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Old 23-09-2013, 19:46
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After the highly successful Find 5, OPPO have announced the N1. The highly anticipated phone has a 5.9-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 5Ghz WIFI, 16/32GB memory, OTG, Color ROM, 3160mAh battery. It will be powered by a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB RAM. 2 models will be available from around December, a standard model with Color ROM and a CyanogenMod model. The phone will cost £359 local price in China. No official pricing has been announced for the USA or Europe.

The phone has a number of new innovations never seen on a smartphone before.

World’s First Rotating Smartphone Camera
The OPPO N1 realizes new possibilities in smartphone photography as the world’s first smartphone with a rotating camera. Its revolutionary camera rotates 206-degrees, and will securely lock at any angle. To help you capture breathtaking and vividly realistic images, OPPO N1 comes with Pure Image, a hardware and software photography solution. Pure Image on OPPO N1 features six physical lenses, an upgraded type 1/3.06 imaging module and f/2.0 wide aperture. Furthermore, OPPO partnered with leading optics companies to tailor make an image-processing solution for improved white balance, exposure and focus. OPPO N1 has a special light-diffusing LED flash design consisting of a normal flash for back facing shots, and a softer, diffused light for front facing shots, with brightness tunable from the OPPO N1 camera software. Your front facing shots will not only be just as good as back facing shots, they will also be perfectly lit. Easily accessible, the OPPO N1 camera will boot from a sleeping screen in just 0.6 seconds via a simple 120° rotation. The OPPO N1 camera also supports long exposure photography of up to 8 seconds.

Beautiful Technology
The OPPO N1 is wound by two finely cut chamfers running along the sides of the device which guard the immersive 5.9-inch display. More than a year of work and over 20 different designs ultimately led to the simple brilliance of the OPPO N1 and the small but intricate camera, tested to last through 100,000 rotations. Its full metal aluminum alloy frame is produced over a 20-day period, during which it undergoes a 14 step polishing process involving more than a dozen suppliers. Strengthening the core of the phone, the frame adds an air of solidity and style to the OPPO N1. The OPPO N1 phone body is made with a smooth, ceramic-like material designed to keep your device free of fingerprints and smooth to the touch.

O-Touch Panel
O-Touch is an entirely new way of using your smartphone. A 12 cm2 rear touch panel makes one handed use for the large N1 screen comfortable and easy. With O-Touch you can scroll, tap, or snap photos – all without your fingers blocking the display. The phone also has a touch pad feature when the phone is locked. If you draw a symbol (for example a circle) on the screen when the phone is locked you can launch straight into an app of your choice (e.g the camera)

O-Click Control
O-Click lets you remotely operate the N1 camera even when you’re away from the device. Simply position the N1 and step back. If you misplace your device, find it by setting off an alarm on the phone. O-Click fits on your keychain and supports a range of up to 50 meters, staying connected to your OPPO N1 via Bluetooth (BLE).

Innovation in Choice
OPPO is committed to serve the smartphone market with an open attitude. OPPO N1 ships with Color (based on Android 4.2), a unique Android operating system with over 400 unique features and improvements over stock Android. CyanogenMod is the world’s most popular aftermarket Android operating system. International versions of the N1 come with Color, and also the ability to flash CyanogenMod directly from stock recovery. A limited OPPO N1 CyanogenMod Edition will ship with CyanogenMod preinstalled, the first CyanogenMod hardware product in the world.

Available in 16GB or 32GB internal storage, the OPPO N1 is set to launch in early December.

I have to admit the OPPO N1 is a highly innovative handset and one that is launching at a great price. For those of you who have never heard of Oppo before they are a premium brand based in China who specialise in MP3 players, portable Media players, LCD-TVs, eBooks, DVD/Blu-ray Disc players and mobile phones. It is mostly known for it’s high quality blu-ray players that have found success in the USA. The company has introduced quite a number of new products with their own innovation and design, aiming to climb up the value chain to be a sound brand on their own internationally.

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Old 23-09-2013, 19:50
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I think this is a brilliant idea and a good price the screen size puts me of though.
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Old 23-09-2013, 19:55
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I think this is a brilliant idea and a good price the screen size puts me of though.
I have to admit that the screen is a bit too big.

