OnePlus believes that things are close to returning to normal or at least the new kind that we will have to live with for years to come. And as part of their optimistic plans, they are installing charging stations at some of India’s airports. An update to OxygenOS brings a new service called Charging Station Nearby that will alert you when one of those stations is close to where you are. The charging stations also support WARP Charge 30 fast charging for those who are in a hurry and have devices that support it.
Charging stations that are located at select airports in India have beacons built into them, so your OnePlus device will identify when there is a nearby. You will receive a notification when you are near a station and it will even tell you how far it is from you and how you can get to it. If you stay at the airport for some time and don’t need to charge your device, you can silence it for 6 hours.
And since you’re probably in a hurry or going somewhere when you’re in an airport, the charging stations support WARP Charge 30 fast charging. It has USB ports where you can insert your red OnePlus cables. But if you prefer to charge the “old” way, there will still be three-pin plug points. There was no mention of what will happen if smartphones from other OEMs plug in there.
They have already installed the charging stations at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore and will soon do the same at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. They plan to add more in other cities in India, but did not mention whether they will expand to other countries as well.
They are deploying the notification service for charging stations incrementally to OnePlus devices. For now, only OP8, OP7 and Nord series devices and will be available on the OP6 soon.