Chinese hardware manufacturer Oppo has officially announced its latest flagship Android smartphone in the N1 with an enthusiast bent, as it has also confirmed that the phone will support the most popular alternative third-party ROM in CyanogenMod without the need to root the device when it rolls out the ROM shortly after launch. Oppo has also announced that it will ship a version of the N1 with CyanogenMod pre-installed, after the initial launch of the initial N1 versions with Oppo’s own Color Android ROM.
The N1 features the following specifications:
- 5.9 inch 1080p HD display
- 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
- 13MP Rotating 6-element camera
- WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
- 3,610 mAh battery
- Android 4.2
One of the other key features of the N1 mentioned in the specifications harks back to the middle part of the 2000’s with a 13 megapixel camera that is mounted on a 206° swiveling assembly on the top of the device while also including the main speaker and the front facing camera assembly.
The camera specifications are rounded out by the six element lens assembly, f’/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. No pricing or availability information has been made available other than a December launch date for the international W-CDMA version. As Oppo smartphones are typically exclusive to China and Southeast Asia, the announcement of the N1 shipping with CyanogenMod support may mean an expansion of availability in other countries on an official basis.