But i can certainly see who this phone is aimed at. And the rotating camera really makes sense when you think about it. Also OPPO have introduced the rear touch panel to allow you to easily use the phone without blocking the screen or using two hands.
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Old 23-09-2013, 22:51
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The most exciting thing is Cyanogenmod doing the OS. I was going to start a thread about the incorporation of Cyanogenmod and their $7 million funding but this is a muggles forum.
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Old 23-09-2013, 23:46
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The most exciting thing is Cyanogenmod doing the OS. I was going to start a thread about the incorporation of Cyanogenmod and their $7 million funding but this is a muggles forum.
How do you think Cyanogenmod are going to make the money back?

Remember, Color ROM is shipping as standard and Cyanogenmod is only optional.
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Old 24-09-2013, 00:11
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The most exciting thing is Cyanogenmod doing the OS. I was going to start a thread about the incorporation of Cyanogenmod and their $7 million funding but this is a muggles forum.
Yeah I suppose it is PMSL

Looks interesting. Since Apple now sell iPhones in China they will probably start suing a lot of companies like this for "copying them"
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Old 24-09-2013, 08:47
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While this is a damn good looking phone ....

Originally Posted by some oppo bloke
world’s first smartphone with a rotating camera
The 2005 Nokia N90 would beg to differ. That had a rotating camera.
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Old 24-09-2013, 12:56
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While this is a damn good looking phone ....



The 2005 Nokia N90 would beg to differ. That had a rotating camera.
You know the quote says smartphone right? Can you find another smartphone which has all the features listed above?
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Old 24-09-2013, 13:01
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N90 was a smartphone...
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Old 24-09-2013, 13:05
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N90 was a smartphone...
Not in today's sense of the word.

That's like someone releasing a phone with an aerial and then saying phones from the 90's had aerials. The fact remains the oppo are doing something which hasn't been done before on a smartphone .
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Old 24-09-2013, 13:07
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Not in today's sense of the word.

That's like someone releasing a phone with an aerial and then saying phones from the 90's had aerials. The fact remains the oppo are doing something which hasn't been done before on a smartphone .
Except it has - you just don't want to accept that the N90 was a smartphone. Just because it's an older one doesn't make any difference.

And if you are wanting to split hairs there probably is no proper definition for what is and isn't a smartphone as phones have slowly got more powerful over the years. I don't think there was onetime when all of a sudden one was classed as a smartphone.

They are really just mobile phones still.
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Old 24-09-2013, 13:17
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I made a joke about the LG viewty being able to shoot 120fps video when apple announced 5S. But obviously the 5s has better camera features and spec compared to the Viewty. The same applies here. Its the only current smartphone which has this innovative feature and it uses a great Sony 13MP camera. So not only does it have one of the best cameras on the market, it has a great feature no other smartphone has right now.

So the N90 is irrelevant tbh
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Old 24-09-2013, 13:28
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Got any videos where they show more than just the camera?
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Old 24-09-2013, 14:05
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I made a joke about the LG viewty being able to shoot 120fps video when apple announced 5S. But obviously the 5s has better camera features and spec compared to the Viewty. The same applies here. Its the only current smartphone which has this innovative feature and it uses a great Sony 13MP camera. So not only does it have one of the best cameras on the market, it has a great feature no other smartphone has right now.

So the N90 is irrelevant tbh
All we're disputing is the "world first" bit as this is posturing like original innovation which it is not. It's an up-to-date implementation but that's all.

Your counter sounds like the equivalent of me saying Lumia 1020 is the world's first camera in a smartphone.
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Old 24-09-2013, 14:23
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All we're disputing is the "world first" bit as this is posturing like original innovation which it is not. It's an up-to-date implementation but that's all.

Your counter sounds like the equivalent of me saying Lumia 1020 is the world's first camera in a smartphone.
Fair enough then. Sorry. I thought people were saying it's no different to Nokia N90.
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Old 24-09-2013, 14:35
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Fair enough then. Sorry. I thought people were saying it's no different to Nokia N90.
Just taking issue with their claiming to be offering a "worlds first", when clearly it isn't. N90 was a smartphone by any definition, it had a rotating camera (possibly with higher quality lens than the Oppo, but lower resolution sensor).

