Oppo N1 to Cost Just $99 to Lucky Few Chosen for Pioneer Program

| October 14, 2013 | 1 Reply

Oppo N1 F&B

Oppo is not too well known in the smartphone world of the U.S., but all of that will be changing if BBK Electronics, the Chinese-based company, has their way – as they introduce us to their new Oppo N1, swivel-camera smartphone.  Unlike most Chinese companies, rather than making low-end, cheap phones, for the Asian nations, they are makers in the premium niche market and want to compete directly and with Samsung, LG, and Apple.  They have recently started an aggressive advertising campaign to get the word out about their newest Oppo N1 smartphone that has a unique swivel, or rotating camera on the top end.

Oppo Camera

The beautifully designed Oppo N1 features a rotating, 13 Mega-Pixel, 206 degree-wise camera and a rear touch panel – and at $570, is a great deal for the Western markets and if you can participate in their N1 Pioneer Program you can have the Oppo N1 for only $99.  They are looking for, “…ten creative and original people to get the earliest N1 unit for just $99 and share their photos and experiences with fellow Oppo fans.” This program will start later today (Oct 14) on Oppo’s website and you will have two weeks to submit your entry.

Oppo N1

The specifications are definitely high-end:

  • 5.9” Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS, 377 PPI Display
  • 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB Internal Storage
  • 13MP Camera with Dual LED Flash
  • 3,610mAh Battery
  • Android 4.2, based
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC
  • 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm, 213 g
  • Color: White

Special Features include:

  • O-Touch – with a rear touch panel built into the Oppo N1, you can swipe you finger on it to scroll through content on the front display, giving you a true one-handed operation and never having to block the display with your fingers.
  • O-Click Control – allows you to remotely operate the N1 Camera or even locate your phone when you are away from the device. O-Click fits on your keychain and operates up to 50 meters away via Bluetooth.
  • CyanogenMod – based on Android’s Open Source, it’s designed to increase performance and reliability, as well as new features and enhancements.

We have been hearing about the Oppo N1, with teaser videos and leaked photos for the past few months, and now we can read all about it on their website. No specific date for its release, other than “coming soon” is noted, and it will be available on Amazon.com.

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I am Pittsburgh born and raised except for a 21-year detour through the VA/DC area. I have loved technology and gadgets my entire life, especially mobile devices. I have loved all things Android since I purchased my Motorola Bionic on the day it was release. I now sport a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that you would have to pry out of my cold, dead hands! I love the excitement each day of what new Android devices will be released, and then I get write about those devices…does life get any better?
  • J. Wisdom

    This rotating camera is a great feature for riding; no needs to use an additional camera.
    I am sportive and, when I do sport, I use an ANT+ heart rate strap that sends heart rate data to a phone, tablet, watch, bike computer, and/or any other device that reads ANT+ heart rate.
    On OPPO N1 specs, I don’t see Ant+ capabilities (like Samsung Note 3, S4 etc. or Sony Xperia series).
    Being first always has an advantage in the tech market.