Oppo has officially announced the N1 smartphone at an event in Beijing. The smartphone has been making its way to the rumor mill quite often and this revelation finally puts an end to months of speculation. The smartphone has all the makings of a true flagship (for the Chinese markets) and could potentially be the next big thing in the region.
The smartphone houses a large 5.9 inch 1080p display like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. What’s eye grabbing about the Oppo N1 is its uniquely positioned 13MP camera packed with the PureImage Image Signal Processor (ISP), which can be swiveled around 206 degrees to act as a front facing camera. This camera is accompanied by a powerful dual LED flash. The company will be launching clip-on lenses for the camera as well. The uniqueness doesn’t end there though. Oppo has designed the portion below the camera sensor to be touch sensitive. Users here can make gestures (double tap, long press or slide) to a preset function like taking pictures, changing music tracks, opening an application etc. Oppo calls this feature the O-Touch. Developers will be able to develop apps based on this as Oppo will publish the API soon.
The smartphone is running on Oppo’s Color OS (based on CyanogenMod), which is based around Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Oppo has worked deeply with the OS and made several changes to make it look like a fresh new OS. There’s no information on pricing or global availability just yet, but it goes without saying that the Chinese markets will get it first.
Via: GSM Arena