Since OnePlus received OPPO’s “10 billion subsidy”, it has launched more new models this year, achieving both sales and reputation through strong cost performance. In the second half of the year, OnePlus was even more busy, and its various cost-effective mobile phones were exposed. OnePlus Ace2Pro has not yet been released, and the specifications of the next-generation Ace3 were leaked in advance, and finally returned to the direct screen design.
At the beginning of last year, Li Jie, the president of OnePlus China, said that the company’s product line had been readjusted, and in the future there would only be two production lines in China, namely the digital series and the Ace series. The digital series focuses on high-performance flagship positioning, and the Ace series is cost-effective mid-range machine positioning for differentiated competition.
In fact, the “Ace” series is essentially a renaming of the “R” series. Until now, the overseas market still maintains the original name. OnePlus Ace is named OnePlus 10R overseas, and OnePlus Ace2 is named OnePlus 11R overseas. Now foreign media Mysmartprice broke the news that OnePlus 12 is expected to be released around December this year, and a lower-positioned OnePlus 12R will be unveiled early next year. OnePlus 12R can be regarded as the domestic version of OnePlus Ace3. Its exterior design is highly similar to the OnePlus 11 series, with a circular video module in the upper left corner and a connection between the lens and the middle frame to increase recognition.
Foreign media pointed out that the OnePlus 12R returns to the straight-screen design, with an extremely narrow bezel on the front and a four-sided equal-width screen, and a single-hole front lens in the center. It is expected to have a resolution of 1.5 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The rear image module continues the family-style design, equipped with a 50-megapixel main camera + 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle + 8-megapixel telephoto lens.
After all, it focuses on cost-effective mid-range positioning, and the OnePlus 12R image specifications will not be too powerful, and it will not be tuned by the famous Kazakh Soviet Union, but the unique style of OnePlus will be retained in the details. Retaining the iconic three-stage mute button on the frame allows users to quickly adjust the current state of the phone through fluctuations, which should make fans happy. Since OnePlus Ace canceled the three-stage mute button last year, Li Jie also did so to distinguish the positioning of mid-to-high-end mobile phones, and it can also save internal space and piles of heat dissipation materials. However, it was strongly opposed by fans. OnePlus Ace2 absorbed Criticism from fans opted to return.
In terms of core performance, OnePlus 12R will probably keep the existing configuration of OnePlus Ace2Pro unchanged. The whole series is equipped with 12+256GB storage version as standard, and the highest 24GB+1TB storage version is launched. It has a built-in 5500 mAh battery and supports 100W fast charging.
Finally, let’s look at the price. The overseas version of OnePlus 12R has nothing to do with you and you don’t need to care about it. The domestic OnePlus Ace3 will most likely be sold at around 2.5K, and the positioning focuses on the ultimate price-performance ratio. Competitors of this phone next year may include the Redmi K60 series, iQOO Neo 9 series, and realme GT Neo 7 series. It is a blessing to have a replacement plan next year, and there is a lot of room for choice.