OnePlus’ next budget flagship could be a spiritual successor to an OPPO phone
OPPO has released two Ace phones so far: the Reno Ace in 2019 and the Ace2 in 2020. The next Ace phone could come from OnePlus, if a few new leaks are to be believed (via 91Mobiles).
Popular Weibo Leak Digital Chat Station says the OnePlus Ace will be powered by the Dimensity 8100, MediaTek’s mid-range chip that is said to be as fast as last year’s flagship Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 888.
Auto-translated version of Weibo post on OnePlus Ace
The OnePlus Ace is said to be a gaming-centric device and should offer 150w fast charge. The main camera of the handset will apparently be the Sony IMX 766 50MP sensor which also supports optical image stabilization (OIS).
Like many other gaming phones, the Ace is also expected to have a textured back.
The Ace rumor was supplemented by another leak from a Chinese leaker WHYAB. They add that the phone is known under the model number PGKM10 and will sport a 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2412×1080 pixels and a centered punch-hole front camera. The phone will carry a 4500 mAh battery.
If the specs sound familiar, that’s because the rumored Nord 3 should also offer these same specifications, so it is possible that they are the same devices. If so, the Ace/Nord 3 may also have 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and a high 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling. The main 50MP camera will likely be accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide module and a 2MP monochrome unit.
If these specifications will make it the best flagship budget of the year remains to be seen. If a leaked timeline is to be believed, the Ace/Nord 3 will be here in July.
WHYLAB also shared some alleged footage of Ace, and although he’s wrapped in a blanket, his flat screen and pinhole cutout are clearly visible.