Despite only just announcing the European and North American release date for the high end Oppo N1, Oppo have just teased us with another device under the name the Oppo R1.
Unlike it’s older, and more expensive brother, the Oppo R1 will not have a rotatable camera, although there hasn’t been confirmation or denial on whether it will have the same Oppo touch screen trackpad on the back.
However, similarly to the high end N1, a lot of the design focus has gone into the camera department, and Oppo seem to be using this as a main standing point for selling the Oppo R1.
Oppo are teasing the Oppo R1 as being a device that has a camera of photographing high quality images, even in low light environments.
Despite the main marketing pull of the new budget Oppo handset to be all about the camera, it seems camera details are unknown at this point, and other than knowing that the phone will carry an 8 megapixel primary camera, we don’t know any details on the components within the camera, and instead we’ve only been handed details on the rest of the hardware specifications within the phone.
According to the Chinese wireless network certification, the TENAA, the Oppo R1 will be packed with a 5 inch display with a strangely low resolution of 960×540. The device is also said to include a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
It’ll be interesting to see how the strange resolution form factor squares up on a 5 inch screen, and how well the 8 megapixel camera can actually perform.
We’ve got to consider that this device is meant for the mid-to-low end market, so we’ll have to wait it out to learn more about the pricing, hardware and region availability. For now though, we can get excited for the more interesting and innovative Oppo N1.