the new Oppo R819 smartphone may not have the “coveted” Google Play Edition trailing behind its model name, but this Chinese handset does have provision to run stock Android (4.2.1) out-of-the-box if you so choose. so, Android purists who can’t take their eyes off this sleek device have something to rejoice about. actually, there’s more; apart from the original ROM, you also have a choice of running Oppo Color ROM that, according to Oppo, is a “completely fresh take on Android” with unique features and “is developed with Oppo’s fans.” as to what’s in this Color ROM (presumably, Oppo’s very own custom ROM) is still not clear. in short, what you will be getting is one device with a choice of three flavors of Android OS, which is the first for a factory Android device. on the hardware aspects, this sleek slim frame device with stylish metallic accents has a 4.7-inch HD IPS display with OGS technology and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor, along with 1GB of RAM and Imagination PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

other features include 16GB internal storage, a 8MP Sony Exmor BSI sensor main camera with LED flash, a 2MP front-facing wide angle camera, dual SIM support, and a 2,000 mAh battery. naturally, it will also have the suite of connectivity options and sensors, including Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, proximity, ambient light sensor, as well as 4D gyroscope. the Oppo R819 Smartphone is available online for pre-order and is expected to be shipped in early September. that said, we didn’t actually find the pre-order page, but it should be popping up on Amazon and Oppo Style shop pretty soon, which also means we have absolutely no idea how much it will set you back at. have a few more look in the image gallery below.

Oppo via Engadget

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