Oppo N1, the previous flagship device from the company and Oppo R1, the premium mid range handset, have both got themselves a price cut in the Indian retail market. Previously sold for Rs. 39,990, the Oppo N1 will now be sold for Rs. 32,990 whereas the Oppo R1, which started selling for Rs. 26,990 will now be sold for Rs. 24,990. Replacing the flagship N1 is the new Find 7 which was announced a while back in India, and it will instead sell for Rs. 37,990. This price cut comes after the portfolio refresh that happened recently, with the announcement of the new top end devices Find 7 and the Find 7a.
We had unboxed the Oppo R1 a while ago, and our initial impressions are that the price to performance ratio is skewed towards the former than the latter. On the other hand, the Oppo N1 now looks like a great option for people seeking a 6″ device with no compromise in build quality or performance. While leaving way for the more potent Find 7, the N1 does occupy the position of a phablet in the company’s portfolio.
This is an excerpt from our N1 review, in case you are planning to get one –
At $599, the Oppo N1 increasingly looks like a great deal for any one in the market for a flagship phablet device. It’s cheaper than the Note 3 or the HTC One Max for example, but with obvious tradeoffs of the lack of expansion and stylus support. With the world moving towards bigger and bigger screens, Oppo might have taken their best bet in the form of the N1, which, along with excellent hardware and choice in software(thanks to Cyanogen Mod), makes it one of the best options out there.
Check out the full review of the Oppo N1 here. We’ll be publishing the review of the Oppo R1 soon, so in case you have any questions, do let us know in the comments section below.