OPPO India, announced the launch of OPPO N1 Mini in the Indian market this week. The successor to the OPPO’s flagship device – OPPO N1, the N1 Mini comes with a Quad Core processor, 2 GB RAM and the highly acclaimed rotating camera unit. Unlike the original N1, N1 Mini comes with a 5-inch 720p IPS screen and weighs 151g which makes it both lighter and smaller than the previous iteration. Read on to find out the detailed specifications, pricing, availability and our take on the handset.
- 1.6 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 processor
- 5″ IPS LCD display with 1280x720p resolution (294 ppi)
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB Onboard memory with NO MicroSD expansion
- 13 MP Rotating camera unit with 1/3.2″ Sony Sensor, f/2.0 aperture, AF and LED Flash
- Android 4.3 JellyBean with Color OS 1.4
- 2140 mAh Li-Ion Battery
According to Mr. Tom Lu, CEO, OPPO India, “Customer orientation is deeply rooted in the culture at OPPO. We strive to give users what they really look for. OPPO N1 Mini stems from this philosophy of ours. It brings to users the unique design and technology for which the OPPO N1 won a lot of accolades, but in a sleeker and more compact body. For OPPO, a fusion of technology and affection has always been the essence of our product design and development. We believe that today’s youth will find OPPO N1 Mini as a device that is mini in size and max in fun.”
Hands On Video
Here’s our hands on video review of the N1 Mini from the launch event in which we discuss the camera, build quality and Color OS.
OPPO Mobiles is known for its innovative technology; especially in photography features. Like the OPPO N1, the N1 Mini comes with a 13 MP rotating Sony sensor with a 6-piece lens arrangement and f/2.0 aperture camera that can be used as a front or rear camera. The phone offers different shooting modes – Beauty, Panorama, Ultra-HD, HDR, Slow shutter and Normal. With a 32-seconds long exposure, capturing scenes with alternating light exposure creates for unique photo effects. The Ultra HD mode is capable of capturing 24 MP resolution photographs.
Pricing and Availability
The OPPO N1 Mini comes with a hefty price tag of Rs. 26,990 and color options available are mint green, white and lemon yellow. It is already in stores for purchse.
While the feature set may seem interesting, the specifications are mid range at best. Oppo priced the handset outragiously high. With the market flooded with value for money options like the Moto G with similar specifications and Xiaomi MI 3, which offers flagship specifications at almost half the price, the N1 Mini just can’t justify the price tag for specifications and features it is providing to the consumers.