OnePlus Ace Racing Edition: The second Ace installment

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition feature

We discussed the first OnePlus Ace series installment a few weeks back. And now it’s the turn of the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition which is just the toned-down version of the previous model. Here, we will dig into the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition in Nepal.  

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Overview

Display and Design

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition starts at 8.7mm in thickness and weighs 205 grams. It looks a lot like the OnePlus 10 Pro which is already available in Nepal. There is a large camera bump that is like the 10 Pro. And on the side, there is a physical fingerprint scanner for biometrics. It is available in two color options – Athletics Grey and Lightspeed Blue.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition display

Further, the IPS LCD screen here measures 6.59-inches with 1080×2412-pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It boasts 480nits of typical and 600nits of HBM. It also covers 100% of the DCI P3 color gamut. Moreover, there is a 20:9 aspect ratio and 87.6% screen-to-body ratio. Above the screen, there is a left-aligned punch-hole cutout that holds the front-facing camera.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the device gets its power from MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX. This is the same processor we saw in the standard, OnePlus Ace. It is a 5nm chipset that integrates an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A78 (@2.85GHz) and four Cortex-A55 (@2.0GHz) coupled with Arm’s Mali-G610 MC6 graphics processor. The latter boosts the frame rates which is helped by the HyperBoost feature that reduces frame drops and stutters.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition performance

Moreover, there is the largest Vapor Chamber that has ever existed in a OnePlus phone. It is an 80layer cooling system with a liquid-cooled vapor Chamber, graphite, and special conductive material. And for even smooth gaming, there is an X-axis linear vibration motor with O-Haptics effects. And to top it off, there is a virtual keyboard with haptics tuned by Razer.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition keyboard

Over to the software front, the OnePlus Ace boots on Android 12 on top of ColorOS 12.1. If the phone launches in the global market, it will have OxygenOS 12.1. Furthermore, you can have up to 12GB RAM coupled with up to 256GB of internal storage of UFS 3.1. You can’t even expand your internal storage because there is no card slot on the device.

Camera and Audio

Moving on, the phone has a triple camera setup with a 64MP lens with an f/1.9 aperture alongside the support for PDAF. Compared to the standard Ace, there was the support for Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) as well. Likewise, there is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 119-degree field-of-view. Then, the setup gets complete with a 2MP camera for macro shots.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition camera

There is a 16MP ISOCELL S5K3P9SP front-facing camera for selfies and videos. It lies above the screen and can record videos up to 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. On the other hand, the rear camera can record up to 4K videos. However, both still support gyro-EIS.

As per audio, there are stereo speakers with Dirac Audio for loudspeakers and also the 3.5mm headphone jack for music or calls. And if you decide to be wireless, it supports an aptX HD Bluetooth codec with reduced latency for gaming.

Rest of the specs

Fueling the device is a medium Li-Po 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging. It can charge the device from 0-80% in 29 minutes only. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. In addition, the connectivity options list out as Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS), NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0.

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition battery

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Specifications

  • Body: 75.8 x 164.3 x 8.7mm, ~188 gm
  • Display: 6.59-inches LCD panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 100% DCI-P3
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2412 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: Dimensity 8100-MAX (5nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Software: Android 12 with ColorOS 12.1 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash);
    – 64MP primary sensor
    – 8MP ultra-wide camera
    – 2MP macro lens (4cm focus)
  • Front Camera: 16MP f/2.05 sensor (punch-hole cutout)
  • Audio: Stereo speaker setup
  • Battery: 5,000mAh with 67W Super Flash Charge
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition color options

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Price in Nepal

We have received no news about the global launch of the device which makes us believe that it will be exclusive to China for some time. However, if the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition ever launches in Nepal, we estimate its price to start around NPR 40,000.

ModelOnePlus Ace Racing Edition price in ChinaOnePlus Ace Racing Edition price in Nepal (expected)
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition (8/128GB)CNY 1,999NPR 40,000
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition (8/256GB)CNY 2,199NPR 44,500
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition (12/256GB)CNY 2,499NPR 49,500

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