Oppo announces 5-inch Oppo N1 Mini smartphone with 13MP rotary camera

Oppo announces 5-inch Oppo N1 Mini smartphone with 13MP rotary camera
Right on time, Oppo announced the Oppo N1 Mini smartphone. Believe it or not, this "mini" phone comes with a 5-inch display, and its existence is mostly justified by the 5.9-inch Oppo N1 being one humongous smartphone! Just to get an idea about its largeness, fire up our Size Comparison tool and put the Oppo N1 against the LG G Pro 2, which is another 5.9-inch phablet, and you'll understand what we're talking about.

So, how does the Oppo N1 Mini measure up to its big, bulky brother? While the latter measures 6.72 x 3.25 x 0.35 inches (170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm), the former is a more sane 5.84 x 2.84 x 0.35 inches (148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm) at a weight of 150 grams. Still, the phone is even taller and slightly wider than the HTC One M8, for example, but this is due to the rotating camera - a highlight of Oppo's N-series.

Specs-wise, the Oppo N1 Mini goes for a 720p display (down from 1080p), a battery capacity of 2140mAh (down from 3610mAh), and what is probably an eight-core MediaTek CPU with 1GB of RAM. The exact specs are a mistery for now, but Oppo will probably speak more about it on the N1 Mini's official announcement event. What's for certain is that the phone retains the 13-megapixel rotating camera, which makes it the best selfie-capable camera that's currently available.

The phone's launch event is scheduled for June 10, while shipments should start the following day in limited regions.

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26 Comments

1. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

5 inch mini??? ARE U TROLLING ME???!!

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its dimensions are: 148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm lol that's a full cm taller than my Nexus 5

10. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Size is relative.

13. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Smaller than Original N1, so they have the right to call it N1 mini.. how about the mini van, eh?..how big the mini van is but they name it mini since its smaller than the original size.. tired of this nonsense complain..

19. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

of course the og is 6 inches why so hard to believe

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

5 inch "Mini". I still remember when 3.5 inches was huge. (That's what she said)

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't belive she ever said that (and if she did, she was just humoring you).

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

This is insane. It's too big to be a mini.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Well this is big and is called a mini as wellhttps://c1.staticflickr.com/1/194/508031237_4801407499.jpg

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

How about lg g pro mini and note 3 neo???

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The pervs' choice.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

now 5inch is mini....

8. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

It's because the original N1 was 5,9 inch, so this thing can be called as a mini (sorry if my english bad)

9. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

2140mah for 5 inch gd luck with battery life

11. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Good ouck with mediatek chip..

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

THESE DAMN phones are freakin grow'n fast, by 2017 smartphones will be 7"- 8" and tablets will be 15 to 18 "..

15. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I Know 5" is MINI... But I don't know its true for phones too...

16. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

It's called a 'Mini' because it's still relatively smaller than its bigger brother. People always get confused about 'Mini' phones.

17. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

In before everyone complains about big "Minis", go spam the internet with complaints about Mini Vans are still huge and bigger than compact class. The only "true mini" so far is the Z1 Compact, oh wait...

18. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

The next one will be little mini with 4.7".

21. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Why are people complaining about the size? Just because it's a cheaper phone doesn't been they have to sacrifice the screen dimensions. I think the 5" screen is great idea, other mini variants have tiny screens so the oppo n1 mini really shines from the rest.

26. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I'm a bit confused about your comment. Did you mean the screen's resolution? Because they need to sacrifice the dimensions if they are to make a smaller version of the N1.

28. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

I ment the screen size, not the dimentions. I just think because its a cheaper phone they don't need to sacrifice the size of the display

30. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Well, the whole purpose of the phone is to be a smaller variant of the original phone. It will certainly come cheaper as it has a smaller screen/body to manufacture. The only bad thing about minis is that they always compromise on specs e.g. the 720p display.

25. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Wow, learn how to spell please. It's Mystery not mistery, you should be fired

27. pinkdolphins

Posts: 2; Member since: May 31, 2014

For a spelling mistake?

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