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New leaks purport to confirm design, specs and a re-brand for the first-gen 150W OnePlus smartphone

The "OnePlus Ace". (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)
The "OnePlus Ace". (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)
OnePlus has indicated that it will launch its first ever phone with ground-breaking 150 watt (W) charging technology soon. Now, images that purport to show this device in the wild for the first time have emerged. Meanwhile, one of the OEM's employee may have confirmed that it will debut with a new and unexpected product name by accident.

The inaugural 150W OnePlus smartphone is currently said to launch with the Dimensity 8100 SoC, which could drive a flat 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display using a 4,500mAh battery in the upcoming mid-ranger. It may also have a Sony IMX766 sensor as a main 50MP rear camera (with OIS to boot) to go with its new and industry-leading charging rate.

With the exception of the latter, these are fairly predictable attributes for a sub-flagship OnePlus smartphone. However, the device's leaks have managed to manifest at least 1 surprising claim as of late: it is now tipped to launch as the first-gen Ace from this brand, rather than as a third-gen Nord as projected in earlier rumors.

The use of this product name instead may now have been corroborated, thanks to a new report that a device unequivocally tagged as an Ace had been used by OnePlus executive Liu Fengshuo to re-post a fan's message on Weibo.

The post has reportedly been deleted from the social media site, but not before the leaker WHYLAB allegedly managed to screen-grab the evidence and post it themselves on the same platform. The same tipster has also now uploaded 2 images apparently showing the "Ace" charging using its new SuperVOOC power brick.

The device does arguably look a lot like the Realme GT Neo3, a device thought to have a suspiciously large amount in common with this upcoming "Ace" phone. Nevertheless, the putative OnePlus version is now linked to a different model number (PGKM10) and to a July 2022 launch date.

OnePlus' first-gen 150W smartphone...
OnePlus' first-gen 150W smartphone...
...might be known as the inaugural Ace. (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)
...might be known as the inaugural Ace. (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-04-10 (Update: 2022-04-10)