Though each and every important player of the mobile market these days is either based in China, has factories there or very close ties with local companies, when it comes to younger, lower-profile OEMs headquartered in the nation still famous for its cheap copies and fakes, most Westerners tend to look away.
Not even give them the benefit of the doubt. But if Oppo’s plans go smoothly, you may not have a choice other than throwing them a bone or two.
And that’s because their spectacularly-looking new N1 phone is reportedly spreading its wings from China as soon as next month. How much is it going to cost? When exactly will it start selling? And what kind of stocks is Oppo able to push to the Western hemisphere?
No idea across the board, but what I do know is, in a market where innovation is a thing of the past, the N1 sure looks different than anything I’ve ever seen. For starters, it comes with a rotating top-notch 13 MP camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash that, because it’s not fixed, it can work both as a rear and front-facing shooter.
Meanwhile, the 5.9-inch IPS screen boasts Full HD resolution, there’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 power beneath the hood, as well as 2 GB RAM, a 3,610 mAh battery, 16 or 32 GB of storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
Oh, yeah, and the Oppo N1 runs a one-of-a-kind, scratch that, two one-of-a-kind operating systems, coming pre-loaded with either Android 4.2-based Color OS or a CyanogenMod-skinned ROM of Android. Now that’s what I call absolute software freedom!
<Source: Giz China>