour. this is the game ridiculous we don't need something that charges our phone in like 40 minutes
  • For those that don't read, the batteries (yes two, that make up the 4500 battery) charge at the same 30w as the other OnePlus phones. So no it won't destroy your battery any faster then before.