Rotary cameraphone Oppo N1 can be yours for just $99 thanks to a new pioneer program

Rotary cameraphone Oppo N1 can be yours for just $99 thanks to a new pioneer program
Oppo is a part of the rapidly expanding family of premium Chinese smartphone brands, and it's arguably one of its star members. A holding of BBK Electronics, Oppo is the brand that the corporation is pushing for the west, and it's been doing a great job lately. That's because instead of solely relying on the its smartphones' stellar build quality, the company has as of late started a far more aggressive marketing campaign for its products. This makes a lot of sense, seeing as Oppo is firmly positioned in the premium niche of the market, which also means that their phones have to be seen as rival to those released by the really big boys from Samsung, LG and Apple among others.

The latest, arguably most interesting device out from the Guangdong-based company, is the Oppo N1. Featuring a rotating 13MP, 206 degrees-wide camera, a rear touch panel and a beautiful design, the N1, at about $570, is a good deal for the average Western consumer. The Oppo fans among you without as much to spare shouldn't despair, however, for the company is launching the N1 Pioneer program, which seeks “ten creative and original people to get the earliest N1 unit for just $99 and share their photos and experiences with fellow Oppo fans.” The process starts (later) today, October 14, on Oppo's website (in the source below), and you'll have two weeks to submit your entry. The exact form of the application itself is currently unknown, though we should know more any time now.

source: Oppo

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N1
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3610 mAh

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12 Comments

1. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Looks like one of those freak phones.

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

So when Apple makes a conservative iPhone it's innovative and when Oppo makes an innovative phone it's "freak"?

6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Its all about user experience. A simple, reliable and elegant user experience unlike a phone that stutters when with a snapdragon 600 #thenextbigflop

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

elegant user experience?? Everyone has different preference and that's that. I think the phone has good concept but it has one big problem... since it has axle to rotate that became the weak point of the phone. In other word it is the point expect to break when you drop your phone and after years of usage. Freak show? no... but an attempt of innovation? yes.

5. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I am loving the freak show and has my attention since September 2nd.

3. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

This design reminds of Nokia back where you can rotate the camera.

4. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Aah, the 5700... or the N90!

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 584; Member since: May 07, 2012

ok so i am taking a selfy and a call come in,i gotta shout to the caller hold on let me rotate my earpiece so i can hear you,doesn't seem all that smart to me

11. Tech_Junkie1996

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

Would you really try and take a selfie while on the phone? Even if you did that with a normal phone, you would have to hold the phone away from your face and would not be able to hear them.

9. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

You have rotated the camera and while it's there you are getting a call and your speaker is on back..Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

10. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I think its a sweet idea. Now you don't have that dinky little camera on the front. You can take high quality selfies (if you're into that) or HD Video if your chatting with someone.

12. notoffended

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Gsmarena doesn't have any details about this phone.. When is it launching in the international market.. Will it be available in India?

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