Oppo brings in the N1

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY - By LEE KAH LENG bytz@thes­tar.com.my Know your

Oppo Elec­tron­ics has made its of­fi­cial en­try here with the in­tro­duc­tion of its flag­ship An­droid smart­phone, the oppo N1.

The N1 boasts what oppo claims to be the world’s first smart­phone with a ro­tat­ing cam­era, which can per­form a 206° ro­ta­tion, turn­ing its main 13-megapixel rear cam­era into a front fac­ing cam­era.

Not only that, it also comes with a full HD (1080x1920 pix­els) IpS dis­play on a 5.9in frame, quad­core Snap­dragon 600 pro­ces­sor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of stor­age and a huge 3,610mAh bat­tery.

“We are a young and in­no­va­tive com­pany com­pany that de­vel­ops de­vices to give each user a unique ex­pe­ri­ence with­out sac­ri­fic­ing sim­plic­ity,” said oppo Malaysia chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Wil­liam Fang.

As the 5.9in screen size might be too big for many users to com­fort­ably em­ploy one handed nav­i­ga­tion, oppo has in­cluded a rear touch panel which helps with page swip­ing.

Users could also pur­chase the op­tional o-Click which acts as a re­mote con­trol for the phone’s cam­era through Blue­tooth con­nec­tion.

The N1 comes pre­loaded with oppo’s ColoroS user in­ter­face layer run­ning on An­droid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is some­what dated since the cur­rent An­droid avail­able is 4.4.2 KitKat.

one of the ad­van­tages of the ColoroS layer is that it sup­ports mul­ti­ple fin­ger ges­tures — for ex­am­ple draw­ing a cir­cle when the phone is on standby will launch the phone di­rectly into cam­era mode.

It is also pos­si­ble to activate the phone, turn on the cam­era flash, con­trol the vol­ume and take a screen­shot just by us­ing the re­spec­tive fin­ger ges­tures.

on the downside, you only get 3G con­nec­tion as the N1 does not sup­port LTE. There is also no sup­port for NFC (near field com­mu­ni­ca­tion) on the oppo N1 and no ex­pand­able stor­age op­tion.

At a pretty rea­son­able price of RM1,798, the oppo N1 will be avail­able at the end of the month, as will the o-Click, which is sold separately at RM138.

Golden Oppo-rtu­nity

Al­though the oppo has a cov­eted spe­cial edi­tion model run­ning on Cyanogen­Mod — a pop­u­lar af­ter­mar­ket firmware based on An­droid oS that of­fers fea­tures not found in ven­dors’ of­fi­cial firmwares — the N1 Cyanogen­Mod Edi­tion will not be avail­able in Malaysia any­time soon.

How­ever, oppo will be bring­ing in three other mod­els — the Find 5 Mini, the R1 and Neo.

The Find 5 Mini has a 4.7in screen, quad-core pro­ces­sor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of stor­age, 8-megapixel rear cam­era and a 2000mAh bat­tery all packed into a 7.75mm thick body.

on the other hand, the oppo R1 is a 5in smart­phone with IpS HD dis­play, quad-core pro­ces­sor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of stor­age and a 8-megapixel cam­era with a to­tal weight of only 140g; while the oppo Neo com­prises a 4.5in IpS dis­play screen, dual-core pro­ces­sor, 512MB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel rear cam­era, all at only 130g.

The Find 5 Mini, R1 and Neo will be avail­able for RM998, RM1,298 and RM598 re­spec­tively at au­tho­rised oppo dis­trib­u­tors na­tion­wide by end of Fe­bru­ary.

++++ https://en.oppo.com/prod­ucts/n1

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