The company will sell the Oppo N1 in a limited and standard edition, one running Oppo’s new Color OS and the other running popular ROM CyanogenMod. We believe Oppo will target the CyanogenMod edition in the US, where the ROM is most popular.
Oppo has added some pretty neat features onto the Oppo N1, including the 13MP rotating rear camera and back touch panel. Inside the device is the Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage and a huge 3610mAh battery.
We have not heard details on the reception for the new device in China, Oppo has some tough competition in their home-region, with Xiaomi and Meizu both bringing out top notch flagship devices at cheap prices.
Oppo is the first one to really bring expansion to the US and Europe with carrier involvement. We do not know how many carrier will jump on the opportunity to have an unknown brand on their service, but many Android fans know who Oppo are and love the Oppo Find 5.
This is a big move by Oppo and one that may backfire, Huawei, Lenovo and other huge brands have not been able to penetrate the European or US market with their mobile devices, with most still opting for Samsung or Apple as their device manufacturer.
In the dense Android universe, we wonder if the Oppo N1, which is already a little outdated in terms of raw specs, is up to the scratch. It does have a 5.9-inch 1080p display for big phablet fans and the weird rotating camera may be exciting enough for some, but the main winning feature here is CyanogenMod out the box.