One of the Chinese smartphone makers- Oppo, which recently entered the Indian market this year is now all set to expand its high-end smartphone portfolio. The first phone that the company launched in India was the N1 which features an impressive rotating camera.
Now the latest news pertaining to the same brand has appeared online, which suggests that the company is all set to launch the mini variant of the Oppo N1 smartphone. We are basically waiting for the May 30th as the company is reportedly said to unveil the latest handset on the very day.
The news come from the Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. And since this was posted through Oppo's official Weibo account so this is pretty much a confirmed news. The post is accompanied with an image which features a sketch of a device that has a rotating camera, something that we first saw on the original Oppo N1.
However, there is one thing that is not clear, the image posted on the Weibo doesn't mention Oppo N1 mini anywhere.
The handset has leaked several times in the past, thus we have a basic knowledge of what specs the Oppo N1 is going to feature.
Thus, culminating all the rumors and leaks that have appeared online until now, we can expect the handset to come with 5-inch 720p HD display, an octa core processor from either Samsung or MediaTex as well as 4G LTE support. It's also rumored to have a 13 megapixel rotating rear camera with LED flash and a 2,140mAh battery.
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Oppo N1 Mini is expected to sport a 5-inch display, which means the company has slashed about 0.9-inch from Oppo N1's display. However, the resolution and pixel count are sure to get a downgrade.
Clearly, the phone will not be a 'mini' in terms of size but will be more of a younger sibling in terms of features and specifications. The Full HD might be out of the question and a 720p resolution is what the handset will be bearing.
Also, in the image revealed by Oppo, the phone will sport a single LED flash instead of the dual flash as in Oppo N1. Clearly, the phone will see a major downgrade in the camera department.
However, considering the swivel action that has been retained, we are guessing that the camera resolution won't drop below 8MP. But there is a possibility of seeing a 13MP shooter as well.
There are hardly any details pertaining to the processor and Android version which will be used in the Oppo N1 mini handset. But rumors are rife about the company using an octa core chipset from either Samsung or MediaTek.
The original Oppo N1 comes with a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad core processor with Adreno 320 GPU coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It runs on Oppo's home made Color OS, which is built on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Thus, chances are that the mini variant might use the same 2GB of RAM and a same version of Color OS which is based on Android KitKat OS.
It supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G connectivity. However, there are not much information about the connectivity aspect, but for your reference, Oppo N1 came with NFC and DLNA, 3G and WiFi. SO chances are that the mini variant might also use the same connectivity features.
The N1 Mini is said to be slightly smaller and lighter than the N1. It will be powered by a slightly less-potential battery- 2140mAh battery. The Oppo N1 comes with a 3610 mAh battery.