OPPO has launched a new special edition of its flagship R9S and it comes in a new, cool red color. The OPPO R9S Yang Mi Special Edition is a customized edition of the R9S manufactured for fans of celebrity Chinese actress and singer, Yang Mi. It comes with an autograph of the actress signed by her on the back cover of the device as well as with a few gifts inside the box.
The OPPO R9S Yang Mi Special Edition adopts the same design as the original R9S but it features specialized wallpaper and theme specially selected by Yang Mi herself. The red color gives the device a romantic and cool look. It does a good job of masking the fused antenna band such that they are nearly invisible.
On the specs end, the device packs the same lineup as the original R9S, sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p display with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which should provide better resistance against drops. Inside, the R9S is running the Snapdragon 625 chipset, a much better upgrade as compared to the Helio P10 chipset in the previous generation. This new chip should also ensure better GPU performance than the R9 model. As for memory, there is a 4GB RAM and 64GB of ROM setup.
Further, the R9S packs a 16MP Sony IMX398 sensor at the rear, which is said to be jointly developed by OPPO and Sony. The sensor is reportedly fast and “comparable to SLR camera speeds” and comes with tailored features. There is also dual-core focus and dual LED flash onboard. The device also features a 16MP sensor up front as well. As for the software, the OPPO R9S runs on the company’s ColorOS 3.0 version. Inside, there is a decent 3010mAh battery but with VOOC fast charging, the battery shouldn’t be an issue on the device.
The red colored OPPO R9S Yang Mi Special edition retains the same 2799 Yuan ($416)be seen as an added variant to the already available color options namely, gold, rose gold and black. The device would officially go on sale on December 23 at 10 am.