OnePlus is branching out. Apart from the popular Nord series, the company is expanding its budget line-up with the OnePlus Ace, a device first launching in China.

As OPPO starts to become more involved with OnePlus developments, it looks like the latter is starting to robust identity. Take the OnePlus Ace for example. The design is far from other devices from the brand. Why? Because it looks like a rebranded Realme GT Neo 3.


While OnePlus tried to separate its looks by adding vertical lines, the overall outline and camera layout are the same as the Realme device.

Apart from the design, the specs and hardware are very much identical. For starters, it uses the same MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max processor, just slightly more powerful than the Neo 3’s non-Max chip.


OnePlus’s latest also inherits the same 50-megapixel main camera, which is equipped with optical image stabilization. It’s joined by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 2-megapixel macro, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

The screen spans at 6.7-inches, with an FHD+ pixel resolution, a fancy AMOLED panel, and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.


Like the GT Neo 3, the OnePlus Ace comes with a 4,500mAh battery that was split into two cells to accommodate for the whopping 150W SuperVOOC wired charging. Despite its blazing speeds, the company claims that it can keep its 80% health even after 1,600 charging cycles. That’s all thanks to OnePlus’s different battery protection tech.

For the operating system, users will be getting Android 12. Since it’s first launching in China, it will come with OPPO’s ColorOS 12.1 interface on top.


The OnePlus Ace is available in 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and 12GB/256GB configurations for CNY2,499 (around Php20,200), CNY2,699 (around Php21,800), and CNY2,999 (around Php24,200), respectively. There’s also a top-tier variant that has a 12GB/512GB configuration for CNY3,499 (around Php28,300).

OnePlus Ace Specs

  • Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2412 x 1080 pixel resolution, 394ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 950-nits peak brightness
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 2.85GHz MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max octa-core processor
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • Mali-G610 MC6 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (PDAF, OIS, f/1.9) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Stereo speakers
  • No headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.3 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 186g
  • Colors: Blue, Black
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 150W SuperVOOC wired charging

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