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Oppo’s New Ad Promotes N3’s Rotating Camera While Mocking Other Smartphone Cameras

January 22, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Oppo is an interesting company, interesting indeed. The first Oppo device that got people’s attention outside of Asia was the Oppo N1, a device which launched back in 2013. That thing offered great build quality and along with the rotating camera on top, which looked odd but still impressed people back then. The packaging of that device was also spot on as far as I remember, Oppo did a great job presenting it. The company has released its successor in November last year, the Oppo N3. This thing sports a similar build to the Oppo N1, but offers a spec bump and a new and improved camera, of course. This time around, the shooter on the top is actually motorized and can rotate on its own. This sounds kinda gimmicky, but it seems to work just fine.

The company has just released a new ad for the Oppo N3, and it’s rather funny. No doubt that the camera is the main selling point for this device and the Oppo is trying to assure you of that in this commercial. If you’d like to take a look at the commercial itself, it’s embedded below this article. The ad basically shows a bunch of people trying to take a picture of something located above them, they pull out all sorts of handsets and are trying to position themselves properly in order to take an image, photosphere, panorama or whatever. They are, of course, unable to do that without bumping into each other, falling, stepping onto one another, etc. Oppo did push this a bit too far, of course they did, that’s the whole point of ads, but it’s a nice commercial worth a look, it’s just fun. Let us know what you think.

Oppo N3 features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080, 403ppi) AMOLED display along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz which comes with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. 16-megapixel 206-degree rotating camera with OV16825 sensor and f2.2 aperture (dual-LED flash included) is located on the top of this device and serves as both the rear-facing and front-facing snapper. The device features VOOC rapid charging which brings the phone from 0% to 75% charge in just half an hour, 3000mAh battery comes with the device by the way. Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed on this device with Oppo’s ColorOS 2.0 on top of it. The handset measures 161.2 x 77 x 9.9mm and weighs 192 grams.