Oppo mobiles have announced Oppo N1 the world’s first smartphone with rotating camera. Oppo is a well known premium brand in China. The smart phone comes with 5.9 inch screen but the key feature is the rotating camera with a 206 degree rotation.

Oppo N1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon (600) quad core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with Adreno 320 GPU. The handset weighs 213 grams with a 9mm thickness. N1 sails on Android 4.2 with 2GB RAM and optional 16 or 32 GB storage. N1 seems like a single SIM handset.

The IPS screen of capacitive nature is 5.9 inches supporting FHD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution (16M colors). There is just one camera of 13MP resolution with dual mode LED. The same camera can be used as a front camera, by simply rotating it.

There are two more exiting and new features apart from the rotating camera and that is O-Touch and O-Click. There is a rear touch panel that can also be used to scroll, tap, and take pictures. Say if you are browsing a website you can simply slide the finger on the back side top or down to scroll through the web page. There is another feature called the O-Click that gives you an option to control the Camera remotely or trigger an alarm to find your missing phone (up to 50 meters).

Oppo N1

Oppo N1 rotating camera

Oppo N1 O-Touch feature

Other features are 3G, Wi-Fi (5G), GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG support, micro USB and 3.5mm audio jack. The battery is of a good 3610 mAh capacity. Pricing details are not yet known. It is highly unlikely that OPPO will officially launch this in India, but getting any Oppo device in India is still a distant dream.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in