Oppo announces the N1 - a 5.9-inch phablet with a very interesting camera

Oppo n1

So Oppo has finally unveiled the N1 phablet. It has a 5.9-inch 1080p display and a quite cool 13 megapixel camera solution. The camera can be rotated and work as both a front and back camera. That’s a first.

Another cool thing is that you can choose to have CyanogenMod[1] pre-installed.

I think Oppo[2] has a very interesting product in the N1, and I think it will succeed. Especially with a price around $570 dollar for the 16GB version.

The most interesting is probably the 13MP camera, which sits on a case-mounted hinge and rotates to serve as both the rear and front cameras.

The camera will activate upon rotation, and the 206-degree rotation axis has been stress-tested for 100,000 uses.

OPPO N1 Specifications:

  • Color: White
  • Dimensions: 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 213 g
  • Operating system: Color, based on Android 4.2
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 / 32 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3610 mAh
  • Screen: 5.9-­‐inch, 1080p Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels), 377 PPI, 16 million colors
  • Touchscreen: Multi-­‐touch, capacitive screen
  • O-­‐Touch: Slide up or down, left or right, tap, double tap and long press for different functionality
  • Rotating Camera: 13-­‐megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP, Dual-­‐mode LED, Aperture f/2.0
  • Scene modes: Normal, Panorama, High Speed, Rewind, Beautify, and Slow Shutter
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
  • USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, 5G Wi-­‐Fi 802.11 ac, Wi-­‐Fi Direct, Wi-­‐Fi Display, GPS, Distance sensor, Light sensor, G-­‐sensor, 4D Gyroscope
  • In the box: OPPO N1, O-­‐Click Bluetooth Remote Control, In-­‐ear type earphones, Micro USB cable, Charger, SIM ejector tool
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Here is a video about what I think of the Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod:

From Oppo Reveals The N1: Rotating 13MP Camera, 5.9" Screen, CyanogenMod Edition Will Launch With CM Pre-Installed

  1. CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices. It’s based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android. See more posts tagged CyanogenMod.  ↩

  2. OPPO Electronics Corp., Ltd is an electronics manufacturer based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. Its major product lines include MP3 players, portable Media players, LCD-TVs, eBooks, DVD/Blu-ray Disc players and mobile phones. Founded in 2004, the company has registered the Oppo brand name in many parts of the world, with a company mission to become one of the worldwide leading brand in consumer electronics.  ↩