OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition: The Perfect Smartphone If You’re a Fan of the Game (or the Color Purple)

If you read Dan’s review of the OnePlus 12R, you already know it delivers a premium experience in almost every way. But if you’re a Genshin Impact fan or the Iron Gray and Cool Blue colorways don’t quite do it for you, you’ll be glad you waited for this. The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition inherits the OnePlus 12R’s flagship specs, specifically tailored for Genshin Impact enthusiasts.

OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition: The Perfect Smartphone If You're a Fan of the Game (or the Color Purple)

Oh, you didn’t know that Genshin Impact-themed smartphones were a thing? Well, as you might remember, a OnePlus 11 5G X Genshin Impact Custom Gift Box was available last summer, and it was a huge hit.

But with that limited-to-1000 edition, you were basically getting a black OnePlus 11 in a really fancy Genshin Impact swag box. Nice, but not remarkable unless you really wanted that swag.

Last year's OnePlus 11 5G X Genshin Impact Custom Gift Box.

Last year’s OnePlus 11 5G X Genshin Impact Custom Gift Box.

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition, on the other hand, rocks a fully customized OS, exterior design, and enhancements for the Genshin Impact gaming experience.

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition is the result of a strategic partnership between OnePlus and HoYoverse, the game’s developers. It is the first mobile phone to be so heavily customized after a Genshin Impact character.

The OxygenOS 14 system integrates Keqing-themed elements, including custom app icons, wallpapers, and ringtones, enhancing the gaming experience.

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Designed for immersive gaming experiences and inspired by the fantasy world of Teyvat, the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition combines cutting-edge technology with artistic design, offering fans of the game (or the color purple, ha!) excellent gaming performance and a unique collector’s item.

Crafted in an exclusive Electro Violet colorway, the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition’s design mirrors the elegance and charisma of the character Keqing. It features silvery white feather motifs and a lightning stiletto logo.

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The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition features an Electro Etching engraving technique that projects the word “KEQING” onto its surface for a mesmerizing visual effect. The phone’s construction includes Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for durability and an IP64 dust and water resistance rating.

OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition: The Perfect Smartphone If You're a Fan of the Game (or the Color Purple)

The phone arrives in a limited-edition gift box packed with highly collectible merchandise and accessories tailored for Genshin Impact enthusiasts.

OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition

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These include a SIM tray ejector shaped like Lightning Stiletto, a violet charging adapter adorned with Electro Element and Lightning Stiletto logos, a violet USB Type-C charging cable featuring a convenient 90º design and violet LED light, an 80W SUPERVOOC power adapter and a custom phone case.

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Under the hood, the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition features the Trinity Engine and state-of-the-art hardware for smooth gameplay. HyperRendering technology enhances visual quality, while the 1.5K display with 4,500nits peak brightness and Dolby Vision support delivers stunning visuals.

HyperBoost ensures fast loading times and stable frame rates, while RAM-Vita optimizes memory allocation for smooth performance. The device also features dual-band Wi-Fi 7 and CPU-Vita technology for efficient power management during gaming sessions.

With an 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging and a 5,500mAh battery, the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition promises long-lasting gaming sessions with minimal downtime. OnePlus’s new cryo-velocity cooling system will prevent overheating and maintain peak performance during extended gameplay.

The device, equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a triple-camera setup with RAW HDR, offers flagship-level performance and photography capabilities.

If you are a Genshin Impact fan, like the color purple (I’m thinking of my friend Andrea Smith as I type this), or like the idea of owning a limited-edition device that no one else in your circle will likely have, this is the device for you.

OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition includes a bunch of cool swag

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition will sell for $649.99 in the U.S. and $869.99 in Canada. It will be available on the OnePlus site in the U.S. and Canada starting on March 21 at 9 a.m. ET, with pre-orders kicking off today.

OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition: The Perfect Smartphone If You're a Fan of the Game (or the Color Purple)

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As OnePlus has done with its more recent smartphones, when you buy the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition, you’ll have the opportunity to trade in any phone (and OnePlus really does mean any), regardless of its condition, on the OnePlus site and enjoy an extra discount of $100 in the U.S. or $150 in Canada.

You can pre-order the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition by clicking here.

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

1 Comment on "OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition: The Perfect Smartphone If You’re a Fan of the Game (or the Color Purple)"

  1. I do love purple but have a hard time keeping up with technology.

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