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Oppo N1 Features Rotating 13MP Camera

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The Oppo N1 was recently unveiled and it’s a beast of a smartphone that differentiates itself by using a rotating 13MP camera.  In a world where selfie shots are becoming the in thing, a smartphone that has a 13MP front-facing camera is bound to get some attention.  The camera on the Oppo N1 rotates through a hinge mechanism, so if you need it to face the back or the front, you just need to push it in the direction you want it to go.

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Oppo N1

The Oppo N1 is fitted with a formindable set of hardware specs, even besting other flagships in some areas.   The Oppo N1 has a 5.9-inch full HD display (373ppi) and is powered by a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core processor paired with 2GB of RAM.  Buyers can go for the 16GB or 32GB models.   Powering the Oppo N1 is a 3610mAh battery which should be just right considering the huge size of its display.  The phone is light though, weighing only 213 grams.  It has a rear touch panel that can be used to scroll, tap and capture photos.

Speaking of photos, Oppo N1 is a photography-centric smartphone, with a camera constructed from 67 different components and the first Android device to have a six-piece lens system.  It is good with low light shots as it features an f/2.0 wide aperture lens.

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The Oppo N1 runs on ColorOS, Oppo’s UI based on Android 4.2.   ColorOS has a few software tricks like live weather themes that interact with the icons, a drop-down board for drawing patterns to trigger specific apps, and a notification of the call recipient’s weather.

The Oppo N1 is priced at $570 and will be released in October.  Here’s to hoping this smartphone also reaches the Philippines somehow.

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