OnePlus is not known for its budget phone until recent years. Then again, the Nord and Nord N Series weren’t exactly budget. On a parallel development, OnePlus is not big in China even though it is a China-based company. But it looks like the Oppo-owned, BKK Electronics company is determined to change that too.

OnePlus Ace and Ace Race Edition Smartphones

In addition to the regular flagships, OnePlus has recently introduced its budget devices in China (the Nord series wasn’t available in China), the OnePlus Ace series. Wait a minute. Is OnePlus being handed with one of Oppo’s babies? It looks like Oppo has moved its Ace line to OnePlus.

Anyways, the Ace was revealed last month, and yesterday, China time, an even cheaper version known as “Race Edition” was revealed. Well, about that… While both the OnePlus Ace and OnePlus Ace Racing Edition appeared to be from the same series, the design of the phones was entirely different.

OnePlus Ace and Ace Race Edition Smartphones

The Ace has a la Apple 13 square off design while the Race Edition has more curves and rocks a seamless camera bump adopted by Oppo Find X3, and later Oppo Find X5 and Find N.

Price-wise, OnePlus Ace starts at 2,499 yuan which works out to be around 370 bucks. The Racing Edition is even more affordable, starting at 1,999 yuan, or about US$296. Now, those are truly affordable OnePlus that we may not have imagined being possible just a few years ago. Keep going to find a table of the key specs for the two devices.

OnePlus Ace and Ace Race Edition Smartphones
OnePlus Ace and Ace Race Edition Smartphones
 
OnePlus Ace
OnePlus Ace Race Edition
DisplayThe Basics:
6.7-inch
QHD+ (2,412 x 1,080 pixels, 394 ppi)
60/90/120 Hz Flexible OLED display
20:9 aspect ratio
Brightness: 500 nits (typical), 800 nits under sunlight
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5

Features:
Eye protection mode
Automatic and manual brightness adjustment
Screen color temperature adjustment
HDR video highlight mode
Dark mode
Screen refresh rate switching
The Basics:
6.59-inch
FHD+ (2,412 x 1,080 pixels, 401 ppi)
120 Hz LCD (LTPS) display
240 Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Brightness: 480 nits (typical), 600 nits under sunlight
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX
Up to 2.85GHz clock speed
Custom MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX

CPU process: TSMC 5 nm

Number of CPU cores: Octacore processor (4 x large cores + 4 x small cores), up to 2.85 GHz clock speed

GPU: ARM Odin MC6 850MHz

AI: APU 5.0 (AI processor)
MemoryRAM: 8 GB/12 GB LPDDR5 @ 6400MHz 4×16bit
ROM: 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB UFS 3.1 2-LANE

Available configurations:
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
12 GB + 256 GB
12 GB + 512 GB
RAM: 8 GB/12 GB LPDDR5
ROM: 128 GB/256 GB UFS 3.1

Available configurations:
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
12 GB + 256 GB
CameraREAR CAMERA:
Main Camera
Sensor: Sony IMX766
Sensor Size: 1/1.56"
Megapixels: 50
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
OIS: Yes
Lens Quantity: 6P
Focal Length: 23.6 mm equivalent
Effective Focal Length: 5.59 mm
Lens FoV: 84.4°
Aperture: ƒ1.88

Ultra-Wide Camera
Sensor: Sony IMX355
Sensor Size: 1/4"
Megapixels: 8
Pixel Size: 1.12 µm
Lens Quantity: 5P
Focal Length: 15.5 mm equivalent
Effective Focal Length: 1.64 mm
Lens FoV: 119.7°
Aperture: ƒ2.2

Macro Camera
Sensor: GC02M1
Megapixels: 2
Pixel Size: 1.75 µm
Lens Quantity: 3P
Focal Length: 21.88 mm equivalent
Effective Focal Length: 1.77 mm
Lens FoV: 88.8°
Aperture: ƒ2.4

It does not support optical zoom, supports 20x digital zoom, Flick Sensor, PDAF, single LED flash

Video:
4K/30fps
[email protected]/60fps
720p[email protected]/30fps

Video slow-mo: [email protected]fps, [email protected]fps

Video zoom shooting: 4K/30fps, [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/30fps

Rear Camera Features:
Night Scene Mode, Portrait Mode, Professional Mode, Movie Mode, Panorama Mode, Time Lapse Mode, Dual Scene Recording Mode, Tilt-Shift Mode, Sweep, Super Text, Beauty, Lock Focus, AI Scene Recognition, Filters, Night scene video, Video HDR, Video beauty

Front Camera
Sensor: Samsung S5K3P9
Megapixels: 16
Aperture: ƒ2.4

Video:
1080p/[email protected]fps, default [email protected]fps (beauty enabled by default)

