During these past several weeks word reached our ears that Oppo is planning on launching a “Mini” spin-off based on last year’s Oppo N1. Sure enough, the manufacturer then went ahead and announced the smartphone’s official unveiling date, clearing any doubts we might’ve had in regards to the smartphone’s existence.
For those of you wondering, the Oppo N1 Mini has been set for an official announcement on May 30, and yes, if you take a quick look at the calendar you’ll notice that day is today. Needless to say, the N1 Mini has just been made official, so if you’re wondering what makes it tick and when it’ll go on sale, the join us after the break for more.
Oppo N1 Mini Officially Announced
Unsurprisingly, the Oppo N1 Mini borrows its design cues straight from the 6 inch N1 released last year, but unlike the aforementioned model, the N1 Mini comes with a smaller 5 inch display. Truth be told, although the original N1 came with a few interesting features such as the rotary camera and the touch pad on the back panel, the size of the device put a lot of prospective customers off.
Oppo seems to be aware of this, and with the N1 Mini the manufacturer’s main concern appears to have been the handset’s size. The Oppo N1 Mini is smaller and the overall package is obviously lighter too. According to the spec sheet, the handset weighs about 150 grams. It also comes with LTE capabilities, it runs on Color OS 1.4, and features the same 13 MP Sony 6 lens camera as the N1 flagship device, delivering an f/2.0 aperture, a 1/3.2″ sensor size and evidently, a rotary setup.
Sadly, no clear details have been given in regards to the smartphone’s internal hardware, but earlier reports have suggested that the device will be powered by a MediaTek MT6592 SoC or an Exynos 5422 octa-core chipset.
Either that, or Oppo might’ve actually pulled a “Sony Xperia Z1 Compact” and equipped the N1 Mini with the same hardware components as the larger counterpart – save the screen.
Last but not least, the company has also set the smartphone’s release date in stone, so if you’re considering the possibility of buying the device, then you’ll be able to do so starting with June 11, in select regions.
[UPDATE] Oppo will hold an event on June 10th, where the manufacturer will, most probably, shed light on the rest of Oppo Mini N1′s specs.