Technology that we take for granted has fundamentally changed the way we live. And that’s the way it should be. Technology should innovate and push mankind forward.
However, innovation in smartphones has stopped. Every year, smartphones become slightly faster, with slightly larger screens, and get slight design changes. These things have been confused with innovation.
With the N1, we threw away all preconceptions. We boldly returned to the core reason to why technology should exist. To improve life, to innovate, and to change things for the better.
OPPO was the first in the world to release a 13-megapixel camera smartphone. With the N1, we are once again realizing new possibilities in smartphone photography. Introducing the world’s first smartphone with a rotating camera.
The revolutionary rotating camera features a 206° rotation, and will securely lock at any angle. No matter what angle you choose, having just one amazing camera means that front facing shots are finally just as good as back facing shots.
The unique rotating camera is constructed from 67 different components, featuring a 206° rotation that will firmly lock in position at any angle without shaking or moving while you frame the shot. With a shared camera for both front and back, your front facing shots will be just as amazing as your back facing shots.
N1 is the first Android smartphone to use six physical lenses, giving you a clearer image while eliminating any distortion. The latest generation stacked CMOS sensor, upgraded type 1/3.06 imaging module and f/2.0 wide aperture lets more light in, so you can take great photos even in dark environments.
Not satisfied with what was available, we partnered with the leading optics companies to tailor make our own image-processing solution for improved white balance, exposure and focus. No matter the lighting condition, the N1 camera captures astonishing clarity and detail.
Like any camera, the N1 is equipped with a flash to light up dark environments. The dual flash design consists of a normal flash for back facing shots and a diffused softer light for when you flip the camera forward. With its brightness tunable via the OPPO N1 camera software, the front facing flash will provide perfect lighting conditions for any front facing shots.
Easily the fastest starting camera available on the market, the N1 camera will boot in just 0.6 seconds. A simple 120° rotation of the camera will wake a sleeping screen and let you immediately start taking pictures. Recording your moments has never been easier.
With unprecedented hardware support, the N1 supports long exposure photography of up to 8 seconds. Capture more than pictures; capture the pulse of the moment.
OPPO N1 is designed with a beautiful dual line philosophy. The entire device is wound by two finely cut chamfers. Visible from every angle, the dual chamfers run through the sides of the device’s pure and minimalist design. The subtle curves and contours lend to its sophisticated yet simple design.
Designing a rotating camera was a challenging engineering problem. More than a year of work and over 20 different camera designs ultimately led to the simple brilliance of the OPPO N1. The small camera housing includes more than 10 modules, 50 cables, and 67 components. Every part is structurally reinforced and undergoes anti-static treatment.
The N1 camera features a rotation of 206° and will firmly lock in position at any angle. This was determined as the optimum range of motion for the lens after thousands of adjustments and tests, with each degree serving an exact purpose. By fine tuning every degree, we were able to create the ultimate smartphone camera experience.
In order to ensure that every rotation is perfect, we have conducted thorough experiments in a multitude of harsh environments to optimize and improve the materials and construction process of OPPO N1. The rotating camera is tested to perfectly withstand 100,000 rotations and built for longevity and performance.
The full metal aluminum alloy frame is produced over a 20-day period. During this time it undergoes a 14 step polishing process involving more than a dozen suppliers. Strengthening the core of the phone, the frame adds an air of toughness, firmness and style to the OPPO N1.
The phone body is made with a smooth, delicate material for a ceramic-like elegance, designed to keep your device free of fingerprints and eternally soft to the touch.
O-Touch is an entirely new way of using your smartphone. A 12 cm2 rear touch panel makes one handed use for the large OPPO N1 screen comfortable and easy. With O-Touch you can scroll, tap, or snap photos – all without your fingers blocking the display.
N1 features a 14.98 cm (5.9") Full HD screen. The immersive display of the OPPO N1 is definitely large, but its size is overshadowed by the incredibly clear and sharp delivery of your content. The ultra-sensitive multi-touch panel in the OPPO N1 supports input from fingertips, gloves and styluses for unprecedented freedom over how you control your device.
O-Click lets you remotely operate the N1 camera even when you’re away from the device. Simply position the N1 and step back to include everything you want to capture. If you misplace your device, find it by setting off an alarm on the phone. O-Click fits on your keychain and supports a range of up to 15 meters, staying connected to your OPPO N1 via Bluetooth (BLE).
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