Oppo shows the rotatable camera of the N3 on video: it swivels thanks to a built-in motor

Oppo shows the rotatable camera of the N3 on video: it swivels thanks to a built-in motor
Oppo is poised to unveil a new flagship smartphone later this month, the N3, and all signs point that the device will be as compelling as its Oppo N1 predecessor, if not more. The manufacturer seems to be eager to unveil the N3 as soon as possible, too, because it has been constantly feeding us with breadcrumbs of info regarding its to-be-unveiled device. The company already showed the rotatable camera of the device several days ago and revealed its Galaxy Note 3-esque faux leather design, but this was not enough for Oppo. 

The latter released an official video which showcases the swiveling camera of the N3 in action. Dubbed “Smart rotating camera”, the camera unit does not seem much different from the one in the N1, but that's only at first sight. Surprise, surprise, it seems that the snapper of the N3 will rotate to and fro thanks to a built-in motor, while the one in the N1 has to be manually swiveled. When you opt to shoot the occasional selfie or two and select the corresponding mode in the camera app, the camera of the N3 will automatically point itself towards your face, while in the regular shooting mode the swiveling camera will position itself at the rear of the device.

The Oppo N3, which will be available in two versions (aluminum-lithium alloy and stainless steel ones), will be officially unveiled on October 29

source: Oppo (translated) via G4Games

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1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

cuz that tiny moter will be so durable...

3. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014


2. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Altough this sounds classy, to me it is just another piece which can break down.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wonder how will it do on a drop test landing top first.

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Too risky IMO

6. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Hmmmmm....a servo motor to rotate a camera? Another part to cost consumers $200 for replacement device because consumers are just so rich. John B.

7. George2

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Kinda want, just so i can cycle the camera back and forth.

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

May be useful for panorama images, otherwise pretty useless.

9. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I'd much rather have a sturdier camera I could manually flip with my hands that click into place

10. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I give it to them for trying something different but it makes that top portion look massive, still not buying it though

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

That's actually very innovative...though I don't think it will last very many turns. I hope they will keep the touch panel on the back as well as O-Click though.

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