Oppo N1 available in the US unlocked for $599 December 10th



Wondering when you can get your hands on the Oppo N1? Wonder no longer — the arrival date is December 10th, according to the official Google+ account of the Chinese company. Coming in at $599.99 unlocked, the Oppo N1 is the first phone to feature official support for flashing CyanogenMod ROMs. The deal was struck when CyanogenMod went corporate and formed their grassroots ROM movement into a legitimate business.

The Oppo N1 features a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display and Qualcomm’s 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. It also has 2GB of RAM, either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a 3,600 mAh battery and more.

Its most intriguing component is the camera sitting on top, which is a 13 megapixel sensor that can swivel. This means you can use the same camera for rear and front photos and video, giving you one of the most powerful front-facing cameras we’ve ever seen on a phone.

Our official review of the phone has all the deets you’re longing for, so be sure to get over there to see if this phone is worth the $600 they’ll be asking for. This link should get you on the right path once December 10th rolls around if you decide you want to buy one.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. $600 for a phone from a company that I had never heard of until recently, I think I’ll pass.

    1. While Oppo has only recently gotten recognition in the public eye, they have come out of the starting gate strong with the Oppo Find series. I understand your hesitance, but I don’t think there’s any reason to believe they aren’t worth doing business with. :)

      1. They may be worth doing business with, but not for $600 for this phone. At $600 it’s overpriced for the market that they want to penetrate. Currently there are too many good alternatives available for less.

        1. Think of the teenage girls that want to take 13mp selfies though! In terms of pure hardware, the N1 is an amazing phone. Personally, the lack of LTE would be a no-go for me. If LTE isn’t a requirement, it’s a nice phone.

          1. exactly, no LTE, not worth $600 for me. Hell, even if it was $500, NO LTE is a dealbreaker

          2. It doesn’t have LTE cuz LTE isn’t such a major importance inn most part of the world. However I believe most people would appreciate a well built and designed phone like the N1 is. I don’t see why people hate on a company that is doing so much more than even the big name companies are..

          3. It’s not necessarily hate, it’s just that they haven’t proven themselves in this part of the world, I remember when Kia first started selling cars here in the states, they mainly received low reviews but their cars were cheap which helped them sell cars here and now they are still here and now make decent quality cars, Oppo starts out with a high price which isn’t going to reel any curious customers in, and the fact that it will easily flash cyanogenmod does nothing for me, I can root my phone myself for that.

          4. But Oppo’s phones aren’t cheap in any way.. They’re made better than most phones. They do have cheaper phones however, this one is their high end phone. And compared to other manufacturers high end flagship’s, this one is made better and for cheaper than most other phones. Oppo is doing great, I respect them for that. They’ll be more recognized soon..

        2. as far as off contract phones go this is the cheapest price of any newly released unlocked phone with the exception of the nexus 5.

          BTW does anyone know what brand of HSPA this phone is coming with?

    2. You wouldn’t think so but I’ve been using a Oppo Find 5 for most of this year and Oppo gives way more support than any other manufacturer I’ve used. Plus they’re hardware is serially top of the line. Bet of Samsung made the N1 they’d charge way more and you’d get less support..

      1. That may be but in the mobile industry you have to pay to play and Samsung invests heavily in advertising. Has anyone ever seen an Oppo commercial?

      2. Can you detail the support you speak of?

        1. Oppo forums. They take people bug or feature suggestions into consideration and update their OS/ROM every month or so. Plus there’s much support in the stock Android ROM community since you don’t need to rootrooted it to switch ROM’s

          1. Thanks!

  2. Out of the gate they need to come with a lower price point. They may be known in Asia but in this neck of the woods, no one is going to cough up that type of money for a relative unknown. Especially when you don’t know what type of support you’re getting.

    1. I will

    2. Oppo DVD and blu-Ray players are well known world wide. I can see it doing well in Europe.

      1. Honestly I didn’t even know they made dvd/Blu-ray players until I looked them up. They’re relatively unknown in the U.S.

        1. Very true. I only heard of them while on vacation in Germany. The Oppo Blu-ray impressed me so much I imported it back to New York. Can’t find a better picture.

  3. Man, such a beautiful phone. I wish I could get it, but If I can’t carry the Galaxy Mega comfortably, I can’t carry this phone.

    Curse me small hands.

  4. Why no LTE, why?

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