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Oppo announces the Oppo N1 Mini phone with impressive swivel camera

ByinAnnouncements | May 31, 2014

Oppo N1 MiniAimed at selfie enthusiasts, the Oppo N1 smartphone with a unique 13MP swiveling camera was launched in December last year. Fast forward five months and Oppo announces the Oppo N1 Mini, a smaller and more modest model but still featuring the same impressive rotating camera. The N1 new Mini is now live on Oppo’s website and most likely will be introduced in more details on June 11th.

Oppo N1 Mini with 13MP swiveling camera

Oppo N1 Mini PhoneThe landing page for the Oppo N1 Mini doesn’t reveal a great deal on hardware and focuses mostly on the phone’s massive camera. The 13-megapixel rotating shooter sitting at the top of the device is its indisputable highlight. The Sony Exmor camera offers a six-part lens with f/2.0 aperture and 1/3.2” sensor and thanks to hinges can be flipped from back to front, thus allowing for the best quality selfies ever.

The phone is smaller than its huge older brother, though measuring 5.84 x 2.84 x 0.35 inches (148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm) it hardly qualifies as mini. Tipping scales at 5.33 ounces (151 grams), it’s also more lightweight. For comparison, last year’s Oppo N1 measures 6.72 x 3.25 x 0.35 inches (170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm) and weighs 7.51 ounces (213 grams). It’s unclear, however, how big the screen is. Most likely the display measures 5-inches, which would be 0.9 inches down from N1’s 5.9-inch screen.

Resolution was downgraded to 720p from 1080p, as was battery capacity – from 3,610 mAh to 2,140 mAh. Other details remain a mystery at the moment, though it is speculated that the N1 Mini will be powered by an eight-core MediaTek or an Exynos 5422 CPU with 1 GB of RAM. If true, then the N1 Mini will be less powerful than the N1 which sports Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM.

The Oppo N1 Mini will run on 4G LTE networks and will ship with ColorOS 4.1 out of the box. The phone will be available in several color options, for example white and yellow.

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