Oppo Malaysia has announced the arrival and availability of the little brother to its N1 swivelling camera smartphone. Called the N1 Mini, the smartphone is now immediately available in Peninsular Malaysia at a retail price of RM1398 – RM400 off the larger variant.
The N1 Mini is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. There’s LTE, 16GB of non-expandable internal storage, while the display has shrunk to a 5-inch 720p display. The built-in battery is smaller too, at 2140mAh. As with all Oppo smartphones, the N1 Mini runs on ColorOS, which is based on Android 4.3.
But of course, the main attraction of this device lies in the camera: a swivelling 13MP Sony f/2.0 sensor. It appears that this is the same Sony IMX214 sensor that is found on several flagship smartphones from China, including the Find 7 and the Xiaomi Mi 4. The camera also features 6P lens as well as a blue glass optical filter. The PureImage 2.0 image engine from the Find 7 is also present here, letting you capture in various modes including Super Zoom, Hand Held Night Shoot, up to 32-second slow shutter, Beautification 4.0 and finally, HD Picture, which captures six consecutive images and stitches them into a single 24MP image that promises sharper details and better overall output.
While the “mini” moniker is rather pushing the limits of the definition considering the screen size, it must be noted that the original N1 had a massive 6-inch display. The N1 mini weighs about 150g and is quite thick, at 9.2mm.
The Oppo N1 Mini is now available throughout Peninsula Malaysia at a retail price of RM1398. At the moment, it is only available in White and Cool Mint; a yellow option is also available but it appears it is not yet coming our way. In addition, Oppo Malaysia is also having a promotion in conjunction with Hari Raya, offering freebies for purchases of Oppo smartphones above RM500.
For more information about the Oppo N1, head on to Oppo Malaysia’s official product page here.
Further reading: Oppo N1 Low-Light Sample Images