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Oppo N1 with rotating camera and CyanogenMod now on sale

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Dec 2013 22:34 User comments (4)

Oppo N1 with rotating camera and CyanogenMod now on sale Oppo's N1 device is now on sale, in limited quantities.
The company, known for its quality receivers and Blu-ray/DVD players, recently introduced cheap yet powerful Android devices. Cyanogen, which recently became a real company and raised money as it tries to take on Android, Windows Phone and iOS, announced Oppo as its first partner back in September.

N1 devices feature a 5.95-inch 1080p display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM, 3600 mAh battery and a very intriguing rotating camera that allows you to use the better rear camera for video chat and portrait shots, as well. A limited quantity will be built with CyanogenMod already pre-installed, while the rest of the production will start with Android but have the application and instructions ready for Cyanogen. Additionally, it has a rear touch panel for taking photos, scrolling and more.

Unfortunately, the device does not support LTE but has GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and WCDMA support (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz).

The phone sells for 449 ($599).

Tags: Oppo N1

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4 user comments

110.12.2013 23:15

I hope this becomes semi-popular. Seems like they have quite a few good ideas to push innovation. And if the price is reasonable they may pull some attention.

211.12.2013 7:32

In Canada they want $600 for a phone that can't use LTE!? Yea okay very nice specs around that and all but yea, no thanks. Also the second issue with the N1 is you can't slap a protective case around it thanks to it's rotating camera: it would be a pain to have to take off the case each time you want to rotate your camera. Nice gimmick, but again to me, not valued at $600 price tag.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Dec 2013 @ 7:37

311.12.2013 9:37

Originally posted by Mysttic:
In Canada they want $600 for a phone that can't use LTE!? Yea okay very nice specs around that and all but yea, no thanks. Also the second issue with the N1 is you can't slap a protective case around it thanks to it's rotating camera: it would be a pain to have to take off the case each time you want to rotate your camera. Nice gimmick, but again to me, not valued at $600 price tag.
Could probably have a case that just outlines the top spinning bar. so every edge is covered except for the top. But even with the corners covered the top would probably be safe anyways.

411.12.2013 19:25

A smaller "Camera-Wheel" that rotate 180 could be more nice, less bulky & convenient.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Dec 2013 @ 19:27

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