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