Oppo has officially launched the N1 Mini smartphone for Indian customers at a price of 26,990 rupees. The smartphone features a 5-inch IPS Display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and runs on ColorOS 1.4, a customized version of Android 4.3 JellyBean operating system.
The handset is powered by a 1.6 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and has 2GB of RAM. On the inside, it comes with 16 GB of internal storage and carries a non-removable 2,140mAh battery. One of the best features of the smartphone is the 13 MP rotating camera from Sony that can be used as a front or rear one. It comes with such shooting modes as Beauty, Panorama, Ultra-HD, HDR, Slow shutter and Normal.
Connectivity-wise, it comes with 4G/LTE, 3G, GSM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. As for its weight and dimensions, it comes with a 148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm aspect and 150g. The N1 Mini will be available in three colours: Light Blue, White and Lemon Yellow and Indian customers will be able to buy it in the coming weeks.
As you guessed by its name, the phone is the smaller version of the Oppo N1, which was launched early this year. Judging by its price, it will compete with other smartphones on the higher side of the mid-range price segment. What makes the N1 and its younger brother stand apart from other smartphones is the camera, which is said to be the world’s first. It can rotate 206-degree, and eliminates the need for a secondary camera.
The downsides are represented by the fact that it comes wtih Android Jelly Bean 4.3, instead of the latest KitKat update and the limited 16GB internal storage since there’s no microSD slot to support for future expansion.