A few weeks ago, we told you about a project by Oppo, makers of the solid “Find 5” device, to bring a camera to market. The device is said to challenge the Galaxy camera from Samsung, mimicking it in just about every way. While the original report was leaked information from a briefing, we didn’t learn about a name for the product line.
Oppo also told Engadget that this would be the “most important flagship series for Oppo, going forward”.
That’s changed, as an Oppo representative has confirmed to Engadget that their new lineup of Camera will be dubbed N-Lens. The focus will clearly be photography, as we noted in our original report. We expect it will be running a recent version of Android, and should offer the ability to make calls. Unfortunately, no new specs have been reported yet, so our original report is all the spec-y goodness we have for you right now.
Oppo also told Engadget that this would be the “most important flagship series for Oppo, going forward”. That leads us to believe they’re going the route of tossing a really good camera on a phone, as so many others have done. Samsung, of course, has their Galaxy camera. Nokia clocked in with their 41 megapixel Lumia 1020, and the Sony Honami looms large, with a rumored 20 megapixel offering.
It seems the tides have turned a bit. We once wanted phones with great cameras (and still do, obviously), but OEMs are starting to offer great cameras that happen to make phone calls and run apps, now. Andy Rubin had cameras in mind when Android was designed, so this is all just a taste of the OS coming full circle.