World’s first rotating camera smartphone coming

Posted on Dec 12 2013 - 4:48pm by IBC News
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Chinese company Oppo has announced the availability of its new smartphone N1 from December 10. The tech world is awaiting the release of this 5.9-inch phablet with innovative features. Here are three distinct features that make this device stand out:

Rotating camera:

This device has the world’s first rotating camera that rotates 206 degrees, which ensure front shots as good as back shots. The 13-megapixel camera has six physical lenses and an f/2.0 aperture. This lets you to take clear photos even in the dark. Twisting the camera module automatically activates the camera app and the module will securely lock at any angle.


LG’s G2 began putting the back panel to better use mounting buttons there. Now N1 is coming out with a 12cm square touch panel on the back. It can be used to scroll through web pages, tap open apps and links, and also control the camera’s shutter.


O-Click lets you remotely operate the N1 camera. This keyring-like device helps you find the misplaced phone by setting off an alarm. O-Click fits on your keychain and supports a range of up to 50 meters, staying connected to your N1 via Bluetooth (BLE).

Operating System:

Oppo is launching this device with its own Android version called Color. Users can also install CyanogenMod custom firmware directly from the phone’s stock recovery. It will also produce a limited edition N1 which runs on standard CyanogenMod OS. What is CyanogenMod? It’s an open source replacement distribution for smartphones and tablets based on the Android OS.

N1 features a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, and either 16 to 32 GB storage. It releases on December 10 in Europe and America. It will cost $599 in America and €449 in Europe. The launch date for Indian market is yet to be announced.

Oppo N1 Specifications

Color: White
Dimensions: 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm
Weight: 213 g
Operating system: Color, based on Android 4.2
Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core
GPU: Adreno 320

Memory: 16 or 32 GB ROM / 2 GB RAM

Battery: 3610 mAh

5.9-inch, 1080p Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels), 377 PPI
16 million colors
Multi-touch, capacitive screen

Slide up or down, left or right, tap, double tap and long press for different functionality

Rotating camera:
13-megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP
Dual-mode LED
Aperture f/2.0
Normal, Panorama, High Speed, Rewind, Beautify, and Slow Shutter scene modes

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz

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