Chinese manufacturer, OPPO’s latest flagship smartphone N1 is about to go on sale directly to customers from December 10. It is being priced at $599 in the US and €449 in Europe.
OPPO is trying hard to make its flagship N1 device stand out from the rest of top of the line Android phones. Sure it has all the top end features like a 5.9 inch 1080p display, a powerful 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera, but they have introduced innovative hardware designs, which make things easier for the user.
To start with it has a rotating camera. There must have been times when you wanted to take a selfie but the front camera just didn’t produce the high quality image that you wanted. Now with the OPPO N1 you have a fully fledged 13MP camera which works as a rear camera for normal photography and when you want to have a video call or take a front facing shot you can just rotate the camera to the front. The camera has a 1/3.06 inch 13 megapixel sensor, f/2.0 and six lenses which is considered another first on an Android device. There’s dual flash mode to allow you to adjust the right amount of light required for the perfect shot.
With such large screens on current generation Android phones, it sometimes get really difficult to operate them using one hand. OPPO N1 features a‚ touch panel at the back to make one handed operations easier. OPPO is calling it the O-Touch Panel and you can scroll and tap to find your way around.
OPPO has included a handy accessory in the box – O-Click Control. It’s a sleek looking remote to operate the N1 camera and can be used as a keyring too. It also helps you to find your device by setting off and alarm on the phone. It uses Bluetooth (BLE) to stay connected to the phone for up to a range of 15 metres.
Many users find it difficult to install custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, OPPO N1 allows you to install CyanogenMod through stock recovery without going through all the hassle of rooting and other geeky stuff. There will also be limited edition devices with CyanogenMod out of the box.
You can get yourself a OPPO N1 directly from OPPO’s own store which serving most of North America,South America, Europe and Asia. The OPPO N1 will also be available on Amazon, while Mobicity is going to cater to customers in Australia.