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OPPO announces OPPO N3, worlds’s first smartphone with automated swivel camera

OPPO has finally unveiled the much awaited OPPO N3, which is the successor of OPPO N1. The smartphone was unveiled at a launch event which took place in Singapore. The device also becomes world’s first smartphone to feature an automated swivel camera.OPPO-N3-1

The OPPO N3 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD TFT display which has 403 PPI. It is also covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protecting the display. The smartphone is powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AA) processor with Adreno 330 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. OPPO N3 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with the latest Color OS 2.0 custom skin on top of it. The phone is 8.7 mm thick and weighs 192 grams.

The OPPO N3 houses one of the world’s most innovative smartphone camera. It is a 16-megapixel automated swivel rotating camera. The camera has the ability to rotate 206 degrees. Not only that, it is also capable of taking 64-megapixel high-resolution images using its free-stop and multi-angle shooting features. The camera showcases the Chinese company’s unique target-tracking focus shift function which helps you to identify the target in focus and then the camera will constantly modify its angle to follow the moving target, in return helping you to take crisp and clear photos and videos. OPPO N3’s automated swivel camera can be controlled in three ways, namely – by O-click, gestures and touch cases. You can now also click 16-megapixel selfies, how awesome is that?


The OPPO N3 includes Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 4G LTE/3G as connectivity options. It is a Dual SIM phone which accepts one micro SIM and one nano SIM. The OPPO N3 houses a 3,000 mAh Li-polymer battery under the hood which uses OPPO’s proprietary VOOC mini rapid charging system. With this technology, a 30 minute charge the smartphone to 75% of its capacity and also a 5 minute charge will allow for 2 hours of calling. The company has made the VOOC mini much smaller than previous generation which will be easier to carry.

Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Sky Li, General Manager of OPPO said,

“At OPPO, we firmly believe that our customers deserve a product that is specially designed for them. Design matters because it transforms technology from a tool into an essential part of our day-to-day life. OPPO’s N3 was built and designed with our users in mind. We took what our users loved about the N1 and made it even better. The N3 is a perfect demonstration of our commitment to design and innovation.”

The OPPO N3 will come in white colour variant only and has been priced at 3999 Chinese Yuan/US $649. It will be available in December and we may see it launching exclusively on Flipkart like the OPPO Find 7.

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