OnePlus released the OnePlus Ace last month. The device arrived as an updated Realme GT Neo 3 with exactly the same specifications, but with some modifications. The device had a new Dimensity 8100-MAX branch with minor modifications for performance and a completely new design. This handset was also released in India as OnePlus 10R. Now, a few weeks after its release, OnePlus is preparing the ground for a new variant called the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition. According to some References, this will be a more affordable variant, although the name suggests something faster. It will still be faster than the vast majority of mid-range devices on the market with the Dimensity 8100.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition – A cost-effective flagship
The OnePlus Ace Raging Edition will be released on May 17. Prior to its release, the device had just passed through the Geekbench reference database. The registration confirms that the device will pack the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC. Note that this is the vanilla variant, however, at this time there is no way to confirm it. The chipset has a 5 nm architecture with four ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.85 GHz plus six ARM Cortex-A55 cores. There is a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU that takes care of gaming and graphics tasks. In Geekbench 5, the device appeared with model number PGZ110. Achieves 868 points in the Single-Core section and 3,505 points in the multi-core tasks. This may not come as a big surprise, but the device runs Android 12, which means OxygenOS 12 at the top.
OnePlus has also revealed some renders that confirm the device of the phone. The official listing on the OnePlus China website confirms that the upcoming Ace smartphone will be blue and gray. It will also have the usual triple camera setting. It will feature a 64 MP main camera. We expect the other sensors to be an 8 MP wide-angle snapper and a 2 MP shooter for macro or depth detection.
If performance is top notch with the Dimensity 8100, how could OnePlus make this device cheaper? The answer lies in the details. Obviously, the phone will be available with an LCD screen, unlike its sibling with OLED. Anyway, this screen will still have Full HD + resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone will also come with a battery of at least 4,500 mAh. Fast charging will most likely be between 65W and 80W. We expect more details to emerge in the coming days as traffic approaches.
The device could either be a huge success or a pointless failure. It all depends on the price. It is worth noting that the phone comes with a gray variant with a texture that is quite similar to old OnePlus phones with a Sandstone finish.