Oppo will be releasing the Oppo N1 Mini on May 30 as they announced it on Chinese social network Weibo. It will be a mini version of the flagship Oppo N1, and it will feature the same rotating camera just like it. Although, if we go into detailed specs, the device is not that ‘mini’ after all.
According to the information that we have right now, it will feature a 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 13 MP swiveling camera with LED flash, 4G LTE support, and a 2,140 mAh. We are probably in an era now where 5-inch is considered ‘mini’. Also it’s rumored that it might feature an octa-core processor, either the MediaTek MT6592 or the Exynos 5422 Octa SoC
Oppo N1 Mini made an appearance at the FCC desk recently, and this is where we learned about the specifications. It will have LTE and HSPA as well, making it good enough for today’s technology. Everything else looks pretty much similar to the flagship version.
Oppo N1 was released last year in September, and it was running Android with Cyanogen MOD on board. Having a big display of 5.9 inch, it was running on a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and Android 4.2. One of the notebale feature of the N1 is its swiveling 13 MP camera six physical lenses with f2.0 wide aperture, and we will see it in the Oppo N1 Mini, although instead of two LEDs, there’s only one. Another significant thing about the Oppo N1 is its O-Touch panel which we might see on the mini version as well. It’s a small panel on the back of the device which allows to take photos, scoll, and tap without even touching the screen, and people really liked it on the N1.
Just after 2 days, Oppo will be ‘sharing one of the most important “little” things’ with us. Oppo is a Chinese brand, and there are a lot of chances that N1 Mini will be only available in China. But Oppo N1 was brought to US through online retailers and also Cyanogen is offering it, so we can expect that same thing might happen with the N1 Mini as well.
Oppo is an emerging brand, and in other countries where brands like Samsung, Apple, and HTC are leading, it’s really hard for it to compete, hence the reason they are starting from China, because all good things starts from home. Samsung is really well-respected in their home country, and Washington Post called “South Korea- the Republic of Samsung”. Oppo has a long way to go, but will it be in the line to go head-to-head with likes of Samsung and Apple? We’ll have to wait and see.