OPPO has officially launched the N1 smartphone for those in China. The OPPO N1 was originally introduced back in September and more recently we learned the CyanogenMod model will begin shipping in December. And while the CyanogenMod model was expected to be available in limited quantities, it looks like the same can be said about the regular model in China.
The handset has been made available through the OPPO online store and 10,000 units will be available. This is the 16GB model and the handset is priced at CNY3498, which is roughly $575 in terms of US dollars. The success of the OPPO N1 remains to be seen, however the handset does have some unique and also some not often seen features.
To begin with, the OPPO N1 has a one camera -- as opposed to a separate front and rear facing. The camera is 13 megapixel and the lens is able to rotate 206 degrees. The camera is a Sony sensor and sports an F2.0 aperture. The handset also has something called O-Click, which has been dubbed the "camera assistant." In this case the O-Click is a small fob that can be used to take pictures from a few feet away.
The other not often seen smartphone feature is the touchpad, which in this case, goes by the name O-Touch. This one is fairly simple, but it will allow for navigation. Otherwise, the OPPO N1 has a 5.9-inch (1920 x 1080 and 377 ppi) display along with a Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 3610 mAh battery.
Touching back on the OPPO N1 CyanogenMod edition and that one will ship running Cyanogen. There will also be some special packaging as well as some CyanogenMod stickers included in the box. But while this model will ship running CyanogenMod out of the box, the other non-CM models of the N1 will be easy to switch over as they will be shipped rooted with a custom recovery allowing users to easily flash CyanogenMod.