Dec 02 AT 12:33 AM Alex Wagner 6 Comments

Oppo: N1 will be available for purchase on Dec. 10 for $599

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod

After first introducing the N1 back at the tail end of September, Oppo today revealed when consumers will finally be able to purchase its new flagship smartphone. Oppo says that the N1 will be available in the U.S. and Europe starting Dec. 10, with pricing set at $599 and €449, respectively.

In exchange for their hard-earned cash, N1 buyers will be getting a device that features a 13-megapixel camera that can swivel 206 degrees, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. The Oppo N1 also sports a 5.9-inch 1080p display on its face as well as a 12cm O-Touch touchpad on its rear that is meant to help users navigate the N1′s software and take photos.

Speaking of software, the N1 comes preloaded with Android 4.2.2 beneath Oppo’s custom Color OS user interface. Users will also have the option of loading CyanogenMod onto the N1 directly through the device’s stock recovery. Folks that’d like to skip that step and get an N1 with the CyanogenMod ROM preinstalled will want to seek out the N1 CyanogenMod Edition, which is a limited edition model that Oppo will sell alongside the regular N1 in December, complete with special packaging and stickers.

Overall the Oppo N1 looks like a nice follow-up to 2012′s Find 5 and a pretty respectable flagship smartphone. Oppo isn’t the biggest Android device maker around, the company has become much more widely known in recent months, and the N1 has been the subject of quite a bit of teasing and hype. That’s why it’ll be interesting to see how the N1 sells once it launches on Dec. 10.

Are you thinking about ordering an Oppo N1? If you’re on the fence and want to see the N1 and its swivel shooter in action, you can watch PhoneDog Aaron’s hands-on video right here.

Via: Android Central

Source: +Oppo

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  • redraider133

    Seems kind of expensive for the specs. Not to mention since CM is on most phones you could easily pick up a different phone and stick CM on it.

  • damambt

    I dig the camera, but I’m still getting the nexus 5

    • donger

      Yeah great idea with the camera. Question is durability and reliability.

  • pinkelpause

    too expensive, oversized

  • John in Brisbane

    I’ve just ordered a cheap 4k computer monitor … that’s the limit of my early adoption for now :-)

    I played with a Samsung Mega 6.3 and a Huawei Ascend 6.1 the other day for the first time and I liked them. The Note 3 didn’t seem so big any more! I’m satisfied with an HTC One but in a year or two a big phone could be the next move. If Oppo proves to be a decent manufacturer, they’ll be part of my decision matrix.

  • Fahad

    I was really excited for this phone up until I realized there’s no LTE =/ I realize it’s releasing in China mainly but I believe they should’ve had a US variant with LTE I wouldn’t mind paying an extra 50 bucks for it. Instead I just bought a Note 3, while I love most things about the phone I had forgotten how much I hate touchwiz and the lack of onscreen navigation buttons.