OnePlus Ace shows up in live images and video

Victor, 16 April 2022

The OnePlus Ace is already headed to China. The company confirmed the new phone will launch on April 21 and even shared a few official renders. Now, the Ace also made an appearance in an official live stream, offering a "real life" look at the intriguing new device.

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OnePlus Ace in live stream

If the screenshots from the live stream are to be believed, the OnePlus Ace launch event will be held at 19:00 local time on April 24 and OnePlus seems to also be running a pre-reservation program of some sorts, which mentions a Bluetooth speaker and a free video platform membership. We can't quite make out all of the details, but it also seems that there might be an early-bird price for pre-orders on the Ace too.

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OnePlus Ace in live photos

Anyway, these images don't really show anything about the OnePlus Ace that the official renders haven't already. The OnePlus Ace looks a lot like the OnePlus 10R but is still very much distinct. Its flat sides, combined with bold yet still rounded edges, give it a unique look of its own. We have already seen both color options of the device and know that the OnePlus Ace has a USB Type-C port, as expected, a bottom-firing speaker and also what looks like an IR blaster on the top. Notably missing, however, is the signature OnePlus alert slider.

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OnePlus Ace

Neither the official teaser renders nor the live stream actually showed the front and display on the OnePlus Ace for one reason or another. A separate leak from a while back does show the front of a unit inside a thick case to hide its design.

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OnePlus Ace with 150W charging

As we were writing the article, though, a short video of a working OnePlus Ace also popped-up online. It confirms the overall design, as well as the layout on the front.

Evidence is also mounting that the OnePlus 10R headed to India will either be the same device as the OnePlus Ace or at least share most of its design ad specs, with just a few tweaks like a rumored MAX version of the Dimensity 8100 chipset.

Speaking of leaks, an older one claims that the OnePlus Ace will borrow many of its specs from the Realme GT Neo3. Meaning you'll get the Dimensity 8100 SoC, 6.7" 120Hz FullHD+ AMOLED screen, 50MP primary camera with OIS, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 150W charging.

The Dimensity 8100 chipset bit is mostly confirmed already thanks to a GeekBench leak for a OnePlus PGKM10 said to be the OnePlus Ace.

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Reader comments

Curved sides also difficult picking up from a table, unlike having flat sides, plus you can make them stand.

  • Untiop
  • 18 Apr 2022
  • 7tW

Yeah said right. I still remember seeing the Sony's flat design in my childhood days. No one cared when Sony did it. When Apple started doing it, everyone thinks, apple started it

  • Anonymous
  • 17 Apr 2022
  • mXr

Curved looks ugly. Flat design was way before apple. Sony. You're the 5% who likes ugly curves

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