Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Limited Edition now available for $599
The very first smartphone to be released with CyanogenMod preinstalled is finally up for sale. The Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Limited Edition is now on sale through the OppoStyle store for $599. This is the first, but there will be quite a few more devices coming from the newly incorporated Cyanogen, which plans to rebrand the company and target the mass market about a year from now.
When Cyanogen targets the mass market, we are expecting to see hardware made specifically for its version of Android, and Cyanogen has said it will be working on Google Play integration. Right now, we get the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Limited Edition, which is of course the Oppo N1 shipping with CyanogenMod 10.2. The video we saw the other day shows that this will be the usual CM ROM with CPU clock speed controls and more. The video also showed what looked to be an easy way to flash the Google Apps package to get access to Google Play services, which will not come preinstalled. The team has also promised CyanogenMod 11 soon.
The Oppo N1 CM Limited Edition has the same hardware that you'd expect from the Oppo N1, with a 5.9-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and the signature swiveling 13MP camera. The key there is that you no longer have to choose between taking a selfie with a lower quality front camera or with the higher quality back camera but shooting blind. Now, you just swivel it around and get the shot you want with the same camera. The one downside for the device is that it doesn't have LTE.
The Oppo N1 CM is $599, but the listing did disappear as we were writing this up. It will come with a CyanogenMod sticker pack and blue CM cover, but shipping will be delayed because of the holidays. The source code for the device has also been released, but the ROM to flash a normal Oppo N1 hasn't been released yet.