On August 16, 2023, OnePlus officially released the latest product in the Ace series, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro features top-of-the-line performance with the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform + LPDDR5X + UFS 4.0. It offers a maximum storage combination of up to 24GB RAM and 1TB storage. Additionally, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also debuted JD Q9+ luminescent material and aerospace-grade “Tiangong Heat Dissipation System” globally. It is equipped with Sony flagship IMX890 main camera sensor, haptic motor for lifelike feedback, and a long-lasting version of the super-fast charging technology at 150W. This provides users with a comprehensive flagship experience.
In addition to top-notch hardware configuration, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro combines ColorOS supercomputing platform to bring multiple top-level performance tuning technologies – microarchitecture supercomputing engine, memory gene recombination technology, and rejuvenating storage technology, further enhancing hardware performance and delivering an ultimate smooth experience. At the launch event, the surprise appearance of the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro Genshin Impact-themed gift box also brings travelers a complete set of deeply customized Genshin Impact-themed accessories.
OnePlus Ace 2 Pro will officially go on sale across all channels at 10:00 on August 23rd, with a starting price of 2999 yuan (411 US Dollar). The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro Genshin Impact-themed gift box will also be available for sale at 10:00 on August 30th, priced at 3599 yuan (493 US Dollar).
OnePlus China’s President, Li Jie, stated: “OnePlus will firmly choose the path of ‘product power first’. In the past period of time, we have done a lot to practice ‘product power first’. In the first half, we continuously improved the industry’s lower limit for performance smartphones. In the second half, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro aims to raise the industry’s upper limit and reconstruct performance expectations.”
OnePlus Ace 2 Pro continues the classic design language of OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Ace 2, while further enhancing the details and texture. In the highly recognizable lens module area, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro adopts a whole piece of 3D glass to enhance visual depth and stereoscopic effect. At the same time, it boldly breaks through in craftsmanship. OnePlus Ace 2 Pro uses “simulated texture design” technology to etch “precise scales” on the edge of the lens with “micron-level lithography texture”, bringing a sense of high-end watch-like quality expression. OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also introduces two techniques for the first time in the industry: “glass cold carving” and “stereoscopic etching,” integrating the camera area with the metal texture of the back cover, complementing each other and appearing more exquisite.
In terms of color matching, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro draws inspiration from car paint colors and uses a new generation of diffuse reflection technology to create an “Aurora Green” and “Titanium Gray”, bringing a high-performance and premium texture. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro features a classic design with ‘three-stage buttons’ on the side, allowing for easy switching between ringtone, silent, and vibration modes to adapt flexibly to different scenarios.
Hardware is the foundation of performance. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform + LPDDR5X + UFS 4.0, a flagship performance combination with comprehensive hardware configuration. Continuing the “leader in large memory” concept, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro further breaks through the industry’s memory limit, offering configurations starting from 12GB + 256GB and reaching up to an unprecedented 24GB + 1TB, making it the first smartphone in the industry to be mass-produced with such a large amount of memory.
On the basis of top-level hardware configuration, OnePlus Ace2 Pro has conducted in-depth software tuning for processors, memory, and flash storage configurations. It introduces a smooth iron triangle consisting of the “Microarchitecture Supercomputing Engine” with ColorOS as its core, “Memory Gene Recombination,” and “Revitalized Storage Technology,” which thoroughly unleashes flagship performance potential through software optimization. The Microarchitecture Supercomputing Engine is based on OnePlus’ computational model and performance scheduling model to deconstruct chip microarchitecture and modify scheduling strategies at the processor’s low level, helping the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform achieve stronger performance while further reducing power consumption. Working in conjunction with flagship memory is OnePlus’ debut technology called “Memory Gene Recombination.” With this technology, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro deeply reconstructs the underlying memory logic of the Android system, significantly improving memory efficiency and background application residency capability. At the same time, for the brand-new 24GB RAM version, Memory Gene Recombination technology introduces a new “Global Memory Architecture,” greatly enhancing application startup speed and smoothness of use, enabling continuous operation of 41 commonly used applications for up to 72 hours. Leveraging revitalized storage technology for its massive 1TB flash storage capacity allows OnePlus Ace2 Pro to improve flash storage performance significantly and enhance overall phone smoothness; it has obtained TÜV Rheinland’s certification for maintaining fluidity over a period of 48 months.
The ultimate performance cannot be achieved without exceptional heat dissipation capabilities. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with the world’s first aerospace-grade cooling system, the “Tiangong Cooling System”. Starting from the heat dissipation area, materials, and spatial structure, it ensures flagship performance: the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro features a 9140mm² single VC with ten thousand levels; it also introduces the world’s first aerospace-grade diamond thermal gel and aerospace-grade superconductive graphite to significantly improve thermal conductivity. Additionally, for the first time within a single VC, two complete cooling cycles are implemented along with an innovative rocket engine nozzle design called “Laval Airway”, which accelerates airflow circulation speed and enhances VC cooling efficiency. According to OnePlus, top-tier performance requires top-tier hardware components, meticulous tuning of performance settings, and outstanding heat dissipation capabilities in order to achieve ultimate performance release.
