Oppo N1 Goes Global On December 10, Priced At $599


Oppo’s flagship N1 handset, which went on sale in China in late September, is going global on December 10. The device is fully equipped to compete with the latest flagships — packing a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera — and it’ll cost $599 in the U.S. and €449 in Europe.

If you’re the kind of person who immediately flashes a CyanogenMod ROM onto their new smartphone the day they get it, then the Oppo N1 should be right up your street. Not only does it boast high-end specifications and an attractive design, but it also comes with CyanogenMod pre-installed.

Those who aren’t so keen on CyanogenMod can choose to run Oppo’s own “ColorOS” user interface instead. It’s still Android at the core, but it’s a heavily modified version with Oppo’s own skin and features — just like Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense.

The N1 isn’t just unique when it comes to software, either. It also has a 13-megapixel camera that rotates 206 degrees, so it acts as both a rear- and front-facing camera as and when you need it.

Here’s everything you get with the N1:

  • 5.9-inch 1080p display with 377 pixels-per-inch
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of storage
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0

The N1 will sell for $599 in the U.S. and €449 in Europe when it goes on sale on December 10. It’s pretty pricey, then, but you’d expect a premium device like this to come with a premium price tag.