Oppo N1 to be available starting Dec. 10 for $599
Been wondering when you'll be able to order Oppo's N1 and swivel that camera back and forth to your heart's content? Wonder no more, friends, because tonight Oppo announced the launch details of its newest smartphone. The Oppo N1 will be available in the U.S. and Europe starting on Dec. 10 for $599 and €449, respectively.
First revealed back in September, the N1 is the latest flagship handset from Oppo, the same company responsible for 2012's Find 5. One of the N1's tentpole features is its 13-megapixel camera, which can rotate 206 degrees and lock at any angle. Sounds like a selfie lovers dream, no? The Oppo N1 also packs a 5.9-inch 1080p display on its face, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB RAM at its core and a 3610mAh that'll power the whole package. The N1 will be available with either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage.
Another notable feature of the N1 is on the software side of things. Oppo has said that the N1 will come preloaded with Android 4.2.2 running beneath its custom Color OS user interface, but that it has worked with CyanogenMod to allow N1 owners to flash the CyanogenMod ROM directly from the device's stock recovery. Oppo also plans to sell a limited number of "N1 CyanogenMod Edition" units that will come with CyanogenMod preinstalled along with some special packaging and other goodies.
The Oppo N1 looks like it's got the makings of a high-end handset, including a 1080p display and Snapdragon 600 chip. Its 5.9-inch display might be a bit too large for some folks, but Oppo has attempted to address that concern by including a 12cm O-Touch panel on the N1's backside that can be used to navigate the software and take photos. If you're interested in the N1 and want to learn a bit more about it, or if you just need something to help pass the time until Dec. 10 rolls around, you can check out Aaron's hands-on video down below.