Oppo N1 official: specs, features and pricing

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 23, 2013


Oppo might not be a giant in the Android world, but the smaller Chinese player did make a fair amount of waves with its previous flagship, the Oppo Find 5. Hoping to take things to the next level, Oppo hasn’t been shy about teasing, leaking and advertising the heck out of the Oppo N1.

Today the teasing ends, as the company has now officially taken the veil of its latest flagship!

As expected, the Oppo N1 puts a great deal of focus into its photo-taking capabilities, with the handset featuring a unique 13MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0, 6-element lens, dual-LED and the ability to rotate 206 degrees. Thanks to its rotatable design, the back shooter can easily become the front camera as well.

This rotating camera could make the N1 the perfect device for those that are addicted to taking selfies. It could also come in handy for those that need a high-quality camera for video chatting.

Although the camera is arguably the most important innovation found on the N1, the handset has also become the first smartphone to feature a built-in touchpad on the back of the device. Dubbed O-Touch, the touch sensitive phone back is designed to work with a multitude of gestures that will allow you to quickly change songs, take pictures and can even be programmed to accept custom actions.

Other specs and features

O-Touch and camera features aside, there’s a lot to love with the Oppo N1. Here’s a full list of specs straight from Oppo:

  • Dimensions: 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 213 g
  • Display: 5.9-inch IPS Full HD, 377 PPI
  • Operating system: Color, based on Android 4.2
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 / 32 GB
  • Sensors: Distance sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, 4D Gyroscope
  • Battery capacity: 3610 mAh
  • O-Touch pad: Slide up or down, left or right, tap, double tap and long press for different functionality
  • Camera: 13-megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP, FlashDual-mode LED, Aperture f/2.0
  • O-Click Control device: O-Click lets you remotely operate the N1 camera even when you’re away from the device.
  • Scene modes: Normal, Panorama, High Speed, Rewind, Beautify, and Slow Shutter
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
  • Other connectivity: USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, GPS

Cyanogenmod Support

While the list of specs above reveals the Oppo N1’s default OS will be the new in-house developed “Color ROM”, the Oppo N1 will also be CyanogenMod’s first partner device since the ROM maker announced plans to go commercial.

Cyanogenmod will not be installed by default, but it will be optimized for the Oppo N1’s hardware and will arrive as an optional ROM sometime later this year.


Pricing and availability

The Oppo N1 will be available sometime in October, starting at CN¥3,498 (roughly $570) – at least in China.

What about the international market? Considering both the Oppo Find 5 and R819 are sold in Europe and North America, we can pretty much expect the same from the Oppo N1. Oppo has yet to give any specific details as to its international plans, but we’d imagine the N1 will arrive sometime this holiday season.

So how about it, anyone interested in picking up the Oppo N1 when it arrives to a region near you?

  • Infinite7154

    Yes, I want this phone!

  • dodz

    now this is innovation

  • MasterMuffin

    I wonder how easily that camera breaks. It’s also too big for me, but this is a competitor at least for One Max, even for Note 3 (no stulys though)

    • Andrew Grush

      The camera has apparently been vigorously tested to ensure it can rotate without fail or worry about breaking for many, many years to come. That said – it probably wasn’t tested against little kids, drunks or careless people: and all three of those types of people tend to be very good at finding ways to break the unbreakable.

      I’m very impressed personally by Oppo in general, and at least somewhat considering picking one of these up in the future. It would pretty much be a done deal if the phone was a bit smaller though. :)

      • MasterMuffin

        That’s what I ment, one drop and the camera could be done! And I’d seriously consider this against the upcoming Nexus 5 if it wasn’t so huge :/

        • Jeff Moreira

          It’s not the first phone to have this kind of camera.

          Samsung had one that had a camera like that as well:


          It was the Samsung P900, you could even turn the screen :)

          • smokebomb

            That’s what tony stark used. In Iron Man 1.

          • Jeff Moreira

            Was it? I don’t remember, I guess I have an excuse to watch it again ;)

          • MasterMuffin

            And those old Nokia cameraphones. This is new thing in a modern smartphone

    • Tuấn Ankh

      I think it’s just a fun thing to have once in a while. Just don’t overdo it ;)

  • Amine Elouakil

    Innovation are you guys serious? I remember having this on a Sony Ericson V800 like 9 years ago and it’s most likely that it wasn’t the first phone to have such a feature

  • [A]dri[A]n

    I like the design, looks very sleek. Although, that rotating camera is a bit of an eye sore. At least to me :P Also, the phone is a bit too big for my personal taste :P But a beautiful phone nonetheless! The battery is pretty beast too :) With that rotating camera, the cases for this phone are gonna be quite awkward looking Lol

  • GG9
  • carlosfrancoz

    Looks gorgeous! but Snapdragon 600 :( and no SD Card :'(

    • Tuấn Ankh

      I thought the same. I expected Snap 800.
      But for that price tag, it’s still pretty nice since you get a well built phone, a fun camera, and a huge 5.9 inch display.
      You also get… something do to with Cyanogen. I don’t know much about it, but yeah, you also pay Cyanogen with that $570, I believe.

