Oppo N1 officially confirmed: coming in September, rumored to feature great camera

Oppo N1 officially confirmed: coming in September, rumored to feature great camera
Oppo is a Chinese manufacturer you may not have heard of, but it is one of a few with wider presence in Western markets, and now it is planning to release a camera heavyweight to compete against the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Oppo has just confirmed the existence of that ‘hero’ device and its name - the Oppo N1. All rumors agree that this handset will feature a new ‘Owl’ image sensor aiming to improve low-light performance, the new N-Lens and Xenon flash. 

The Oppo N1 is now officially confirmed to arrive in September this year, and all chances are that it will be more towards the end of the month rather than the beginning. Oppo did not provide a lot of official detail for the upcoming flagship. We can only judge by rumors agreeing the the N1 will have a 12- or 13-megapixel camera that has ambitions to stand its ground against the best cameraphones.

Since it is a device from China, the Oppo N1 is also rumored to be more affordable than most other flagships that sell for over $600 off contract. The N1 is instead said to be priced at around $480.

In terms of other specs, we can only assume that judging by Oppo’s last year flagship, the Find 5, the new one will go no lower than having a 1080p display and hopefully an even better camera. Stay tuned - we’re definitely seeing a surge in cameraphones, and that’s a big win for users who’ll get even better pictures.

source: Android Authority



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Picture 2 says 12.0MP but article says 13.0MP...

15. MartianMe unregistered

Oppo is going places baby...

2. mariosraptor

Posts: 185; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

If it cannot compare in picture quality at least it will compare in price with the Lumia 1020 and maybe even overcome the S4 zoom. I'll definitely will keep an eye on this especially if it comes with stock android.

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Only thing I hate about oppo is their ui. I hope this comes with the feature that could make it a stock android device.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oppo is probably one of the most underrated OEMs. The Oppo 5 is simply beautiful that gets updates WEEKLY. I want to see this against the Lumia 1020, Honami, and a DSLR camera.

10. ashdch99

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Oppo Find 5 surely was one device that did not get credited much, but it was a really good device. I had bought that phone for my father, he loved the design and the display, hope this one also is as good as that or may be better.... it surely should be interesting to see N1 vs Z1 vs 1020.... :)

4. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

After nokia 1020 and sony z1 honami and mini...ppl won't recognize it other than in China....best of luck oppo...

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yes they will. Price for those three phones will be 1.5x or 2x that of what this N1 would cost.

20. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

we have z1 mini from sony...13mp would might not work well bt low light shooting in n1 is an attraction...lets see

5. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Should I get a Find 5 now ? It also has 13mp camera

14. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Nope save ur money, by september u will have a lots of good options

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

"Best in class"? What class are we talking about? Chinese-OEM? android? All smartphones? While I admire Oppo's technical prowess - the Find series are notably thin without sacrificing anything other than official google certification - I doubt they have the camera chops to compete with Sony, let alone Nokia, as there's more to camera quality - and low light performance of course - than the sensor, as you need optics and software to go along with it.

18. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Technically, it is also impossible to put a large lens on a thin body (as per the above render). I really wouldn't worry about the authors BS, which incidentally we've been hearing since the launch of the HTC one (how many smartphones have failed to match the performance of the 920/925 yet alone the 808/1020??)

8. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Build quality looks... Ehhhh. Still waiting on the Find 7.

9. ashdch99

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

So its going to be Oppo N1 vs Sony Xperia Z1... battle of the one's... interesting....

12. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I like the size of the flash on this one.

13. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice & hopefully a Xenon flash, this may be even better that what sony has to offer.

16. SleepingOz unregistered

Find 7 for me..

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

pic 2 is not a final device w/12mp back cam 13 mp coming soon..

19. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

I have a feeling that this phone might be THE cameraphone android users have been longing. And PA, pls don't include Galaxy S4 Zoom is a camera heavyweight. None of us have ever regarded that as a phone in the 1st place.

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