OnePlus turned a new page in history today with the brand new OnePlus Ace smartphone. The first of its kind in the new series, OP Ace was announced in China with a slightly customized Dimensity 8100 Max chipset, 120Hz AMOLED screen and blazing fast 150W charging – giving you a 50% charge in 5 minutes. These specs might sound familiar and there’s a good reason, OnePlus Ace shares plenty of similarities with Realme GT Neo3 – the two companies are under the BBK wing.
OnePlus Ace brings a few not-so-common design features for a OnePlus phone. It has a centered hole punch for its 16MP selfie cam – a first for the brand as past OP phones relied on corner cutouts. There’s no alert slider which has been a staple for the brand since its inception. The AMOLED display sports a 6.7-inch diagonal with FHD+ resolution as well as the aforementioned 120Hz refresh rate.
There’s a 50MP main cam with OIS around the back, joined by an 8MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP macro cam.
MediaTek’s Dimenisty 8100 Max sits at the helm aided by 8/12GB RAM and up to 512GB of storage. OnePlus didn’t explicitly say what the Max has over the regular Dimensity 8100 apart from improved AI capabilites but we’ll make sure to inform you once more info emerges.
The phone comes with a 4,500 mAh dual-cell battery with 150W SuperVOOC fast charging. OnePlus implemented several battery protective measures which regulate heat and claims the phone should retain over 80% of its battery capacity after 1,600 full charge cycles. Android 12 with ColorOS 12.1 on top covers the software side.
OnePlus Ace will be available in black and blue colors. The baseline 8/128GB model will sell for CNY 2,499 ($388). There’s an 8/256GB model going for CNY 2,699 ($420) as well as 12/256GB tier for CNY 2,999 ($465) and a top of the line 12/512GB model for CNY 3,499 ($543).
Open sales in China go live on April 26. OnePlus Ace is expected to make its international debut in India as the OnePlus 10R on April 28.