OPPO to unveil smartphone with innovative camera technology at MWC 2016


OPPO has released a statement that states that it will be revealing a camera centric smartphone next month during MWC 2016 scheduled to take place between 22nd to 25th February in Barcelona, Spain,

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Oppo N1 and R1 get a price cut to Rs. 32,990 and Rs. 24,990 respectively

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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.

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OPPO N1 mini with swivel camera to launch on May 30th

After successfully launching its flagship smartphone OPPO N1 in December last year, OPPO is gearing up for its next launch in the N1 series. The Chinese electronic company has officially set a launch date for OPPO N1 mini on May 30th OPPO announced the date on its official Weibo account.

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Oppo N1 officially arrives in India for a price of Rs. 39,999


Oppo had earlier revealed that they are entering the Indian market today, and right now, they have done just that, at an event in New Delhi. This event also sees the launch of company flagship, the Oppo N1, for a price of Rs. 39,999, for the 16 GB version. The N1, initially rumoured to be a camera centric device, turned out to be a lot more, which we had documented in our review earlier. It has a 5.9 inch 1080p display, a 13 megapixel camera sitting on a rotating swivel, a rear touch sensor for one handed usage, a really cool bluetooth accessory and so on. The hardware alone does not tell the entire story because the N1 is perhaps the most open device on the market, with an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery that can install ROMs like Cyanogen Mod without any modification. Now that it has landed in India, can the “13 MP selfie” phone make its mark in a highly competitive market?

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Google certified Cyanogen Mod Oppo N1 shipping on Christmas Eve


Oppo N1 is the first Cyanogen Mod phone to have been approved by Google’s strict CTS, for compliance to Android compatibility and of course, inclusion of Google Play on this limited edition device. The Oppo N1 Cyanogen Mod Edition was announced as “coming in December” but never really got solid dates owing to the obvious roadblocks, but thanks to this recent development, Oppo has revealed that the device is shipping on Christmas Eve i.e December 24th of this year. This marks the first time in history that a popular third party AOSP ROM based phone is Google certified and is shown the green light. Cyanogen Mod’s Koushik Dutta happened to be relieved about the announcement, as his G+ post read

Google just approved our first CyanogenMod  phone

Man, the last 24 hours has been a total rollercoaster of emotions, and it isn’t letting up it seems.

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Oppo N1 Review

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After a long period of leaks and teasers, Oppo finally announced its latest flagship device, the Oppo N1 in September. The N1, initially believed to be camera-centric, ended up as a well rounded flagship device for the company. Innovations like the O-Touch rear sensor and the unique rotating swivel unit for the camera made sure that the N1 is not just another Android phone, and has a number of firsts worth looking at. Yes, it is a potential trend setter, but is also a trend follower. With a huge 5.9 inch screen, the N1 brings Oppo to proper phablet territory, addressing the growing trend of massively sized phones that bridge the gap between phones and the most popular form factor in tablets. Makes Oppo one of the first companies to go with this approach for a flagship device. The N1 is a phablet, which is currently considered a niche, but one that represents everything Oppo stands for. But the big question is, at a starting price of 599$, does it have the potential to rival the best Android hardware in the market? Lets find out in our in-depth review.



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Oppo N1 Camera Samples


The Oppo N1 is all set to be globally available starting December 10th, which is just 5 days away but as you might have known by now, we have been playing around with the device for some time now. One of the highlights of this phone is its camera, which is a 13 MP unit sitting on a swiveling unit. The Sony EXMOR RS 13 MP sensor is a 1/3.06″ unit, atop which sits the six-element lens, one of the firsts on any Android device. The six element lens has a wide aperture of f2.0, combine that and the new custom algorithms Oppo has developed for the N1, the results aim to be delectable for the user. Well, is it? Lets find out how it does, in our camera samples below.

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Oppo N1 to be globally available for $599 starting December 10th


Oppo N1, the Chinese company’s top end flagship that we unboxed earlier, will be available for purchase globally for $599, starting December 10th of this year. The N1 is a 5.9 inch device that aims to be address the current trend of gargantuan phones that bridge the gap between phones and tablets. But Oppo adds its own twists in the form of a rotating camera that lets you take full 13 MP resolution selfies, a rear touch sensor called O-Touch that lets you navigate the screen easily and the choice of your operating system in the form of feature rich Color OS or AOSP based Cyanogen Mod. These features and choices make the N1 a little bit more interesting than the other 6 inch devices, let alone the magnificent build quality. Anyways, if you are looking to get this phone, you will be able to purchase it at OppoStyle.com which ships globally and even some other retailers depending on your country, for 599 USD or 449 EURO.