But directly on topic, I'm glad that Oppa and others are coming out with interesting new products, although the rotating camera in this case (and on the N90) is just a gimmick.
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Old 24-09-2013, 14:40
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the extra touchpad is more interesting IMHO
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Old 24-09-2013, 14:46
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Just taking issue with their claiming to be offering a "worlds first", when clearly it isn't. N90 was a smartphone by any definition, it had a rotating camera (possibly with higher quality lens than the Oppo, but lower resolution sensor).

But directly on topic, I'm glad that Oppa and others are coming out with interesting new products, although the rotating camera in this case (and on the N90) is just a gimmick.
No, the oppo has a much better lens made by Sony. It's not a cheap camera. Like i said, OPPO are a premium manufacturer and use premium components.

I agree that a lot of the stuff is a gimmick but it's clear to see the market that Oppo is trying to conquer in China, and the different market overseas.
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Old 24-09-2013, 16:24
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No, the oppo has a much better lens made by Sony. It's not a cheap camera. Like i said, OPPO are a premium manufacturer and use premium components.

I agree that a lot of the stuff is a gimmick but it's clear to see the market that Oppo is trying to conquer in China, and the different market overseas.
Not sure that Sony makes better lenses than Zeiss ... and I know of Oppos reputation - some of their DVD players were legendary.

The Oppo Find 5 got some pretty good reviews, I don't see any reason why this should be any different.
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Old 24-09-2013, 17:12
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Nice!

Oppo DVD players were top of the 'play everything' pile for a good few years. This phone is very interesting. I'm currently holding off for the Note 3 so the screen size doesn't worry me. Will be keeping an eye out for more detail on this as well now.
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Old 06-12-2013, 16:02
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Not sure if the 6 piece swivel lens is just a gimmick or if it works better than other phone lenses. I wonder if we'll be hearing reports of the lens breaking off easily. It's released here on 10th December for £379.
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Old 06-12-2013, 16:05
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I dislike Cyanogen so this device isn't something I'd be interested in. Oppo have yet to break into the Western market properly, so it will be interesting to see how they do.
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Old 06-12-2013, 18:31
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Not sure if the 6 piece swivel lens is just a gimmick or if it works better than other phone lenses. I wonder if we'll be hearing reports of the lens breaking off easily. It's released here on 10th December for £379.
Apparently it's been tested extensively to ensure that it will survive wear and tear and damage/attempted pulling off.
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Old 17-01-2014, 21:59
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So the Oppo N1 recently released in Europe at £379 has started shipping into the hands of consumers.

The Oppo N1 realises all new possibilities in smartphone photography as the world’s first smartphone with a rotating camera. Its revolutionary camera rotates 206-degrees, and will securely lock at any angle. The 13mp swivel camera is the most talked about feature of the N1 but that's not all. The phone also has a stunning 5.9" FULL HD display, a quadcore Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, a large 3610mAh battery and much more.

The Oppo N1 is a premium design phone with a very solid design to house the large display and rotating camera. The phone is manufactured from a strong, high quality polycarbonate with a metal rim. As mentioned above, the 13mp camera with dual-LED flash is the main talking point. The phone houses the worlds first rotating HD camera which can be set from 0 degrees to 206 degrees allowing you to take front facing and back facing pictures with the same camera module.

Another unique feature is the o-touch panel which is a rear mounted touch sensor which allows you to scroll through pages/menus/webpages, open apps, take pictures and many other things. The phone does many unique things but seems to be a bit out of place with it's large design. It's been touted as one of the most innovative phones of the year but what do you think? Does the design put you off? Are you interested in a rotating camera? Is this what you want to see in next gen phones?

Please read a full review over on GizChina for more information on the phone.
http://www.gizchina.com/2014/01/15/oppo-n1-review/

The phone can be purchased via Oppo's europe store here.
http://europe.oppostyle.com/
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Old 18-01-2014, 13:46
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Crap no.
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