Oppo Aims for the Hardcore Android Enthusiast Pound With CyanogenMod OS N1

By Gary Cutlack on at

That bonkers phone there is the Oppo N1, a new Android model that's exciting for two big reasons. First, there's that odd looking rotating camera it's put on the top of it, plus Android nerds will be beside themselves with joy thanks to the phone's official support for the hacker's OS version of choice, CyanogenMod.

The Oppo N1 also innovates in terms of camera software as well as the oddball twistable nozzle lens thing. The 13-Megapixel sensor lets users set their own exposure levels, with up to eight seconds the maximum level. Owners will be filling up Twitter with their dreamy starscapes and blurry waterfall pics en masse.

As for the usual Android hardware spec war, the Oppo N1 is powered by a Snapdragon 600 chipset, alongside 2GB of RAM, with its 5.9-inch display outputting at the full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. And there's a huge 3610mAh capacity battery in there, too.

And in one further twist, Oppo's stuck a touch sensor on the back of the N1, offering the weird suggestion that this is a great thing because you can scroll the display without your fingers getting in the way. The N1 should launch in December. No price has been discussed yet. [Oppo]