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Oppo’s N1 coming soon to India, hints at local stores and customer support

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The Oppo N1, a huge 5.9 inch device with a focus on the camera and some new innovation like a rear touch panel, was announced for the Chinese market a couple of months back. The device, at 3,468 Yuan = 570 USD = 35,700 INR is set for a global December availability. But even then, the sticking point for many, including users from India, has been the local availability and customer support. It looks like Oppo is planning to fix that because they have just hinted in their forums, regarding their Indian plans for availability and customer support. This is a big step for the Chinese company which has, so far, concentrated only on its home and US/European markets.

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Oppo N1 Benchmarks

Oppo N1 Benchmarks

Oppo unveiled the N1, the company’s latest flagship smartphone back in September. We brought you the unboxing of the device earlier this week, here we have the benchmarks of the smartphone. The phone is powered by a powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064) processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Adreno 320 GPU and pack 2GB of RAM. It has a 5.9 inch full HD 1920×1080 IPS LCD display and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with Color ROM pre-installed. Let’s find out how it performs in various synthetic benchmark tests.

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Oppo N1 Photo Gallery

Oppo, one of the few Chinese companies that value design, had announced their first camera-centric flagship device Oppo N1 sometime back in September. Oppo N1 brings two innovations along with it – the swiveling camera on the top and OTouch rear sensor. The Oppo N1 is also the first phablet from the Chinese company with a huge 5.9 inch screen. We were astounded by the build quality that Oppo Find 5 brought along and we are so glad that it got even better in the Oppo N1. Yesterday, we unboxed the device and today we are bringing you the photo gallery.

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Oppo N1 Unboxing


The Oppo N1 has landed at the FoneArena office today! As expected, we bring you the first look at the device through the unboxing of the gorgeous flagship device from Oppo. The Chinese company had announced this camera-centric flagship device as a part of its N-series smartphones, aptly naming the first one, the N1. While the camera is the most important feature of this phone, there is also the innovative OTouch rear sensor for an experience that you cannot see on any other phone out there in the market. With a 5.9 inch screen, this is the first Oppo device that firmly cements itself in the phablet territory and is unquestionably huge to prove that fact. So, how does it actually look and feel? Here’s our unboxing video, featuring the device and the box contents, or rather the boxes’ contents. Watch –


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Oppo N1 Pioneers program can get you early access for just $99


Oppo, the company behind striking devices like the Find 5 and the R819 recently unveiled its camera flagship, the Oppo N1, with a list of “First!” things like O-Touch rear sensor and a rotating swivel for the 13 Megapixel camera, which is touted as one of the best. Of course, like any other company, they require a good amount of word of mouth to get people excited about a new and innovative product. Companies like Nokia regularly get enthusiasts and regular users who are really creative to play around with their devices and register their experiences, and Oppo is looking to do something similar. They are looking for 10 really awesome people who can share their experiences with the world on every aspect of the N1. The benefits include device ownership for just $99 and better, getting to use it before the world.

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Oppo N1 announced, comes with a 5.9 inch full HD screen, 13 MP rotating swivel camera and rear touch panel


Oppo have finally revealed all the details of their latest camera centric flagship device – the Oppo N1. The N1 was announced at an event in Beijing amidst much expectations, as we had detailed ours a while back. It has a 5.9 inch full HD resolution IPS display, a O-Touch rear sensor for single handed touch interaction on the back and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core processor. At 5.9 inches, the device is huge and as a result, sports a massive 3610 mAH battery too. But the main USP is a 13 Megapixel Sony EXMOR RS Stacked CMOS Sensor camera, with a f2.0 aperture six element lens that sits on a rotating swivel and turns 206 degrees!

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Oppo N1 launches today – what to expect


Ever since we heard of the confirmation that Oppo is launching a new camera-centric flagship device called the Oppo N1, we have been genuinely excited to see what kind of camera innovation the company is going to bring forward. After the confirmation of the product, the company had released an array of teasers, which have revealed quite a lot about the device that is going to launch today. Incidentally, today, or perhaps five years back, was the same day the first ever Android phone(HTC Dream G1) released, and Oppo’s event today is a gentle nod, how cool is that!

Anyway, after looking at all the teasers, we couldn’t help but raise our expectations, especially since the company is already known to produce great handsets like the Find 5. So, we’ve compiled a list of things you need to know about the N1 and what to expect from the launch, read on.

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