OnePlus Ace 3 / OnePlus 12R design and colour options revealed ahead of launch

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • OnePlus shared a sneak peek of the OnePlus Ace 3’s design in a teaser video.
  • The OnePlus Ace 3 will launch as OnePlus 12R in India.
  • So far, it seems the OnePlus 12R will come in Black, Blue, and Green colour options in India and globally. The Gold colourway seems limited to China.

Smartphone brand OnePlus is set to launch the OnePlus Ace 3 in China on January 4th. This phone will be launching in India and other global markets as the OnePlus 12R (alongside OnePlus 12 5G) on January 23rd. Ahead of the announcement, both the OnePlus Ace 3 and OnePlus 12R have been teased online, showing off their back design and colour options.

OnePlus Ace 3 aka OnePlus 12R design details

  • On Weibo, OnePlus shared a sneak peek of the OnePlus Ace 3’s design in a teaser video.
  • The video features a Sand Gold colour variant and focuses on the back of the device.
  • A circular camera module is highlighted in the rear design.
  • On the right side, there are a volume rocker and a power key.
  • The left edge of the OnePlus Ace 3 / OnePlus 12R includes an alert slider.
  • The top edge seems to house a microphone, an IR blaster, and a speaker hole.
  • The teaser does not reveal the front design of the OnePlus Ace 3.
  • Earlier reports mentioned that the OnePlus Ace 3 might feature a metallic mid-frame.
  • Additionally, the OnePlus 12R was teased as well in Black and Blue colour options, courtesy of industry insider Ishan Agarwal. This is in addition to the Green colourway that was revealed a while back. It’s unclear if the OnePlus 12R will get the Gold colour option seen on the OnePlus Ace 3.

OnePlus Ace 3 / OnePlus 12R specifications (expected)

  • Display:The OnePlus Ace 3 aka OnePlus 12R is expected to have a 6.78-inch 1.5K curved AMOLED screen with 4,500 nits peak brightness and up to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
  • Chipset:The upcoming phone will likely be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
  • Rear cameras:The OnePlus phone is expected to feature a 50MP OIS main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro module.
  • Selfie camera:The OnePlus Ace 3 / OnePlus 12R is speculated to feature a 16MP sensor.
  • Storage:The phone might include LPDDR5x RAM and UFS 4.0 internal storage.
  • Software:The device is expected to launch with ColorOS based on Android 14 in China; and OxygenOS outside China.
  • Battery:The smartphone is anticipated to have a 5,500mAh battery with 100W fast wired charging support.

Key Specs

OnePlus 12R
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | 8 GBProcessor
6.78 inches (17.22 cm)Display
50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5500 mAhBattery
  • OnePlus 12R or OnePlus Ace 3 could launch in China on Jan 4th.
  • We already have the OnePlus 12R India launch details.
  • The likely specifications and features of the device are also here with us.
  • Earlier this month OnePlus launched the flagship OnePlus 12in its home market and is now rumoured to unveil the mid-ranger OnePlus Ace 3 in China on January 4th. For markets outside China, the Ace 3 could be known as the OnePlus 12R. The source of this launch date also suggests some of the important OnePlus Ace 3 specs too. Let’s have a look at everything we know.

·        OnePlus Ace 3 China launch date (rumoured)

  • As per tipster DigitalChatStation on Weibo, the Ace 3 could launch in China on January 4th. However, it will only launch alongside the OnePlus 12 in India on January 23rdunder the guise OnePlus 12R. Earlier this year, the OnePlus 11 and 11R were launched on the same stage.

OnePlus Ace 3 specifications (expected)

  • Display:We are hearing that OnePlus Ace 3 will sport a 6.78-inch 1.5K curved AMOLED screen with 4,500 nits of peak brightness and 2160Hz PWM dimming. This could be a BOE X1 oriental screen that’s present on the OnePlus 12. So, you could also get up to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
  • Cameras: The rear camera setup could consist of a 50MP main shooter with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP macro module. Although previously there were rumours of a 32MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom also in the mix but then this was quashedby tipsters DCS and Max Jambor.Anyway, the front camera could be a 16MP sensor.
  • Processor: The phone could come powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
  • Memory: It could feature LPDDR5x RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.
  • Software: OnePlus could launch the device with ColorOS based on Android 14 in China and outside China, the skin will be OxygenOS.
  • Battery: We could expect a 5,500mAh battery with 100W fast wired charging support.
  • Design: The Ace 3 could come with a metallic mid-frame and be available in grey, gold, and blue colour options.

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