Established in 2008, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo which already has a leading market in North America, Europe and Asia has finally entered the Indian market with the launch of its latest high-end unusual camera design smartphone Oppo N1.
The best part! The Oppo N1 comes with a unique swiveling camera, which will rotate and work both as the front and rear facing camera. The company has priced its smartphone at Rs. 39,999.
The smartphone which was officially launched last year around September comes with the full HD 5.9 inch display offering a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and delivers a stunning 377 pixels per inch pixel density.
This phone is powered by 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. The internal storage is not expandable and customers can buy the handset in two variants: 16 GB and 32 GB models.
Moving on the camera section, there is a 13 MP CMOS sensor camera (from Sony) which features 6 lenses stacked over one another. The wide Aperture f/2.0 camera is supported by Fujitsu IPS imaging chip. Also add a Dual LED flash. The camera, which can be rotated up to 180 degrees can be used to take super-high quality selfies. And upon rotating the camera hinge, also activates the camera.
Connectivity options include NFC and DLNA, 3G and WiFi. Apart from that, the area under the camera is touch sensitive and thus it has been named as O Touch. You can use this O Touch to play music or browse web.
Over all, it will be powered by a generous 3610 mAh battery capacity. Looking at the specs and price of the handset, it looks like Oppo N1 will come to compete with the latest smartphones selling in the market including Nokia Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520, LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Gionee Elife E7, Nexus 5, Sony Xperia Z1 among others.
Oppo N1 will be launched by bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor in a Delhi event today. At the same time, Oppo has also revealed that the company will be announcing another smartphone called the R1 in the coming months.
This one comes with a 5 inch IPS display with a HD resolution, 1.3GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB interanl storage, 2410 MAh battery, 5MP rear camera with Dual LED flash. The Chinese company didn't reveal the price of the R1 smartphone as of now.
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Oppo has also announced that in India they will be selling a limited edition of their latest flagship device, Oppo N1, which will ship with CyanogenMod.
This special edition of the Oppo N1 will come running CyanogenMod out of the box, which has been customized to support all the unique features of the Oppo N1, and include extra CyanogenMod accessories.
To perfect the Oppo N1 further, Oppo partnered with CyanogenMod, the world rekindled aftermarket Android operating system, to give users a choice in the software they run on their Oppo N1. A limited supply of Oppo N1 devices will ship running CyanogenMod.
The limited edition Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod will ship in India at the same price as regular Oppo N1 devices.
According to the company press release, CyanogenMod team has tailored their software to specifically support all of the unique features of the Oppo N1 including the O-Touch back touch panel, O-Click Bluetooth remote control, the revolutionary rotating camera, and also unique features from ColorOS such as double tap to wake and screen-off gestures.
The limited Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition also comes with extras like CyanogenMod stickers, unique CyanogenMod packaging, and a specially designed case for the N1 featuring CyanogenMod and Oppo mascots, Cid and Ollie
So far, the Chinese smartphone makers including Lenovo, Gionee and Huawei have already been running their operations in India, lets see what impact with Oppo make on the consumers with its new N1 smartphones. Share your opinion in the comments section below.