The Oppo N1 was announced today, a camera-centric phone with one very unique feature.
The N1 is the company’s first ‘N-Lens’ series device, and features a 1.7GHz quad-core APQ8064 running ‘ColorOS’ UI on Android, 5.9-inch 1080p display, a touch panel at the back that’s meant to help with scrolling and taking photos, 16 or 32 GB of internal memory, all powered by a 3610 mAh battery.
The big unique thing about this phone though, is the 13 Megapixel, f/2.0, 6-element lens camera with a dual LED flash, which can rotate over 206 degrees so that you can also use it as a front facing camera. Oppo has apparently tested the N1’s swivel camera which has passed a 100,000-time rotation test, which apparently means if you rotate it 40 times a day, it’ll last atleast 7 years, heh. Other highlights include a camera startup time of just 0.6 seconds, and long exposure for up to 8 seconds.
Available in China this October for CN¥3,498 or about US $570.
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