Android sits at the base of the next OPPO smartphone with a 5-inch display and a flip-able camera and flash. This is the OPPO N1 mini, the smaller version of the original OPPO N1 (which came with a massive 6-inch display). This smaller version does not yet have confirmation of the other stand-out feature the original edition had - CyanogenMod OS.
An Oppo N5116 handset -- believed to be the Oppo N1 Mini -- has appeared at the FCC, complete with images, an illustration, and some specifications. Shown in the images is a smartphone that looks like a smaller version of the Oppo N1, and the specs are accordingly lesser to a modest degree.
Oppo has made a name for itself by offering smartphones that are a bit different from others on the market and appeal to enthusiasts who like CyanogenMod among other things. Oppo has in the past offered smartphones that come out of the box running CyanogenMod and many hopped that the Find 7 would be one of those devices.
It's only been a few days now since we talked about the Oppo Find 7a smartphone that was up for pre-order. That phone came with an extra battery, memory card, and a case for those who pre-ordered. That Find 7a smartphone wasn't exactly a bargain considering that you can buy a lot of devices in that $499 price range. If you like the Oppo style, but the Find 7a doesn't float your boat, another smartphone from the company has crossed the FCC.
Last month OPPO launched the Find 7 smartphone promising 50MP photos using software and other tricks. This month we are looking at the launch of another OPPO smartphone, this time called the Find 7a. Pre-orders for the smartphone kickoff today and those that pre-order will get some very nice freebies along with the purchase.
OPPO has launched its latest Android smartphone, the OPPO Find 7, promising 50-megapixel photos though using some software and hardware trickery to achieve them. The Find 7 has a 5.5-inch Quad HD 2560 x 1440 display and runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quadcore processor, but it's likely the camera which will cause most interest (and confusion).
Google this week approved CyanogenMod's operating system for pre-installation on the OPPO N1 smartphone, a CyanogenMod developer announced yesterday. The CM operating system is an open source project that changes Google's Android OS in a wide variety of ways. The OPPO N1 will be the first major handset to ship with a CM pre-installation option. [UPDATE: CM has released a demo video of its OS running on the N1; read on and click play when you get there!]
In the ever-expanding universe of Android devices, there are two distinct groups - those that are certified by Google, and those that are not. The big difference here is shown in the new Oppo brand device Oppo N1, a machine that up until this week was not certified by Google. Just this week they've announced that they have become certified by Google CTS and CDD, meaning they're allowed to use the Google Play store.