Oppo N1 teased again: will it have a rear touch panel? (release date pegged for Sept 23)

Oppo N1 teased again: will it have a rear touch panel? (release date pegged for Sept 23)
Just yesterday, Oppo confirmed the existence of the N1, the company’s new flagship, and today the company posted one more image teasing that the device might have some form of a touch panel on its back.

With an almost erotic image showing the exposed back of a woman, Oppo teased: “Don’t just touch the front, the back is also interesting…” Cheesy! Right beneath that line the N1 name appears once again and Oppo mentions a “rear touch panel” and “brand new experience.”

Update: Oppo is obviously kicking off a big marketing campaign with provocative images and messages. It has just released a picture of a toilet paper roll with the message "Easy to use with one hand so you can get busy with the other one..." Yeah, we fail to get the connection between the toilet paper and the single handed use, and we are not even sure we want it explained. It seems Oppo has a weird understanding of viral marketing, but you have got to admit it's a bit of a shock to see these teasers.

Update #2: Now, Oppo is said to hold an official announcement event for the N1 on September 23rd in China. The information comes from Russia's Hi-Tech blog that is among the first to receive press invites.

While confirmed to exist, the Oppo N1 remains a mystery. Oppo has only unveiled that the device will come in September.

From there on, it’s all up to rumors. All of them agree that the Oppo N1 is the company’s next flagship coming with a huge focus on camera performance. It will allegedly feature a new ‘Owl’ image chip (speculation points to a new image sensor with allegedly improved low light performance) and a 12- or 13-megapixel camera with Xenon flash. Additionally, the device is rumored to ship with a new N-Lens that we know little about.

All of that however sounds exciting. Price for the Oppo N1 is said to be around $480 off contract, more than the $600+ retail price of flagship devices from companies like Samsung and Apple.



source: Oppo, Hi-tech

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18 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

With that picture saying "Don't just touch the front, the back is also interesting..." sounds kinda dirty. But anyway, bring it on Oppo!

3. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

yeah its sounds dirty for 14 yrs old kid and seems like you have a dirty mind

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just because I mentioned that line and you say I have a dirty mind? Wow, look who's the dirty minded kid now?

12. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

How can you see that and not think of it as a sexual reference? You're an awful excuse for a man. If you're not a man - back in the kitchen!

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

480 vs 600 still over priced.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Sad that a tegra 4 tablet with a 10" 1600p screen only will cost about $400 while a phone with a 1080p screen and snapdragon 800 will be $600+. The phone markets pricing is FUBAR, phones in reality should only cost $300-$400 off contract but people are dumb enough to pay $600.

11. volcano321

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

Lol.. so clueless. No company should make money. Everything should be free or as near-free because you want it so?

19. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

yea and we should all use solar, duh

6. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

Does the chick comes with the phone :D

8. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

yeah. they give you one toilet paper roll too.. LOL

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ha ha ha ha.... Nice one dude...

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The chick comes with me.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

"Don't just touch the front, the back is also interesting..." but I think only for pic#1 not for phones.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It has just released a picture of a toilet paper roll with the message "Easy to use with one hand so you can get busy with the other one..." This has got to be one of the funniest things I've read when marketing a phone. Moto went with 'Got Wood?' and Oppo says this lol.

15. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Oppo=Lad

16. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

a competition to the LG G2? I wonder what will Oppo come up with? It seems to be the only reasonable oem from far east which is worth considering, here in Europe.

17. koloss

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

i'm pretty sure the second pic is m*********ing

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