The heavy gaming scenes are the ultimate battleground for pushing the limits of mobile performance. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with several exclusive self-developed game tuning technologies, including the Super Frame Super Picture Engine, HyperBoost 2.0 Game Stability Engine, and Intuitive Touch Technology. These further enhance the powerful hardware performance of the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro, achieving stable frame rates, ultra-clear graphics, and smooth touch controls for an unparalleled gaming experience that breaks through the limits of mobile gaming.
Super Frame Super Picture Engine technology integrates hardware chips, game engines, software algorithms, and other collaborative technologies to bring a gaming experience with frame rates surpassing native quality for the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro: The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro supports mainstream games with a comprehensive 120 frames per second and excellent gaming experience in full 1.5K high-definition picture quality; at the same time, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro achieves industry-first Super HDR Picture Quality 2.0, making game visuals more detailed and colors more vibrant.
In terms of stable frame performance, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with the exclusive self-developed HyperBoost 2.0 game frame stabilization engine. It can rationalize and redistribute game instructions to ensure high-quality graphics while improving rendering efficiency and reducing power consumption. This achieves a more power-saving effect under high-quality graphics, and provides an excellent gaming experience with “no frame rate drops, no loss in image quality, smooth stability”.
The newly upgraded Lingxi touch technology has been specially optimized for the pain points of game players’ sweaty hands and screen water stains. With the help of a new custom screen chip and three core touch algorithms including “spatial convolution filtering technology,” “self-capacitance technology,” and “single connected domain single finger technology,” OnePlus Ace 2 Pro reasonably restores finger signals, achieving a rainwater touch experience and greatly improving the accuracy of wet hand operations. With its excellent touch experience, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has obtained the precise touch S-level certification from TÜV Süd.
Regarding the current mainstream games, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro debuts with an adaptive graphics quality mode for ‘Honor of Kings’ on Qualcomm platforms, providing a more stable and smoother gaming frame rate while significantly reducing lag during team battles. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also supports a 90fps+ high-definition graphics option for ‘Peace Elite,’ offering both smoother high frame rates and higher-quality visuals. The gaming experience of ‘Genshin Impact’ on the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has been comprehensively upgraded as well. In terms of background switching that users are concerned about, when ‘Genshin Impact’ is minimized to the background and reopened within 5 minutes, there is no need to reload; reopening it within 24 hours also eliminates the need for the complete startup loading animation, greatly reducing waiting time. With its outstanding gaming performance, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has become the designated device for Peace Elite League (PEL) in 2023 and Asia-Pacific League of Legends: Wild Rift second season tournament.
The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with a brand new upgraded 1.5K Luminous Touch Screen, which is the world’s first release of JDQ9+ luminescent material by BOE. This screen has a variable refresh rate of 120Hz, a super retina resolution of 1.5K, and an ultra-high brightness of 1600 nits, providing users with a clear, transparent, and power-saving excellent experience. Thanks to the joint optimization between OnePlus and BOE, the new JDQ9+ luminescent material significantly improves the display effect and brightness uniformity in low light conditions that users are more concerned about. It shows more naturalness and authenticity in night or low-light environments; there have also been significant improvements in color deviation and ghosting issues, making the screen display more accurate and impressive.
This flagship device also has excellent eye protection capabilities, supporting a high-frequency PWM dimming of 2160Hz. It is optimized for low-light environments during nighttime with features such as ‘360° ambient color adaptation,’ ‘biologically inspired adaptive dimming,’ and ‘AI personalized backlighting.’ These screen optimizations intelligently adjust the screen’s picture and brightness. The outstanding eye protection capability has earned the OnePlus Ace2 Pro the TÜV Rheinland Global Eye Protection Certification. In terms of fingerprint unlocking, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with a more expensive under-display ultra-thin fingerprint unlocking module. Compared to other models in its class, it has a more reasonable placement, convenient experience, and faster unlocking speed, providing an exceptional unlocking experience.
OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with the flagship main camera Sony IMX890 and supports OIS optical stabilization. At the same time, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro fully inherits OPPO’s flagship imaging core algorithm and imaging engine, further enhancing its flagship imaging capabilities.
The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with the “Super Light and Shadow Image Engine” and the “Super Clear Picture Quality Engine”, which further enhance the image quality and texture. The Super Light and Shadow Image Engine is a key technology that accurately establishes the relationship between light, shadow, and tone, allowing the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro to capture photos that feel immersive. The Super Clear Picture Quality Engine reduces information loss caused by photo compression by performing deep fusion calculations, achieving optimal noise reduction, significantly improving clarity and purity in photos taken with the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also supports OPPO’s flagship-level ProXDR photon matrix technology, which brings higher dynamic contrast between light and dark through new photon matrix display technology, accurately reproducing natural lighting conditions in photos. In high-contrast environments, it makes photos more stunning. When it comes to everyday portrait scenes, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro can achieve professional DSLR-like bokeh effects using the same portrait mode as OPPO’s flagship series.
