One year after introducing the Oppo N1, Oppo company has held a special conference in Singapore during which they took the wraps off of the new Oppo N3 with a motorized swivel camera replacing traditional two separate units. Apart from the innovative camera solution the device received also a considerable hardware improvement and several upgrades for the camera shooter. Feel interested in further details? Let’s take a close-up at the new Oppo N3.
Oppo N3 vs. Oppo N1
Oppo trying to develop the N line do all their best to improve its rotating camera unit that is the line’s most notable characteristics. The new rotating camera on Oppo N3 is a 16MP f/2.2 module with a motorized mechanism. The unit has been brought to life in partnership with prestigious Schneider Optics. Additionally, the camera controlled by on-screen gestures or the O-Click remote can automatically rotate around up to 206 degrees, which is said to enable its future users to shoot panoramic photos without the necessity to spin the phone around. Another that that, the camera sports a Tracking Focus feature that helps the users capture moving objects in focus.
Going deeper into the specs list, the Oppo N3 goes on sale equipped with 5.5-inch display sporting 1080p resolution and only 400 ppi of pixel density. So, as you’ve probably already noticed the screen has been downgraded in comparison to the ginormous 5.9-inch display featured by the N3’s predecessor. Furthermore, the handset features a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5Ghz paired with 2GB RAM. The internal storage capacity details are so far unknown.
Unfortunately, the battery capacity parameters has also been shrunken from the N1’s 3,610 mAh to only 3,000 mAh. But, the battery’s poor capacity has been compensated by the Oppo’s VOOC technology that makes the phone charge up to 75 percent in just 30 minutes. All those who expect that the smaller battery will contribute to the N3’s lower overall dimensions can be slightly disappointed since measuring 161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm the device weights only 21g less than its predecessor and its almost 9mm shorter, but simultaneously considerably thinner, so frankly speaking the difference isn’t significant.
On its rear side, the Oppo N3 features the Touch Access fingerprint scanner that allows its user to assign up to five different fingerprints to the phone’s different functions and apps making the access to the handset easier than ever. The mentioned earlier O-Click remote control is a gadget that accompanies the phone that doesn’t only allow to take a picture and turn the camera around but also control music playback.
In the field of software, we will get the Oppo’s own Color OS upgraded to v2.0i version installed on the top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Moreover, the gesture-based controls are said to provide better user experience.
As for now the specific N3’s debut date hasn’t been officially announced, however the manufacturer promises to release the phone by the end of 2014 at pricing of $649. Be sure, we will keep you posted when any further details concerning the N3 and its rotating camera module come to the light.