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OnePlus 8 already beaten by fastest charging phone in the world

Oppo Reno Ace 2
(Image credit: GSMArena/JD.com)

The Oppo Reno Ace 2 has been spotted on a retail site, revealing some important specs that could make it one of the best Android phones

Combined with its recently leaked wireless charging pad, this could be a phone that'll pose a major threat to OnePlus and its upcoming OnePlus 8 series phones. It could even offer a more affordable but still capable alternative to the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S20

The Ace 2 renders come from Chinese online retailer JD.com (via GSMArena) that reveal that the handset will have 8GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/256GB storage, and 12GB RAM/256GB storage options, with a choice of black and blue colors.

Previous leaks we've seen, coming from Chinese certification site TENAA, tell us that the Ace 2 will have a punch-hole display, likely with a 90Hz refresh rate, four rear cameras (48MP, 8MP, 2MP and 2MP), and a single 16MP front camera.

Most uniquely, the Reno Ace 2 will feature 65W wired charging and 40W wired charging, potentially making this the fastest charging phone in the world right now; the OnePlus 8 Pro with its recently revealed 30W wireless charger had looked set to hold that crown. 

Oppo Reno Ace 2

(Image credit: GSMArena/JD.com)

To support the 40W wireless charging, however, you'll need a specific charger beyond the normal 10W Qi standard you get on the average wireless charger. To that end, we have heard news of the AirVOOC charger, the Oppo designed 40W-compatible charger, was found on the Wireless Power Consortium website, the industry group that overlooks wireless charging devices.

Oppo AirVOOC charger

(Image credit: Wireless Power Consortium)

We're expecting the Ace 2 to appear on April 13, a day before OnePlus is due to reveal the OnePlus 8. The OnePlus 8 will be the company's first phone with wireless charging, but at a rumored 30W rather than the 40W one that Oppo is using. It will likely share the same internal specs as the Ace based on the rumors, including a Snapdragon 865 CPU and 5G compatibility.

Oppo Ace 2

(Image credit: GSMArena/JD.com)

The only problem with the Reno Ace 2 is that like the original Reno Ace, it hasn't been confirmed that it'll get sold anywhere outside of China yet. Hopefully it will be available overseas to act as a new challenger in the Android phone space, with its class-leading features and likely reasonable price.

Richard Priday

Richard is a Tom's Guide staff writer based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, gaming, audio and whatever else people need advice on. He's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.