OnePlus has recently unveiled the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro in China, showcasing impressive specifications and a design reminiscent of the OnePlus 11 model. Although the previous OnePlus Ace Pro was initially exclusive to China and later launched globally as the OnePlus 10T, this new release holds its roots within the Chinese market.
The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro boasts an impressive range of features, starting with its 6.74-inch OLED display that supports a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and can reach a remarkable 1200nits brightness under sunlight. Additionally, the device is equipped with a powerful 5,000mAh battery and offers rapid 150W fast charging, an improvement over the already impressive 100W fast charging found in the OnePlus 11.
The camera setup includes a 50MP IMX890 primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a third camera with a 2MP sensor. While this camera configuration might appear slightly downgraded compared to the OnePlus 11’s 50MP main camera, 48MP ultrawide, and 32MP telephoto lens, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro’s camera system still promises excellent performance.
Under the hood, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is powered by the robust Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and a potential 24GB of RAM. This configuration surpasses even the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which tops out at 16GB of RAM. As a result, users can expect seamless performance across popular applications and even niche games without encountering any slowdowns or performance issues.
Interestingly, the OnePlus Ace Pro was rebranded as the OnePlus 10T for its global launch last year. However, it seems that this pattern might not repeat with the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro and the OnePlus 11T. Reports suggest that OnePlus intends to streamline its brand and will not be introducing a OnePlus 11T this year. The company’s focus on simplification led them to decide against launching any more ‘Pro’ models in their flagship lineup.
According to a spokesperson from OnePlus, “Starting with our 2023 lineup, we are streamlining the flagship portfolio in North America (and globally) by removing our Pro lineup. In our opinion, you don’t need to have a ‘Pro’ name for a device that’s already ‘pro’.”
It’s worth noting that while OnePlus’s statement specifically refers to the removal of the ‘Pro’ models, it does not explicitly mention the fate of the T-series devices. This leaves room for speculation that a OnePlus 11T might still be in the works for certain markets, even if not in the US.
If the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro eventually makes its way to global markets as the OnePlus 11T, it could prove to be an excellent option for those seeking an upgrade in 2023 and are looking for a top-tier smartphone experience. OnePlus has also introduced devices like the OnePlus Nord 3 and OnePlus Nord CE 3, indicating an interest in offering multiple devices under the same brand umbrella.