Oppo has finally announced the Mini version of last year’s oversized wonder, otherwise known as the Oppo N1 Mini. This device brings the interesting form factor to 5 inches down from 6 inches. It still maintains that 13 megapixel swivel camera that was so awesome on the original, and takes many other design cues from its big brother.
The display has 720p, and it should be running a fairly modern version of Android (we’re hoping KitKat) with Oppo’s ColorOS 1.4 sitting on top. Aside from its weight — it weighs about 150 grams — Oppo didn’t give us many other details to go on, though a more formal event taking place on June 10th should reveal far more details.
Lol. 5-inches is the new “mini.” They should just call this the Oppo N1 and the original the N1 GIGANTE. I’ve always been curious about this phone, it’s just the ginormous size of the original put me off. If this Mini only had 1080p and ran CyanogenMod, I’d consider it.
I was about to comment “Inb4 lol 5 inch mini”…
Agreed. 1080p and CyanogenMod and I’d give this a look.
I remember when we used to value phones by how small they were. Remember when they were down to about the size of a tic-tac container? Hehe. I wish now manufacturers would at least target build sizes that could fit in my pants!
Soon we’ll start seeing little tags on our jeans in stores, “modern smartphone compatible pockets — Up to 6 inches!”.
I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile and purchased the Oppo N1 to go along with it. The Find 7 got announced shortly after, and I’d probably trade for that if I had the chance, however, the N1 is a very solid device with a fairly thin, curved profile that makes it decent in the hand, despite the size. The large size did end up forcing me-of-little-fingers to switch to a two-handed grip, but that hasn’t ultimately been an issue. The only thing that could be improved a little is software optimization. While the phone performs well, the stand-by battery life is only slightly better than actually using it. With everything taken into consideration, I still love the device personally, and OPPO as a company has been amazing. (Side note: This is a photo from the N1 https://plus.google.com/102764992686203180867/posts/82GQtmYH7Td )
Wow! Amazing Camera
Unnlike everyone else this is a decent phone if priced right I’d cop it after waiting horrendously for OnePlus One. If this is $400 its a buy.
i can see the N1 mini being available sometime in august after a june 10th unveiling.
5″ mini. -.-
another question is whether this phone will be LTE capable as the original N1 was not.