Oppo N1, World’s First Smartphone with Rotating Camera, Launches Internationallyby jay.m December 12, 2013 0 comments
Oppo, the Chinese company, has confirmed the launch of its unique smartphone N1 worldwide on its Google+ page. The world’s first smartphone with rotating camera was introduced by Oppo in September’13 amidst much fanfare. However the company had not revealed any details about its pricing or availability then.
The company has officially announced that the N1 will be available for sale from December 10 in US and European markets. The pricing for US market is $599 for 16GB variant and $649 for the 32GB variant, whereas in the European market the device will come with a price tag of €449 for 16GB and €479 for 32GB. The device comes with only one color option- White.
The N1 sports a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. It is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Oppo’s Color UI instead of the Google’s latest OS version but this can be upgraded via update. Also, the company has tied up with Cyanogen. So a limited no. of phones will also be available with pre-installed CyanogenMod.
The key feature is the 13MP rotating camera (206 degrees) that acts as both the front and rear camera. This enables the user to use the high quality camera for imaging as well as video chatting. The camera can be easily launched by twisting it and it can also be locked at any angle. Another key feature is touch-sensitive panel on the back called the O-Touch that allows taking photos, scrolling and more.
The device lacks 4G LTE connectivity but supports GSM and WCDMA. All of this is packed with 3600 mAh battery.
Oppo N1 specification:
• 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display
• 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
• 2GB RAM
• Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• 13MP rotating camera with LED flash
• 3600 mAh battery
The buyers will also get Easy-Cover case and O-Click Bluetooth camera remote which can work within a range of 50 meters. It allows to remotely operate the camera as well as to set off an alarm in case the device is misplaced.
The N1 is already launched in Oppo’s hometown- China.