Last month, we witnessed the launch of the OnePlus Ace, a phone exclusive to the Chinese market. And yesterday, OnePlus unveiled a toned-down version of the phone called the Ace Racing Edition. In this article, we will be discussing the key specs, features, expected price, and availability of the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition in Nepal.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Overview:
Design and Display
Despite being a part of the Ace family, the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition looks a lot like the higher-end 10 Pro. The back panel of the phone sports a large camera bump similar to that on the OnePlus 10 Pro.
There is no Alert Slider on the OnePlus Ace Racing Editon, but you do get a physical fingerprint scanner on the side. The phone measures 8.7mm in thickness and weighs around 205 grams. OnePlus is offering the phone in two color options. First is the Lightspeed Blue variant, a staple of the Nord lineup, with the other being Athletics Grey.
Over on the front, OnePlus Ace Racing Edition features a 6.59-inches display with a left-aligned punch-hole cutout. Unlike the original Ace, OnePlus is using an LCD panel here. It still has a 120Hz refresh rate, but the touch sampling rate has been reduced to 240Hz. Likewise, the panel maxes out at 600 nits of brightness and covers 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Performance and Cooling
As OnePlus is positioning the Ace Racing Edition as a cheaper gaming phone, it has not compromised on the performance. Here, you get the same Dimensity 8100-MAX chip powering the OnePlus Ace. It is a flagship SoC built on top of TSMC’s 5nm process. The phone also has HyperBoost Technology, which aims to maintain a stable frame rate during gameplay.
To keep the core temperature of Ace Racing Edition in check, OnePlus has turned to an 8-layer cooling system consisting of a liquid-cooled Vapor Chamber, graphite, and special conductive material. For immersive gameplay, there is an X-axis linear vibration motor with O-Haptics effects. Likewise, the phone even has a virtual keyboard with the haptics tuned by Razer.
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The OnePlus 10 Pro-like camera bump at the back of the Ace Racing Edition is home to a triple camera setup. OnePlus has increased the megapixel count from 50MP on the Ace to 64MP on the Racing Edition. That being said, the new phone lacks Optical Image Stabilization. In addition, it can record 4K videos only at 30 fps.
Accompanying the primary camera is an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro lens. Upfront, there is a 16MP selfie shooter.
Rest of the specs
Another highlight of the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is the addition of the good-old 3.5mm jack for wired headphones. It also has stereo speakers with Dirac Audio support. Even if you decide to go wireless, the phone supports the aptX HD Bluetooth codec with reduced latency for gaming. Lastly, the phone is fueled by a 5,00mAh with 67W fast charging capability.
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)
- Chipset: Dimensity 8100-MAX (5nm Mobile Platform)
- Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Software & UI: 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: 5000mAh with 67W Super Flash Charge
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition Price in Nepal and Availability (Expected)
OnePlus Ace will go on sale in China from May 31, with the price starting at Yuan 1,999. There is no hint of a global launch. Still, if it launches in Nepal, we expect the price of the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition in Nepal to start at NPR 40,000.
|OnePlus Ace Racing Edition||Price in China (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/128GB||CNY 1,999||NPR 40,000|
|8/256GB||CNY 2,199||NPR 44,500|
|12/256GB||CNY 2,499||NPR 49,500|
- Meanwhile, check out our unboxing and early impressions video of the OnePlus Nord 2T.