According to the company co-founder, more than 50 percent of OnePlus owners are already using wireless headphones - and that was before the company launched its Bullets Wireless headphones. We're not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is.
While Apple wasn't the first company to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from its smartphone lineup, it certainly made the move "popular" for smartphone manufacturers. Pei noted that removing the 3.5mm jack will allow the company to add "more new technology" in the next smartphone that OnePlus will launch in the market.
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"Our original goal with the Type-C Bullets was to bring the audio standards of the Bullets V2 to a pair of Type-C earphones".
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei shared the news with TechRadar, saying that the timing is right because their data shows that 59% of the OnePlus community already owns wireless headphones of some kind. He also said that the OnePlus 6T will have better battery life, an improvement that will be "substantial enough for users to realize".
All of these features are said to be packed into the OnePlus 6T for $569 (£440), however this price point, like the other unverified rumours throughout this article, should be taken with a pinch of salt. Besides, the fingerprint scanner isn't available on the back or front of the phone, because the 6T has been confirmed to come with in-display fingerprint scanner. This handset's display is only 0.1 inches larger, and that much more screen estate shouldn't dent battery life that much. That's not insignificant, especially since OnePlus has spent years ribbing the competition over ditching it while their phones have had a 3.5mm port all of the way through their last release, the OnePlus 6. If not in other cases, users will definitely miss the jack when you have to plug in your headphones and the charger at the same time while playing games or streaming online.