This $325 smartphone will surely fascinate you with its flippable OIS-enabled 13MP camera


Move over, Sony Xperia C3 and HTC Desire EYE, as a new claimant for the throne in the selfie department has just emerged from the vast lands of China - say "Cheese!" and pose for a selfie before the Doov Nike V1, a smartphone that employ a rather intriguing and unorthodox camera setup.

We've already seen the motorized swiveling snapper of the Oppo N3, but the Doov Nike V1 takes a slightly different approach - it employs a hinge, which allows the user to flip it and shoot in whichever direction they want, either the front or the rear. It swivels at up to 190 degrees.

As far as the camera itself is concerned, we have a 13MP, F/2.0 second-gen Sony sensor and a dual-tone Phillips LED flash. The snapper is also endowed with an optical image stabilization. The camera sensor itself is protected by sapphire glass with high refractive index. Additionally, the selfie-taking prowess of the device is complemented by a slew of enhancing and "beautifying" software modes.

The rest of the specs of the Doov Nike V1 are not as intriguing as the flipping camera, mind you. The SoC of the phone is a quad-core MediaTek MT6732, humming at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, a 2,480mAh battery, and a 5" 720p display at the front. The Doov Nike V1 runs a custom Android 4.4.x KitKat right out of the box, with the manufacturer's own Super UI atop. 

The device is priced at $325, but don't expect it in a store near you - probably it won't make it out of China.


source: BlogofMobile (translated) via GSMDome

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13 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1572; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

creative idea... not sure if it will ever take off. it just looks a little awkward to me.. maybe if they can find a more aesthetically pleasing

9. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

You, Shut up Already!! Them, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!

12. mturby unregistered

Its a gimmick only.

13. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

like the idea maybe a little different design

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

imagine if the phone accidently falls while camera is is flipped out ..ouch.

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yup... bye bye camera... It will be a phone without camera and broken screen

10. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

hope it has a lanyard strap!!! or has a case wit a lanyard strap!!

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Neat, i like stuff like this even if it doesnt catch on, the looks alone from others is fun.

5. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

and costly to replace too

6. Freelist86

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Oppo N1 is better

7. shubhajit

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

great to see such a creative phone.I would like to buy it.

8. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

What...the...f**k...

11. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Stupid chinese gimiicky designs

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