Vodafone rolls out a limited edition Galaxy S9 and S9+ for Formula 1 fans
Samsung has teamed up with Vodafone Netherlands and Red Bull Ring to launch a limited edition Galaxy S9 and S9+ for Formula 1 fans. Dubbed the Red Bull Ring limited edition, the bundle includes a standard Galaxy S9/S9+ along with a custom case featuring the insignia of the team's test track in Austria. The bundle comes with custom packaging, and has exclusive Red Bull themes.
As spotted by GSMArena, the case has an NFC chip that automatically changes the system theme to the Red Bull one as soon as you attach it to the back of the phone. You also get Grand Prix images and videos via Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport, as well as detailed information on all the tracks in this year's F1 calendar.
Aside from the software additions and the custom case, the phone is a standard Midnight Black variant of the Galaxy S9 or S9+. Either device is up for sale on Vodafone Netherlands, and it's unlikely we'll see them make their way to other markets.
If you're interested, you can pick up the Galaxy S9 Red Bull Ring edition by paying €54 ($67) down and €48 ($60) toward monthly fees, which gets you 6GB of LTE data and unlimited calls and texts. The Galaxy S9+ Red Bull Ring edition, meanwhile, is available for €126 ($156) down and monthly instalments of €51 ($63). Both devices are up for grabs until April 27, so best act fast.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
Don't care about the Redbull themes but I really want that dark red color for the Always On Display clock! You can only do dark colors for the Lock Screen clock since you can use the color scale. The red color option for the Always On Display is too light and just doesn't look good to me.