Oppo’s new smartphone, the N1, is finally official. The company announced its latest product at a special event in Beijing earlier today. The phones come with an advanced camera, Oppo’s on OS and specs that will satisfy needs of the most users. The device will hit the stores with price tag of 3,498 CNY, which is about $571. The Oppo N1 is now available for pre-order for China Mobile customers and will start shipping some time in October.
Oppo N1 to be available with CyanogenMod
It was not a secret that Oppo was putting a lot of effort into building the N1’s camera and it looks like the hard work paid off. The 13-megapixel camera offers CMOS sensor, an f/2.0, 6-element lens and dual LED. The innovative feature of the camera, however, is that it can rotate 206 degrees and can take pictures at any position.
Tests performed by Oppo indicate that the camera module can withstand 100,000 times of rotating and still function properly. The camera can be activated by rotating the module or by touching a special area on the back panel.
The touch-sensitive spot also allows you to play next song while listening to music or do a custom action. The Oppo N1 features a 5.9-inch Full HD display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory.
The phone runs Oppo’s own Color OS, which is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but focuses mostly on gesture navigation. At a later date, the N1 also will be available with CyanogenMod software, which will allow the Oppo N1 to run pure Android.