A top-tier midrange smartphone?
The OnePlus Ace is now available in China. If you’re a user excited about this phone but learned it is available in China only, don’t fret, the phone will also come to us global users under the name “OnePlus 10R”
the new OnePlus phone brings a new design that is unfamiliar to other OnePlus phones. The camera arrangement reminds us of the Xiaomi 12 Pro but the stripe design below it is something new for the company. Its main highlights are its chipset and the 50mp Sony IMX766 camera with OIS. The phone is a rebranded Realme GT3 Neo which isn’t a surprise since OnePlus settled and has since become another BBK brand.
Starting with the display, it lacks a notification slider, a feature that has been present in every OnePlus phone since the OnePlus One. Another peculiarity is the centered punch hole for its 16mp camera since the company normally releases phones with the camera at the corner. The display is a 6.7in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate.
The main camera is a 50MP Sony IMX766 camera with OIS joined by an 8mp ultrawide and the useless 2mp macro.
As mentioned in the title, the phone delivers the Dimensity 8100-Max which is customized to cater to OnePlus. This processor is a small downgrade over the Dimensity 9000, a flagship chipset known for aggressively defeating OnePlus and the first to reach 1 million points over AnTuTu, a 200K difference over the previous record holder, the Snapdragon 888+. As with their customized Dimensity 1200, the Max version has improved AI capabilities. This is paired with 8 or 12GB RAM and either 128, 256, or 512GB internal storage.
There’s a 4500mAh battery as anticipated from the rumor mill along with 150W fast charging (Oppo SuperVOOC). It also has a built-in cooling system which regulate heat. OnePlus says it can retain 80% battery health even after 1,600 charge cycles. Batteries depreciate naturally, so if you’re worried about your battery suddenly not performing as it used to, don’t. It’s just a natural life process for batteries.
The software side is Oppo’s ColorOS 12.1 but the global version would run OxygenOS instead.
It has two colours, black and blue. It starts at CNY 2,499 (~Php 20K) for the 8/128 version all the way to CNY 3,499 (~Php 28K) for the 12/512 version. The phone has since been available for pre-orders and regular purchases.
- 6.8in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling rate.
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Mediatek Dimensity 8100-Max (TSMC 5nm)
- 50mp (main), f/1.8, Sony IMX766, OIS
- 8mp (ultrawide), f/2.2, Sony IMX355
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4, GalaxyCore GC02M1
- FRONT: 16mp (main), f/2.4, Samsung S5K3P9
- 4500mAh, 150W Fast charging
- ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12
- Dual-Mic, Stereo Speakers, no 3.5mm jack, USB-C
- 5G services, Wi-Fi 6, Dual Nano-SIM, Bluetooth 5.2
- Black, Blue
- 8/128: CNY 2,499 (~Php 20K)
- 8/256: CNY 2,699 (~Php 21.6K)
- 12/256: CNY 2,999 (~Php 24K)
- 12/512: CNY 3,499 (~Php 28K)