Oppo N-Lens N1 surfaces: could this be the next best cameraphone?

Oppo N-Lens N1 surfaces: could this be the next best cameraphone?
The Oppo N-Lens N1 phone is not something many of us have heard about, but what’s developing in China could well turn out to be the next big thing in cameraphones. Details about the Oppo N-Lens fisrt appeared a couple of days ago and now we get to see the Oppo N-Lens N1 coming with Xenon flash.

The N-Lens N1 is said to feature a 13-meagpixel camera, but it’s not about the megapixels alone - this is a camera centric handset promising excellent image quality. The phone runs on Android of course and is powered by an ‘Owl’ image chip that aims to contribute to better low-light shots.

The Oppo N-Lens price is expected to start at around $480 off contract, a high point for a Chinese smartphone, but the Oppo brand already has some global recognition and that will definitely help.

We don’t have any additional details about this upcoming camera superphone, but we’ll definitely keep you posted as they come up.

source: C Tech



1. rav405 unregistered

The design around the camera reminds of the nokia N82.....

2. ZettaiRyouiki

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

Probably they call it N-Lens because the design are hijacked from Nokia's old N-series camera designs... Still look better than any Samsungs out there though.

42. SleepingOz unregistered

And this will be a better smartphone than any nokia out there.. Oh wait, the 9 month old, Find 5 already blows every nokia(1020 included) out of the water in terms of specs, raw power, functionality, flexibility, versatility, support etc.. list is long

43. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

yes also samsung's ativ s was underpowered. Samsung 's fault :-)

3. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

This is looking much better than Galaxy S4 zoom :)

35. Mirosti

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 2013

Well even a piece of sh*t looks better than S4 zoom....

4. asifisbest

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 12, 2012

It has a 9 element lens? Turns out to be a hint from the camera lens image.

30. iWinDroid

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

probably, maybe that's why they call it "N" lens for "Nine" even the fonts on the 4th image its 9 kinds of diff fonts, :) ahehehe..

5. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

it would be quite interesting to see how oppo is giving htc, samsung and lg a lesson. But taking on Nokia? Not gonna happen. Nokia has gathered too much experience to wiped out just like that by some newcomers. And they bought pelican whuch means Nokia will probably reign in camera dept for many years to come. If the ecosystem they are bunt to will develop faster that now and hardware limitations will be lifted up, Finns will be again highly competetive. Anyways, this oppo looks intriguing but there´s no technical info about it. Pa, you should stop with these stupid, shouting headlines.

6. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

oh just STFU.. yo just blind and mindless nokia fanboy.. let me ask you what nokia can do without carl zeiss?? nothing.. at least samsung and sony make their own lens.. and honestly i dont think your pureview is that awesome...

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

well said bro +1

9. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

calm. down

11. ZettaiRyouiki

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

Calm the eff down, samsungboy.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Everybody knows that Nokia makes the best camera phones, and Pureview not that awsome??? Please tell me which cameraphone is better than the 1020? And please dont say your S4 zoom because you need to come out the cave you are hiding in Samsung fanboy!

15. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

If someone said anything against Nokia, he must be a samsung fanboy? Ofcoure -.-

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Pureview (except 808) all produce unrealistic and overly saturated colours which are far from reality !

18. ZettaiRyouiki

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

Everyone asked for it; many reviews say that iPhone's camera is good, but they are a bit oversaturated to me. The N8 and 808 were realistic because the phone was under Damian Dining, who prefers natural colors. But, many of my friends after seeing the photos from those phones, says it is 'not nice enough' bluntly. Actually they meant not vibrant enough. People want saturated colors nowadays. From an experienced person's point of view, we prefer natural looking photos, but an average consumer prefer slightly more saturated colors.

40. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

why should i say s4 zoom?? your purefail can't even beat the s4 except video recording... even technobuffalo can prove that... go home and wash your feet kid..

17. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Relax man, or you'll get a heart attack.. geez

19. Karl.Hummer

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

The only person that should STFU is you, little stupid samsung fanboy! Are you jealous because Nokia innovates and Sammy engineers just can't copy Nokia's technology? Nokia is using the best lens, manufactured by Carl Zeiss, not cheap-Chinese-plastic lens used in your beloved Samsung.

39. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

you talk to me kid?? chinese plastic lens but still on par or even beat your purefail..

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

CZ has been one of their strategic partner for years. Why should they give up their cooperation? Sony and samesaung have their own lenses? And we know how they work. Thanks, but If you can get professional ones crafted by specialist why bother spending resources on it? Your samesung has what? The biggest how-to-steal-know-why in the business let alone the enormous R&D dept of Thievery. What you think is irrelevant..even if someone put your head in front of photos taken by 808 and S I you would claim samsung has the upper hand.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's not about lens dude, lens is not work with camera it just a window of camera, and Nokia Pureview Camera is all about "Sensor" dude not lens.........!!! i'm telling u again it's a pureview sensor that works in nokia camera not lens damn it....!!! tell sammy to make sensor perfect then come.

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's actually more than just the sensor. If you have crummy optics (lenses) the sensor is unless. If you have junk software (algorithms and UI), the lenses and sensor won't matter so much. Nokia has the best of all three as far as camera phones go. While I wish Oppo success, as they keep the big boys on their toes for a few things, I hope it would not come at the expense of "borrowing" others' tech as so many other Chinese companies are known to do. I doubt they could beat the 808 PureView or Lumia 1020, and could possibly go up against the N8 and Lumia 92#s, but beating the S4, One, and iPhail5 wouldn't be too difficult. If they managed to do so in a package the size of the Find 5, it would be even more impressive.

34. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Samsung got its own lens. Calm down bro. get straight on your facts. It is about to end Phase 1 R&D, and the first lens we may see, made by samsung, can be on SGS5. And yeah, I am talking only about smartphone division, and not camera div, for some TROLL may just start firing.

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Totally agree with you. Nokia will lead the cameraphone race for many years, if not forever.

12. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Sony G lens, Oppo N Lens, Now time for Apple iLens lol!

23. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

and S lens from samsung. lol

20. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Cool looking camera but when is the battery race going to start?

22. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Ya we need battery race not cameras.

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