Front Camera Features:
Face Unlock, HDR, Flash, Beauty, NO video zoom, No video slo-mo
REAR CAMERA:
Main Camera
Sensor: U/K
Megapixels: 64
Lens Quantity: 6P
Focal Length: 24 mm equivalent
Lens FoV: 81°
Aperture: ƒ1.7
OIS: NA
EIS: Yes
AF: Yes

Wide-angle Camera
Megapixels: 8
Lens Quantity: 5P
Lens FoV: 112°
Aperture: ƒ2.2

Macro Camera
Megapixels: 2
Lens Quantity: 5P
Lens FoV: 79°
Aperture: ƒ2.05

Video:
4K/30fps
[email protected]/30fps
[email protected]/30fps

Video stabilization (EIS) [email protected]fps

Video slow-mo: [email protected]fps, [email protected]fps

Video zoom shooting: 4K/30fps, [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/30fps

Multi-view video support [email protected]fps

Rear Camera Features:
Photo, Video, Night Scene, Professional, Panorama, Portrait, Time-lapse Photography, Slow-mo, Super Text, Multi-view Video, Movie, Sweep, Macro

Front Camera
Sensor: U/K
Megapixels: 16
Lens Quantity: 5P
Lens FoV: 79°
Pixel Size: U/K µm
Aperture: ƒ2.05

Video:
1080p/[email protected]fps, default [email protected]fps (beauty enabled by default)

Front support video stabilization 1080p/[email protected]fps

Front Camera Features:
Photo, Video, Panorama, Portrait, Night Scene, Time-lapse Photography
BatteryDual battery 4,500 mAh (non-removable)
150W SuperVOOC
Supplied with a 160W SuperVOOC charging brick
5,000 mAh (typ) (non-removable)
Support 67W Super Flash Charge
Support SuperVOOC 2.0, SuperVOOC, VOOC 3.0, PD3.0 (9V/2A), QC2.0 (9V/2A) fast charging protocol
Supplied with 67W charging brick
NetworkDual SIM support (nano SIM)

LTE/LTE-A
4×4 MIMO; Band 1/3/38/41 4×4 MIMO; Other Band: 2×2 MIMO

Band
SIM 1
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA2000 1X (800MHz)
3G: CDMA2000 EVDO (800MHz)
3G: UMTS (WCDMA) bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/26/28A
5G: n1/3/5/8/28A/40/41/77/78

SIM 2
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA2000 1X (800MHz)
3G: CDMA2000 EVDO (800MHz)
3G: UMTS (WCDMA) bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/26/28A
5G: n1/3/5/8/28A/40/41/77/78
Dual SIM support (nano SIM)

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA BC0 (800MHz)
3G: CDMA 2000 BC0 (800MHz)
3G: UMTS (WCDMA) bands 1/4/5/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41 (194MHz)
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/28A
5G: n1/3/5/8/28A/41/77/78
ConnectivitySupport Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/n
WLAN 2.4G/WLAN 5.1G/WLAN 5.8G
Support Wi-Fi Display; Wi-Fi network sharing
Supports 2×2 MIMO; 8 Spatial-stream sounding MU-MIMO
NFC, NFC-SIM
Bluetooth 5.3, BLE
USB 2.0 (USB Type-C interface)
Support standard Type-C earphone
Support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/n
WLAN 2.4G/WLAN 5.1G/WLAN 5.8G
Support Wi-Fi Display; Wi-Fi network sharing
Supports 2×2 MIMO; 8 Spatial-stream sounding MU-MIMO
NFC
Bluetooth 5.3, BLE
USB version unknown (USB Type-C interface)
LocationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo Positioning SystemGPS, support A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, GALILEO, QZSS
SensorsSensors
NFC
Fingerprint Sensor
G-sensor
Electronic compass
Gyroscope
Color temperature sensor
Proximity sensor

Sensor Hub
MTK Sensor Core

SAR Sensor
No SAR Sensor, support SAR function

Motor
Customized X-axis vibration motor
Sensors
NFC
Fingerprint Sensor (side mounted)
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Geomagnetic Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Support Pedometer Function
AudioFeatures:
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dual Microphones

Supported Audio Formats:
U/K
Features:
U/K

Supported Audio Formats:
U/K
VideoSupported Video Formats:
U/K
Supported Video Formats:
U/K
Dimensions163.3 × 75.5 × 8.2 mm, 186g164.3 x 75.8 x 8.7 mm, 205g
ColorsBlack, Blue
Black, Blue
OSColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12 ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12
OthersNo headphone jack, Custom super-crystalline graphite heat dissipation material, VC heat dissipation, up to 35,198.2 mm square of heat dissipation area, Fingerprint Unlock.3.5mm headphone jack, Face Unlock, Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Razer-collab Virtual Keyboards.
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Images: OnePlus [CH].

Published by Mike

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