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Oppo N1 photo with ultra-thin bezels surfaces

Oppo N1 photo

A new exclusive Oppo N1 photo has surfaced online, thanks to GizChina. The image shows off the handset’s ultra-thin bezels and camera user interface. There is some text written in Chinese, which GizChina says talks about the camera’s ability to capture clear images even in low light, as well as minimize blurring and noise due to the less-than-optimal light conditions.

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Oppo N1 specifications and features

Plenty of leaks and teasers regarding the Oppo N1 have arrived before this new promotional photo.

It had been revealed previously that the device will measure 5.9 inches diagonally, and will feature a 1080p IPS panel. Likewise, it will arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a microSD card slot for expansion. Other leaks point to a 3,500 mAh battery that will support fast charging. Supposedly, such battery will be fully-charged in as little as two hours.

One of the upcoming handset’s highlights is a rear touch panel that works with the 12 or 16 MP main camera. Last month, the touch panel became the subject of some controversy, when Oppo released what was believed to be a suggestive advertisement showing the back of a woman.

The same camera is expected to pack Xenon flash, and features that will allow it to compete with devices that boast of powerful cameras. For instance, it had been rumored that the device will be able to capture long exposure images. It will also be compatible with lens attachments that will provide the user with more control over images captured by the device.

Along with the controversial advertisement, teaser videos for the Oppo N1 have been posted, encouraging greater anticipation for the handset. A countdown of the days leading up to the unveiling of the device is now available at Oppo’s website.

Oppo N1 release and price

The Oppo N1 will be launched on the 23rd of this month. When it is finally released, the Oppo N1 will compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Nokia Lumia 1020, Sony Xperia Z1, and the HTC One. Rumors suggest that it will be priced around $650.

What’s your take on the Oppo N1 photo? Are you excited for its thin bezels or its camera features?

via gizchina

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Smartphone Coming In The Summer With 16 MP Camera

Despite failing to make the Galaxy Camera a mainstream hit in the technology world, Samsung has big plans for the future regarding the blurring of lines between smartphones and digital cams. A second-gen Galaxy Camera is allegedly in the works for a while now, but the biggest bomb Sammy might be dropping in the near future is something called the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Something like this, but closer to the S4 design-wise and with voice communications support.
Something like this, but closer to the S4 design-wise and with voice communications support.

According to Sam Mobile, the GS4 Zoom is to be Samsung’s first ever camera phone, meaning it will have one selling point and only one – the rear-facing snapper. This will reportedly sport a 16 MP sensor, which is a novelty in the Android world, but still a long way from Nokia’s 41 MP cam fitted on last year’s 808 PureView phone.

But we know very well a cam’s quality is not all about the megapixel count, so something tells us that if Samsung will market this S4 Zoom as a “camera phone”, it will really rock an awesome shooter.

The rest of the features rumored for the Zoom include a pretty modest 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels resolution) AMOLED screen, just 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, plus the running of Android Jelly Bean (likely 4.1) with the TouchWiz Nature UX on top.

Mind you, this is going to be a smartphone and not a smart cam like the Galaxy Camera, so it will come with support for GSM voice communication too. As for the processor and RAM, those have apparently not been “decided yet”, which sounds a little fishy given Sam Mobile’s sources told the website the S4 Zoom will be launched sometime in June or July.

In any case, you shouldn’t expect the fellow to be equipped with 2 gigs of RAM or an octa-core CPU. Even a quad-core chipset seems like a slim possibility looking at that petite, low-res display and the 8 GB of storage, but hey, it’s not like a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at, say, 1.5 GHz would be so bad, right?

Codenamed SM-C1010, the GS4 Zoom is most definitely going to follow Galaxy S4’s design “philosophy”, meaning it might look very similar to the recently unveiled Galaxy Core. As for pricing, it’s nearly impossible to hope to make an accurate prediction at this time, but one thing is clear nevertheless – this thing needs to be cheaper than the Galaxy Camera. How about $400, Sammy? Or, if you really want to sell millions of these, $350.

Via [Sam Mobile]