The hotly anticipated Oppo N1 has been finally revealed, and our first impressions are very, very positive.
Oppo has lauded the N1 for its camera for a long time, and we finally got to see what it’s made of. It’s a 13MP sensor with six lenses, but the real highlight here is that it is able to rotate for full 206 degrees and lock in every angle! It’s the first of its kind, so all of the bragging rights go to the engineers at Oppo. With this invention the need of a separate front-facing camera is gone, and this comes with its own benefits as well: no more crappy self-portraits, a minimal price reduction, etc. The camera launch time is also very quick: the phone is able to launch the cam in 0.6 seconds, with a simple 120-degree rotation of the sensor.
The impressive camera features aside, the Oppo N1 has a bunch of more things that will make you smile. For one, it’s built around a beautifully-crafted aluminium body, which is a pleasant thing to see at any time. It’s quite large though, and the main reason behind this is its 5.9-inch FullHD display, unrivaled by even the Note 3. The spec sheet ticks every check box of the tech enthusiast’s requirement list. There’s a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU ticking inside, Adreno 320 GPU responsible for the graphic drawing, 2GB RAM memory, 16GB/32GB storage, the usual set of sensors and connectivity options, and a 3610mAh juice pack. Another interesting innovative feat of the Oppo N1 is its one-of-a-kind touch panel on the back for easy one-handed operation of the smartphone.
Oppo has baked its own operating system based on Android 4.2 for the N1, called Color. According to the manufacturer, its OS has over 410 design improvements over the stock Android and 37 unique patents. In case Color isn’t your cup of tea, Oppo partnered with CyanogenMod to offer you another, purer experience for the N1, which is already familiar to the masses. That’s no other than CyanogenMod ROM, which also improves the Android experience with its immense set of features that help you unleash the true potential of your smartphone. Both operating systems are available at your own choice.
Oppo N1 will be available next month for a full retail price of $570. Dont expect to see it subsidized by any of the US carriers.
So, was this enough to get you heated for the Oppo N1? You can bet we are in love with this device, but what about you?