The company considers this the “ultimate gaming phone” and they seem to have outdone themselves with this model. Hardcore gamers will love this device!
cOnePlus has just announced the Ace Racing version of its popular OnePlus 6T flagship phone. This new version features a 120Hz LCD panel and Qualcomm’s latest high-end processor, the Dimensity 8100-Max. The company considers this the “ultimate gaming phone” and they seem to have outdone themselves with this model. Hardcore gamers will love this device!
A budget gaming phone – this is the elevator pitch for the new OnePlus Ace Racing Edition. As the name suggests, it is related to the OnePlus Ace, specifically, it uses the same Dimensity 8100-Max chipset, an efficient 5nm chip that gives even the Snapdragon 888 fierce competition.
Speaking of money, the original Ace launched at CNY 2,500 for the 8/128GB model. The MSRP version of the Race is priced at CNY 2,000 ($300 / $280 / INR 23,000), which is 20% cheaper than its sibling. For comparison, the related Realme GT Neo3 (with 6GB of RAM instead of 8GB and with 80W charging) costs CNY 2,000. Those are the MSRPs anyway, the Racing version now costs a bit less thanks to the launch discount.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition
How did OnePlus cut the budget? Well, I dropped the 6.7 AMOLED screen and replaced it with a smaller 6.59 LCD. It still offers a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz (there are six modes: 30/48/50/60/90/120Hz). Touch sampling rate is lower, 240 Hz (versus 720 Hz). This is still a high-quality monitor because it provides 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. With a peak of 600 nits, it’s not that bright, and it’s not a 10-bit panel. There’s also HyperBoost technology on board, which tries to keep games running at a steady frame rate.
The battery also changed; It is a 5000mAh power cell with 67W fast charging support. That’s close to one of the OnePlus 10R variants, which has a 5,000mAh/80W battery. A 67 watt system can go from zero to 80% in 29 minutes, while an 80 watt system makes a full charge in 32 minutes.
The camera configuration has also been changed, and now with the 64MP main camera along with the 8MP (119°) ultra-wide-angle module, there is also a macro lens on the back. The selfie camera has a 16MP sensor.
For comparison, the regular Ace has a 50MP key (with OIS). Also, the video recording of the Race version goes up to 4K at 30 fps, while the regular model can do 4K at 60 fps.
Some other changes to note start with the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack to the OnePlus Ace Racing version. It also supports high-quality Bluetooth audio (aptX HD, LDAC, and LHDC), but with the wire, you don’t have to worry about headphone charging or delays. If you’re playing without headphones, the phone offers stereo speakers with Dirac Audio support.
Interestingly enough, OnePlus worked with Razer to make gamers feel right at home. Both companies have attempted to recreate the look and feel of Razer’s BlackWidow and Mercury keyboards. Haptic feedback that attempts to simulate keystrokes is done using an X-axis linear actuator.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is ready for pre-order in China via OppoShop.cn. As mentioned, there are some discounts available during the pre-order phase, which will last for 14 days.
The base 8/128GB model is CNY 1,900 (down CNY 2,000), there is an 8/256GB model for CNY 2,200 (reduced from CNY 2,200) and the 12/256GB model is CNY 2,400 (down CNY 2,500) ). You can choose between gray and blue.
The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is available in gray and blue.
It is not yet clear if the Ace Racing Edition will be available worldwide. The OnePlus 10R is generally similar to the original Ace, albeit with two battery/charging options. Here is a direct comparison between the original Ace version and the Race version.
Esports fans in China will soon be able to see the OnePlus Ace Racing edition of the Peacekeeper Elite League Spring as the phone of choice (the Peacekeeper Elite is the local version of PUBG Mobile).