Many of today's smartphones sport very capable cameras, but unless you add funky lens attachments like the
Chinese manufacturer Oppo revealed a new smartphone at a press conference in
The hinged camera module of the Oppo N1 smartphone has spent over a year on the design bench, and gone through 20 different versions, Gizmag wrote.
The production unit is constructed using 67 different components, 50 cables and over 10 modules. It features a 13-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor with a dedicated image signal processor, and a six element lens with an f/2.0 aperture.
Users can also choose to keep the shutter open for as long as eight seconds for creative long exposure shots.
The integrated flash has two modes of operation. When pointing to the back of the smartphone, the LED flash works pretty much like any other, but it becomes a light-diffusing flash for front-facing snaps, with brightness that can be adjusted by the user through the N1's camera software.
The company says the camera can be woken up from sleep in 0.6 seconds by rotating the camera module by 120 degrees.
The first of the company's new N-Lens range boasts a 5.9-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a pixel density of 377 ppi. Oppo has also made it easier for users to keep the Gorilla Glass 2-topped HD display clear of icon-blocking fingers and thumbs by including a 12 sq cm (2 sq in) touch surface called the
Beating away inside an aluminum alloy frame covered by a "ceramic-like" plastic material designed to help keep greasy finger marks at bay is a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.
The supporting players include an Adreno 320 graphics engine, 2 GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32 GB of solid state storage (though, unusually, there does not appear to be a microSD slot).
Oppo Announces N1 Smartphone
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