The OPPO R9S was released in October of 2016 as a successor to the OPPO R9 (OPPO F1 Plus) released in March of the same year. When the phone was launched, it was available in three color variants: Gold, Rose Gold, and Black, but OPPO has announced a new color variant. Like I’ve said before, releasing new color variant for a phone is like launching the phone afresh and that’s what OPPO is doing.
The company has released a red variant of the OPPO R9S and they are calling it the New Year Anniversary Edition. This new edition is no different from the Yang Mi Special Edition save for the lack of the Actress’ signature.
It still sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage and the same 16MP camera in front and on the rear. The battery is no different at 3010mAh, there is a fingerprint scanner up front, and you still get dual SIM support.
However, it looks way nicer than the other colors. The antenna lines are more visible now that they are coated black but that doesn’t make it look less beautiful in any way. Alhough the phone is red, all the accessories are white.
The New Year Anniversary Edition of the OPPO R9S will go on sale on the 11th of January for ¥2,7999 ($416). We hope OnePlus eventually releases a red or green variant of the OP3/OP3T soon.