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.
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.
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.