Oppo R9s surfaces in brilliant red, launch imminent

George, 12 December 2016

The Oppo R9s is due to get another color option to complement the existing black and two shades of gold. Revealed by a post on Weibo, the new version is in a brilliant red color and will be available in China before the end of the year, the source claims.

Oppo R9s in red
Oppo R9s in red

The report doesn't say anything about hardware changes (not that a new color mandates any), but the R9s is already a pretty nice package as it is. A FullHD 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 14nm 4K-capable Snapdragon 625 chipset, and 16MP cameras front and back will almost make you forget that Oppo hasn't had a true flagship since the Find 7 more than two and a half years ago.

The Oppo R9s is priced at CNY 2,799 in its homeland (about $400), and there's no reason why the red version should be any different. It's also unclear whether the new color will be available globally.