OnePlus gets serious about gaming-centric smartphones with the release of the new OnePlus Ace Racing Edition.

A follow-up to the vanilla Ace that came out last month, the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition comes with the same MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max processor, which should be capable enough to go against flagship alternatives.

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Despite that, the Racing Edition is actually cheaper than the initial model. Why? For starters, it now has an LCD panel instead of AMOLED and has a slower, but still fairly fast, 240Hz touch sampling rate (from 720Hz).

Still, it has a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s adaptive, too, for better efficiency. It can drop to 90Hz, 60Hz, 50Hz, 48Hz, and 30Hz depending on the task on hand to save battery. The screen also has 100% DCI-P3 coverage and a feature called AI eye protection.

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Keeping the lights on is a large 5,000mAh battery. That’s bigger than the first Ace. However, the charging speed dropped to 67W from 150W.

The camera setup looks pretty packed, too. Although it lacks an optical image stabilization (OIS), it does have a sharp 64-megapixel main camera, paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a macro lens.

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Like its sister company, OnePlus also worked with Razer to make the Ace Racing Edition have a keyboard design and haptic feedback to simulate the look and feel of a real mechanical keyboard.

Also onboard are stereo speakers and support for modern Bluetooth technology for fast wireless audio transmission.

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The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition has a price of CNY1,899 (around Php14,700) for the 8GB/128GB model, CNY2,199 (around Php17,100) for the 8GB/256GB, and CNY2,399 (around Php18,600) for the 12GB/256GB. All models are now up for pre-order in China through OPPO’s webstore.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Specs

  • Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.59-inch FHD+ LCD display, 2412 x 1080 pixel resolution, 401ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling
  • 100% DCI-P3 color coverage
  • 2.85GHz MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max octa-core processor
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • Mali-G610 MC6 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.7, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Stereo speakers
  • Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164.3 x 75.8 x 8.7mm
  • Weight: 205g
  • Colors: Blue, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 67W fast charging



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