Oppo has officially announced the Oppo N1, their newest smartphone with some innovative features from the Chinese startup manufacturer, showing their ideas on what smartphones should be capable of achieving.
The Oppo N1 has a rather large 5.9-inch full HD IPS display, hitting 377 pixel per inch, a little lower than the HTC One or Galaxy S4 due to the huge size of the new smartphone, which should really be considered a phablet.
Oppo has added a super sensitive display allowing users to control the phone screen with gloves on. The Oppo N1 also has a back cover for gesture control, users can long press, slide and double tap to open apps/folders and issue commands to the smartphone.
Inside the device there is a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage (without microSD slot) and a 13MP CMOS camera with f/2.0 aperture and Fujitsu IPS imaging chip.
The camera has been rumored to be something special from Oppo and it does not disappoint, with the module able to rotate 206 degrees to take front facing images and photos of the sky. Oppo has added some advanced software features allowing different images to be taken.
Battery life on the Oppo N1 should be incredible, with a 3610mAh battery. The Oppo N1 also has dual-band WiFi/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and NFC. Oppo has partnered up with two well known Chinese NFC payment services.
Running on the Oppo N1 will be a choice of Color OS or CyanogenMod, both running on Android 4.2. This is CyanogenMod’s first hardware manufacturer partnership, some rumors pointed to HTC and others pointed to Oppo, seems the latter is correct.
Priced at 3498 CNY ($571) it is the traditional price for an off contract high-end device, about $100 cheaper than the Galaxy Note 3 off contract. Oppo did not detail a release worldwide, but with CyanogenMod we could see it come to the US.