      • carlosfrancoz

        and what about no SD card… just 32 gb

        • Tuấn Ankh

          Yeah, I would prefer to have one. It’s not too bad though because 32gb is big enough for me. :D

          • crickcrick

            Yeah its a lot better than last years Nexus 4 situation 8 gigs with No OTG? At least this ones got OTG, not ideal but if push comes to shove at least you have some physical storage expansion option. Cloud storage’s applications are limited to counties with high speed and UL or very high data caps and I dont live in such a sountry

          • mobilemann

            can’t compare SD to OTG support though. SD is so much more convenient in the actual phone.

          • Tuấn Ankh

            definitely better, or else it wouldn’t be worth that price tag :P

    • Ivan Budiutama

      yeah, also without SD Card they are supposed to get 32 GB as the minimum. I AM very worry about the dual boot ROM will take up space too much for a comfortable free space.

      EDIT: Ok, so it’s not dual boot but still, they need to get 32 GB as minimum

  • Tuấn Ankh

    Hail to the Beautify feature, lol. Isn’t that the one that alter your face to the”standard” of beauty?
    I got this feature on my Blu Life Play. What a fun thing to have. Makin me look like a girl all the time xD

  • Andrew Fuss

    I’m not really diggin the camera swivel DONT get me wrong it would be pretty awesome to Skype using an HD camera rather than a 1 megapixel camera. It would also be a lot better for self photos. But I just don’t like the aesthetics of it. The body looks gorgeous but the Camera just had an ugly feel . I’m not dissing it because it has something new that other devices just just don’t have and I find that really cool and innovative.

  • APai

    this is good. things like this have been done before, however, I don’t mind having such a thing in a current device :) more power to those who try!

  • dogulas

    I think the most useful thing about the rotating camera is that it basically eliminates the need for a tripod in many cases. You can just point the camera up, lay the phone on its back and readjust to get a perfect shot. Cool.

  • Yes

    13MP stills/video of my face? I’m not that pretty!

  • Scott Niemczyk

    Does anyone know if those wcdma bands will work on Verizon?

  • Madankumar Balakrishnan

    “the handset has also become the first smartphone to feature a built-in touchpad on the back of the device”

    Actually, the Motorola Charm did that years ago. And it was running Froyo. =P

  • Wow

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    I would buy this phone, with 5″— what’s up with those screen sizes? My hands are not growing bigger within years!

  • Ruz

    Finally a company has listened to me and incorporated a high quality cam for self shoot as well as video chating apps. Wow i love this.. awesome idea..

    not know how the touch sensitivity will be there..

    why dint they incorporate water and scratch resistance? Why there is no Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating?

    If i am not mistaken they were talking about OWL sensor camera, what happen about that?? Isnt this different from what they were talking or its in upcoming Find 7?

  • theotheruseoneishere

    213 grams????

  • Vardan Nazaretyan

    Innovation at it’s best!

  • samsparkin

    Oppo Find 5 looked better

  • joemari5

    Well I hate to say this joke but, OPPO GANGNAM STYLE!

  • Luka Mlinar

    O-Click remote is awesome and it come with the phone. Un like Samsung and all the rest where you need to cash a ton to get some extras that aren’t even that interesting.

  • David Peterson

    Prospect of super selfies is so tempting ;)

    Really though, it’s a pretty cool idea and gets rid of those crappy superfluous front facing cameras

  • TheAppleFanatic

    its not very attractive, and doesn’t have good enough specs to run Android smoothly, and the screen is way too big, but its definitely innovative, not sure if I would ever use any of these innovative features, lol.

    • Shaun Standing

      Adreno 320 , snapdragon 600, Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 is more then enough to smoothly run the android OS with plenty of applications running in the back ground, even more so when/if this gets a 4.4 update. Would be great if it had the snapdragon 800 though, but still a very capable device. Plus the oppo range is a mid range device. You can get higher specs in the Nexus 5 for a low price, but oppo dont have the pulling power of google. Because this is in the “phablet” family, you cant fairly compare this to a standard smartphone though. compared to the HTC one max this holds it own very easily.

  • Marcus Renagade

    will this phone have mhl

  • H5ire

    Shut Up and take my money right now..!! :D

  • FLMJ1G

    No lte?! Are you kidding me? Well, back to NX5. Really was digging this and I hate over 5″…

  • Dt Bell

    If it’s affordable, I’d slip my chip in it.

  • shankar

    price in india