The OPPO N1 was announced back in September and while the availability is expected to begin in early-December, it looks like some lucky users may be able to get their hands on one a bit ahead of schedule. OPPO has launched a ‘pioneer’ program and will be offering the N1 to a select group of users. Those users will be able to purchase the handset at a discounted price, however they will need to do some work after the N1 arrives in their hands.
OPPO has said they are looking for “creative and enthusiastic individuals to get the first look.” They are asking for users that will discover the possibilities of the N1 and share their thoughts and experiences each week. To that point, you will need to send in a few images and your opinion on a feature of the N1 each week. Basically, it looks like OPPO is trying to generate some buzz for the recently announced N1.
That all being said, you cannot simply sign up to be a pioneer. OPPO has an application that you will need to fill out and even at that, the amount of people that get accepted is rather low. OPPO has said they will open this up for 10 users. Nonetheless, your chances will depend on the amount of entries, and also (we suspect) the quality of your application.
Otherwise, while the OPPO N1 was announced in conjunction with a partnership with Cyanogen, there are some other features that are worth highlighting. In this case, the handset has a rotating camera. The N1 has a 13 megapixel camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture and six layer lens that can rotate 206 degrees. Basically, the N1 doesn’t have a front- and rear-facing camera, but a single camera that handles both.
In addition there is O-Touch and O-Click. The touch feature is a rear-facing touchpad that aims to make it easier to use a large phone with one hand. The N1 has a 5.9-inch 1080p display. O-Touch will allow users to scroll, snap images and more. Shifting over to O-Click and we find a feature that will let you remotely operate the camera. This also serves as a device finder just in case you misplace your phone.