Right now in India, larger phones are fast becoming the norm. Users like to be able to combine their devices into one, and considering that quality Android tablets cost a lot more in the region, it’s no surprise that affordable phablets have flooded India. Even the likes of industry stalwarts like HP have debuted large-screened devices in the region. Oppo is a well-known company throughout Asia and now, they’re bringing their flagship N1 to India. The N1 has a lot to offer phablet lovers, with it’s 5.9-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel rotating camera and quad-core Snapdragon 600 with 2GB of RAM. While the N1 only ships with Android 4.2 and Oppo’s ColorOS on top of it, it’s very easy to get CyanogenMod on to the N1.
Oppo’s N1 isn’t exactly cheap in India, with a price tag of RS 39,999 (which is roughly $640 US) however, you do get a lot of phone for your money. The only problem Oppo faces with the N1 in India is the vast amount of competition from the likes of Micromax, XOLO and Gionee. Hopefully though, the N1 can prove successful and will lead Oppo to build up their presence in the region. The N1 will be available in 12 regions across India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ludhiana. That’s a decent rollout for a new device such as this, but the price still might be offputting for some.
Oppo went in a different direction with the N1 when compared to the Find 5 and with the Find 7 apparently on its way, it might be worth waiting for the Find 7 if you’re really interested in getting your hands on an Oppo device. Oppo are advertising their budget-minded Oppo R1 as coming soon, too so if you’re on a tight budget there may be more Oppo goodies on the way. Let us know if you’rec considering the Oppo N1 in India!