It was only yesterday when Oppo published the first official render depicting the upcoming Oppo N3, at least partially, and it was yesterday when we first had a change to take a closer look at the aforementioned smartphone’s camera module.
Much like its predecessor, the Oppo N3 is expected to feature a rotary camera that can act as both a rear and a front-facing sensor. The shooter appears to be accompanied by a dual-LED flash, but not many official details regarding the sensor have surfaced thus far. Interestingly enough though, we no longer have to do a lot of digging regarding the matter, as Oppo’s CEO already shared a few extra details on the N3’s primary shooter.
Oppo’s CEO Reveals More Oppo N3 Camera Characteristics
Earlier today, Oppo’s CEO shared a new image on his Weibo account – an image that was accompanied by a few other details in regards to the smartphone’s camera specifications. According to this new information, the Oppo N3 has a 1/2.3 inch sensor, resulting in higher quality images and a less noticeable crop factor. Chenming Yong has also added that the Oppo N3 will have a 16MP sensor.
In contrast with the competition, the Oppo N3’s 1/2.3 sensor does sound quite promising and on par with the Sony Xperia Z3’s shooter, which is quite impressive and also measures 1/2.3 inches. For the sake of comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4 have a sensor size of 1/2.6″, the HTC One M8 and iPhone 6 have a sensor size of 1/3, and the original Oppo N1 sports a 1/3.06″ sensor.
Needless to say the Oppo N3 shapes up to be one of the most promising smartphones of the year. Boasting a unique lithium-aluminum body, a brand new cooling system, a powerful rotary camera and a (rumored) QHD display driven by a Snapdragon 805 SoC, the N3 will definitely earn its time under the spotlight by the time 2014 comes to an end. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.