In addition to its core performance experience, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also offers a comprehensive and flawless overall user experience. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is equipped with the “Bionic Haptic Motor” launched by OnePlus 11, which has the largest volume in the Android camp of over 600mm³ and delivers outstanding vibration experience, still leading the industry eight months after its release. Currently, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has been calibrated and improved for over 500 system vibration scenarios, adapting high-quality haptics to more mainstream games, typing, and other daily scenarios, bringing users a wider range of vibration types, more delicate tactile feedbacks, and a more immersive vibration experience.
In terms of battery life, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro features a first-of-its-kind 150W fast charging architecture, which greatly improves charging efficiency to 99%. It only takes 17 minutes to charge from 1% to 100%. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has also undergone special upgrades for scenarios where you can play and charge at the same time. It significantly reduces the temperature in the charging area and speeds up the process of playing and charging simultaneously. Combined with a 5000mAh battery and SUPERVOOC S full-link power management chip, it achieves long-lasting endurance and quick recharging.
In terms of network, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has added dual golden game antennas at the waist, ensuring a strong signal connection no matter how you hold the phone. At the same time, with OnePlus’ self-developed “low-frequency antenna miniaturization technology”, the lens module area is turned into an antenna, greatly improving its antenna capability. In the commonly used N28 and N8 frequency bands in the industry, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro has upgraded its previous two antennas to four, achieving “Super N28/N8 5G Signal” for faster and more stable 5G network experience. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also fully supports Wi-Fi 7 protocol and through special optimization of multiple network technologies, it provides a higher speed, more stable, lower latency and wider coverage range for Wi-Fi usage experience. Additionally, on this basis, OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also supports various network technologies such as “Active Enhanced Super Wi-Fi”, “LinkBoost4.0”, “Game Cloud Computing Private Network”, etc., providing users with fast and stable network usage experience in various scenarios.
OnePlus has a long-standing collaboration with “Genshin Impact”, which has received positive feedback from users, starting from the custom gift box “OnePlus 9RT Sugar Custom Gift Box” to the world’s first Genshin Impact customized phone, “OnePlus Ace Pro Genshin Impact Limited Edition”. On OnePlus Ace 2, OnePlus and Genshin Impact have reached a three-year strategic cooperation and invested 100 million yuan to establish the OnePlus-Genshin Impact Experience Optimization Laboratory, bringing comprehensive optimization for Genshin Impact.
At the live event, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro Genshin Impact-themed gift box made its official debut. Inspired by Paimon, the initial companion of travelers in the continent of Teyvat, OnePlus incorporated elements of “companion” into this custom-designed gift box created in collaboration with Genshin Impact.
OnePlus extracts the classic elements from Paimon and brings a complete set of Paimon-themed custom peripherals for travelers. OnePlus incorporates the most distinctive element of Paimon, the “Floating Crown,” into the design of the pin card; and integrates the charging adapter with Paimon’s unique gold silk printing details, naming it “Emergency Food – 150W Charging Adapter.” Not only that, but also the “Silver Companion Star” themed phone case, custom phone stand, and acrylic desktop ornaments will be presented synchronously in front of travelers. OnePlus has also collaborated with the Genshin Impact team to create a whole new set of Paimon expression designs and a series of Paimon software themes, making Paimon truly become a part of travelers’ lives both inside and outside the game.
OnePlus Ace 2 Pro will officially go on sale at 10:00 on August 23rd. Starting today, pre-sales are available on platforms such as OPPO Store, Tmall, JD.com, Douyin, and Pinduoduo. The first batch of buyers can enjoy limited-time installment plans, free OPPO earphones with pre-order purchase, and other rich services such as trade-in options. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro Genshin Impact-themed gift box will officially go on sale at 10:00 on August 30th. Starting today, reservations are open on platforms such as OPPO Store, Tmall, JD.com, Douyin, and Pinduoduo. The first batch of buyers can enjoy limited-time installment plans, a half-price screen insurance for two years against breakage option when purchasing the phone and other rich services like time-limited game bundles.
Here are the specific prices: OnePlus Ace 2 Pro 12GB + 256GB version, priced at 2999 yuan (411 US Dollar); OnePlus Ace 2 Pro 16GB + 512GB version, priced at 3399 yuan (466 US Dollar); OnePlus Ace 2 Pro 24GB +1TB version, priced at 3999 yuan (548 US Dollar); OnePlus Ace 2 Pro Genshin Impact Paimon Theme Gift Box, priced at 3599 yuan (493 US Dollar).