The company touts it as its “ultimate gaming phone,” and it looks like it’s outdone itself with this model. Hardcore gamers will love this device!
California OnePlus has just announced the Ace Racing edition of its famous flagship phone, the OnePlus 6T. This new version features a 120Hz LCD panel and the latest high-end processor from Qualcomm, the dimension 8100-Max. The company touts it as its “ultimate gaming phone,” and it looks like it’s outdone itself with this model. Hardcore gamers will love this device!
A budget gaming phone – that’s the elevator pitch for the new OnePlus Ace Racing Edition. As the name suggests, it’s related to the OnePlus Ace, more specifically, it uses the same Dimensity 8100-Max chipset, an efficient 5nm chip that gives even the Snapdragon 888 some stiff competition.
Speaking of money, the original Ace launched at CNY2,500 for an 8/128GB model. The Racing Edition MSRP is CNY2,000 ($300/$280/₹23,000), 20 % cheaper than its brother. For comparison, the true me The associated Neo3 GT (with 6 GB of RAM instead of 8 GB and with 80 W charging) is priced at CNY 2,000. Those are the MSRPs anyway, the Racing Edition now costs a little less thanks to an introductory discount.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition
How did OnePlus cut the budget? Well, dropped the filter 6.7″ AMOLED and swapped it out for a slightly smaller 6.59″ LCD. It still offers a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz (there are six modes: 30/48/50/60/90/120 Hz). The touch sampling rate is lower, 240Hz (vs 720Hz). It’s always a high screen quality, as it provides 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. However, peaking at 600 nits, it’s not that bright and it’s not a 10-bit panel. There is also Technology Built-in HyperBoost, which tries to keep games at a constant frame rate.
A drums also changed; It’s a 5000mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. It’s close to one of the OnePlus 10R variants, which has a 5000mAh/80W battery. 67W system can go from zero to 80% in 29 minutes, 80W system achieves a full charge in 32 minutes.
The camera setup has also been changed, now with a 64MP main camera alongside the 8MP ultra-wide angle (119°) module, there’s also a macro lens on the rear. The selfie camera has a 16MP sensor.
For comparison, the regular Ace has a 50MP main (with OIS). Additionally, the Race Edition’s video recording reaches 4K at 30 fps, while the regular model can do 4K at 60 fps.
A few other changes worth noting start with the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack to the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition. It also supports high-quality Bluetooth audio (aptX HD, LDAC, LHDC), but with a wire, you don’t have to worry about charging your headphones or latency. If you’re gaming without headphones, the phone offers stereo speakers with Dirac Audio support.
Interestingly, OnePlus has worked with Razer to make gamers feel more at home. Both companies tried to recreate the look of Razer’s BlackWidow and Mercury keyboards. The haptic feedback that attempts to simulate keystrokes is done using an X-axis linear motor.
The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is ready for pre-order in China via the OppoShop.cn store. As we mentioned, some discounts are available during the pre-order phase, which will last 14 days.
The base 8/128 GB model costs CNY 1,900 (less than CNY 2,000), there is an 8/256 GB model for CNY 2,200 (CNY 2,200 discount), and a 12/256 GB model for CNY 2,400 (less than CNY2,500). You can choose between Gray and Blue.
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 broadly similar to the original Ace, but with two battery/charging options. Here is a direct comparison between the original Ace and the Race edition.
Esports fans in China will soon be able to see the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition in the Peacekeeper Elite League Spring Tournament as the phone of choice (Peacekeeper Elite is the local version of PUBG Mobile).