The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX
May 17, 2022
Almost a month ago, OnePlus Ace launched with 150W fast charging and MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX. The phone launched in China first and started at ¥2499 (~$385). Today, the company launched its second phone under the Ace series named the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition. It is a toned-down version of the OnePlus Ace but features the same chipset. The price starts at ¥1999 or under $300.
Design-wise, the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition takes some design notes from the OnePlus 10 Pro since the camera module design is familiar. Apart from that, it is just another mid-range device with a side fingerprint scanner, a polycarbonate build, and a display with a big bottom chin and a hole punch. The phone weighs around 205g and is 8.7mm thick. There is a stereo speaker setup and an X-axis linear motor. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom.
Since the chipset is the same, OnePlus has done cost-cutting in other areas, such as the display. Instead of a high-refresh-rate AMOLED panel, the Racing Edition has a 6.59-inch 120Hz LCD. This is why the fingerprint scanner is on the side and not under the display. The battery size is 5,000mAh, and the charging speed is 67W, which is slower than the 80W fast charging of the OnePlus Ace, let alone 150W.
There are three cameras on the back where the primary shooter has a 64MP sensor but no OIS. The secondary camera is for ultrawide shots and has an 8MP sensor. Finally, there is a 2MP macro camera. For selfies, the phone has a 16MP sensor in a hole punch cutout. The rear camera can shoot up to 4K 30fps videos.
The performance is the same as the OnePlus Ace since not only the chipset (Dimensity 8100-MAX) but the RAM and ROM are also the same, i.e., LPDDR5 & UFS 3.1. Finally, ColorOS 12.1 runs out of the box based on Android 12.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition comes in two colors and here is the price for China –
8GB + 128GB – ¥1999 (~$297)
8GB + 256GB – ¥2199 (~$327)
12GB + 256GB – ¥2499 (~$372)
OnePlus is also offering a discount initially that brings the price down by ¥100 for all the variants. So, the phone starts at ¥1899 (~$282) during the discount period.