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Rotary cameraphone Oppo N1 can be yours for just $99 thanks to a new pioneer program

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Rotary cameraphone Oppo N1 can be yours for just $99 thanks to a new pioneer program
Oppo is a part of the rapidly expanding family of premium Chinese smartphone brands, and it's arguably one of its star members. A holding of BBK Electronics, Oppo is the brand that the corporation is pushing for the west, and it's been doing a great job lately. That's because instead of solely relying on the its smartphones' stellar build quality, the company has as of late started a far more aggressive marketing campaign for its products. This makes a lot of sense, seeing as Oppo is firmly positioned in the premium niche of the market, which also means that their phones have to be seen as rival to those released by the really big boys from Samsung, LG and Apple among others.

The latest, arguably most interesting device out from the Guangdong-based company, is the Oppo N1. Featuring a rotating 13MP, 206 degrees-wide camera, a rear touch panel and a beautiful design, the N1, at about $570, is a good deal for the average Western consumer. The Oppo fans among you without as much to spare shouldn't despair, however, for the company is launching the N1 Pioneer program, which seeks “ten creative and original people to get the earliest N1 unit for just $99 and share their photos and experiences with fellow Oppo fans.” The process starts (later) today, October 14, on Oppo's website (in the source below), and you'll have two weeks to submit your entry. The exact form of the application itself is currently unknown, though we should know more any time now.

source: Oppo

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posted on 14 Oct 2013, 03:53

1. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Looks like one of those freak phones.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 04:05 24

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


So when Apple makes a conservative iPhone it's innovative and when Oppo makes an innovative phone it's "freak"?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:00

6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Its all about user experience. A simple, reliable and elegant user experience unlike a phone that stutters when with a snapdragon 600 #thenextbigflop

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:09

7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1462; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


elegant user experience?? Everyone has different preference and that's that. I think the phone has good concept but it has one big problem... since it has axle to rotate that became the weak point of the phone. In other word it is the point expect to break when you drop your phone and after years of usage. Freak show? no... but an attempt of innovation? yes.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 05:16 3

5. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I am loving the freak show and has my attention since September 2nd.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 04:57

3. Sondae (Posts: 194; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


This design reminds of Nokia back where you can rotate the camera.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 05:02 1

4. Chris.P (Posts: 309; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Aah, the 5700... or the N90!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:47

8. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 357; Member since: 07 May 2012)


ok so i am taking a selfy and a call come in,i gotta shout to the caller hold on let me rotate my earpiece so i can hear you,doesn't seem all that smart to me

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 20:50

11. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 43; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


Would you really try and take a selfie while on the phone? Even if you did that with a normal phone, you would have to hold the phone away from your face and would not be able to hear them.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:05

9. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


You have rotated the camera and while it's there you are getting a call and your speaker is on back..Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:20 1

10. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I think its a sweet idea. Now you don't have that dinky little camera on the front. You can take high quality selfies (if you're into that) or HD Video if your chatting with someone.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:04

12. notoffended (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


Gsmarena doesn't have any details about this phone..
When is it launching in the international market..
Will it be available in India?

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