With new teasers from Oppo’s Twitter and two new leaked photos of the device, we get a better look at the newest challenger for the Android top spot. There is also a Chinese release date floating about, backed up by multiple sources in China.
The two new photo leaks show the design of the Oppo N1 as something along the lines of the Xperia Z. With small corner curves but an overall rectangular design, it looks like an attractive device, something we have come to expect from Oppo after the Find 5.
One of the big features on the Oppo N1 will be the camera, apparently it will come with OIS, f/2.o aperture, N-Lens, optical zoom and 13-megapixels. Some have pushed this away because of the lack of megapixels, but as many camera experts will know, megapixels are not a deal-breaker.
The Oppo N1 is likely to come with Android 4.2.2 or Android 4.3, depending on how fast the Chinese manufacturer can add the latest version of Android. We hope some work has been done on the Oppo skin, the Find 5’s weakest point, in our opinion, was the lacklustre UI.
Other features include a quad-core MediaTek CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, NFC, LTE and WiFi a/b/g/n/ac. Oppo is likely to go with a MediaTek chip because of the close partnership, although NVIDIA and Qualcomm are not out the discussion.
The teasers have hinted at touch controls on the back of the device, possibly allowing the user to turn the device off or set volume. The LG G2 offers some back button functionality, but the design of the buttons has made the phone a little lopsided.
Oppo is preparing to release the Oppo N1 on September 23 in China, followed by a delayed European and US launch, this could be around Q1 2014, unless Oppo finds trouble getting it on carriers or in stores.