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The new OnePlus Ace is a midranger that does not disappoint

OnePlus Ace

"Ace" is the newest venture of OnePlus, and the first smartphone in the series is simply called that. Quite simple actually. It has all you can expect in an upper midranger and still cost far lesser than most phones within its range.

It's sleek, having frosted glass back and scratch-resistant front glass protecting its display. OnePlus used Full HD+ AMOLED display panel for the device that can refresh at 120Hz. The peak brightness of the display is 950 nits, which is not that bad, although there brighter ones out there.

Powering it is a custom MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max 5nm processor clocked at 2.85GHz, which should able to run nearly anything that is thrown at it (with few exceptions). Up to 12GB RAM is included, and up to 512GB internal storage comes installed. No microSD slot, however.

The OnePlus Ace hosted triple cameras on its rear camera island, and a single selfie camera at the front inside the punch-hole located at the top of the screen. 4K video recording is supported, and it can also record slow-mo video.

The device runs Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1 for the Chinese version (the global version is expected to be launch in few days time in India and it is expected to run OxygenOS 12). Added functionalities include in-display fingerprint sensor, dual stereo speakers, and dual SIM slot.

It is fuelled by a 4,500mAh battery with 150W fast charging support. The fast charger included can charge the phone from 0% to 50% in five minutes.

OnePlus Ace Specifications

  • Screen: 6.7-inch AMOLED with FHD+ (2412x1080) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 950 nits brightness
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max 5nm
  • GPU: Mali-G510 MC6
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB (LPDDR5)
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP (Sony IMX766), f/1.9 aperture, LED flash; 8MP (Sony IMX355) ultra-wide angle (119°) lens with f/2.2 aperture; 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP (Samsung S5K3P9SP), f/2.4 aperture
  • Audio: USB-C Audio, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS dual band (L1+L5)/GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Dimensions: 163.3×75.5×8.2mm
  • Weight: 186 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 150W SuperVOOC fast charging
  • Color(s): Black, Blue

Pricing

OnePlus Ace 8GB/128GB -> CN¥2499 (US$392)
OnePlus Ace 8GB/256GB -> CN¥2699 (US$418)
OnePlus Ace 12GB/256GB -> CN¥2999 (US$464)
OnePlus Ace 12GB/512GB -> CN¥3499 (US$542)

Sales will begin in China on April 26th. It is expected to launch as OnePlus 10R in India next week.




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