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Oppo N3’s Unique Rotating Camera is a Selfie Lover’s Dream

By Radu Tyrsina / November 3, 2014 / Android 719

Chinese company Oppo is still regarded as new player in the mobile market, but it has already managed to release some impressive devices on the market. After revealing the world’s thinest smartphone, the company also announced the Oppo N3, its flagship device.

The Oppo N3 is regarded as company’s flagship device, but it’s pretty hard to say it is the best, when we consider that in its portfolio we also find the R5, the world’s slimmest smartphone. So, my guess is that Oppo is approaching a different strategy here, one concerning special features.

If the main selling point of the Oppo R5 is its thinness, then with the Oppo N3, we are talking about its unique rotating camera, that is a worthy improvement over the previous generation.

The 16MP swivel rotating camera is the single one this device, but it’s a rather special one. With the previous Oppo N1, the process of rotating it wasn’t as easy as it is now. The moving camera, which now has a 16-megapixel f/2.2 module and is motorized, allows users to quickly flip the camera with a flick gesture on the screen or on the fingerprint sensor on the back.

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And this is just about what this smartphone’s biggest feature is really about. And knowing that we’re speaking about a far East Chinese company, you’d expect this to have a more budget-friendly price. Not really. It’s said to be initially available for domestic buyers for a price of around $650.

Oppo said that it will launche the N3 in about 20 countries by the end of the year, but the pricing will remain the same. I guess that what Oppo is betting on is the fact that many will buy it through carriers and will be impressed by the above mentioned unique feature.

As for the rest of its specs, it features a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a
5.5-inch full HD LCD, NFC and a 3,000 mAh fixed battery. Also, this is a dual-SIM LTE phone and comes withMicro SIM and Nano SIM slots.

It’s crazy to see so many developers increase the ‘selfie’ hype, but it seems that consumers don’t really mind it.

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