6.98mm Green Orange N1 launched in 3 variants including 1080, 2GB RAM

This afternoon Green Orange launched the N1 at the Mercedes-Benz Center in Shanghai. No surprise there, but what has come of a bit of a shock is that 3 variants of the Green Orange N1 were announced with the flagship model sporting a 1080 display and 2GB RAM!

Green Orange N1 Beauty

The N1 Beauty is the entry-level version of the phone and costs 1399 Yuan ($227). The 6.98mm body is the same on this version as on the more expensive versions but to keep the price competition a 1.2Hhz MT6589 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 5-inch 720p display come as standard as well as an impressive 5 mega-pixel front and 13 mega-pixel rear camera.

Green Orange N1 Speed

As the name suggests this version of the N1 has a faster processor, the 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T SoC to be exact along with 2GB RAM! The N1 Speed is priced at 1799 Yuan ($293) and get’s the same 5-inch 720 display and cameras as the Beauty model.

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Green Orange N1 Super

The top of the range N1 was announced today, but isn’t yet available to buy just yet, but the wait might be worth it! Like the Speed model a 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T chip and 2GB RAM are in place however the 5-inch 720p panel has been updated to a FHD 1080 display. The front camera has also been updated and is a 8 mega-pixel sensor on the Super, the rear is 13MP like the others! The Green Orange N1 Super will cost 2199 Yuan ($358).

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Not content with giving us a choice of 3 great phones, Green Orange are also offering the N1 in a rainbow of colours which give the phone a colourful retro iPhone look. Other great features include 2.95mm screen bezels, LED flash, GPS WiFi and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

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  1. Wahed Mangal
    May 31, 2013

    These phones are more interesting than JiaYu G4 IMO.. And this is probably the first time I have heard about Green Orange.. I love that they put a 720p on the 5 inch 2GB phone.. 1080p is just a waste, and drains the battery like nothing else!

    • Marius
      May 31, 2013

      Couldn’t agree with you more. Unfortunately 1080p sounds good and people seem to think it’s better when in fact it’s not.
      1080p just uses more power and with the MT6589 GPU it will also be slow. 720p is good enough so that you have a Retina display, I doubt it you can notice anything beyond that.

      • Momi
        May 31, 2013

        Well it’s not true that 1080p phone drains a lot of battery and it’s not true that runs slow on MT6589!!! I have iOcean x7, and there is a real difference between 720p! You should try one before!

      • May 31, 2013

        Yeah, the 1080p mark is still far away from the MT6589. The battery consumption and stability can be a headache to the the users.

        Adding to what Marius said about the display, i will say that the iphones had less resolutions but the retina display made the life attractive for them.

        So if the screen holds a good screen and panel, its worth noticing that you will hardly observe a great difference in 720p and 1080p unless you have HDRs all around. πŸ˜‰

        Apart from that look at the premium design and sleekness.

        If you don’t have any problemn in putting phones in blazer pockets and hanging bags(ladies) its a promising phone indeed. πŸ˜‰

    • Simon
      June 1, 2013

      I wonder how they came up with brand name Green Orange ?

    • June 2, 2013

      It depends one your eyes actually , to tell the truth for this matter you have to let your eye guide you not the specs… there are a lot of phone with same spec for camera but when you compare the real images you will know the difference πŸ™‚

  2. ashish
    May 31, 2013

    Looks very impressive!

  3. gerardo
    May 31, 2013

    where to buy??

  4. Jan
    May 31, 2013

    why is the width and height not mentioned?

    • June 1, 2013

      I want to know too ….

      • i1fang
        June 1, 2013

        yeah, hunted all the china website, but still cant find the length and width…
        hope the length is below 140mm and that will be perfect

        • June 2, 2013

          Body: 147*72.1*6.98mm
          Weight: 158gr

          • 1fang
            June 3, 2013

            That’s one of the longest 5″ phone……
            Dropped my idea even spec is good

            • June 3, 2013

              even the zopo c2 is 147mm

      • June 2, 2013


      • June 2, 2013

        i kno , need to know the boby to screen area ratio, yeah man 5’5 inch will be perfecto πŸ˜€

  5. May 31, 2013

    Any mention of battery size?
    Will be interesting to see how long it lasts under GPS or gaming

  6. Rafal
    May 31, 2013

    When would it become available for international shipment? I don’t want any pre-orders, just normal sale.

  7. airyl
    May 31, 2013

    Look at all of them colours! Wow!

  8. Abir
    May 31, 2013

    Looks good but also looks like renders and they don’t matter. Also battery isint mentioned. If the phones looks as good its renders in real life with atleast 2000mah battery, then i will buy for sure

    • eric
      May 31, 2013

      from the source link that andi provided, it states that it has a 2500mah battery

      • sinnerz2000
        June 1, 2013

        That’s unbelievable, I think it might have a 1800mah one lik the slimmer version of the g4

    • June 2, 2013

      The battery is 2500 mAh

  9. Celestine
    May 31, 2013

    5″, 5″ or 5″. What a variety!l πŸ˜‰

  10. daniel
    May 31, 2013

    wow! sounds incredible, where to buy and when?

  11. Gokul
    May 31, 2013

    How big is the battery Andi???

  12. geo
    May 31, 2013


  13. Dian Reytan
    May 31, 2013

    2500 mAh… i finally found my next toy

  14. Simon
    May 31, 2013

    Whats the association between this brand/phone and Mercedes Shanghai ?

    • Mike
      June 1, 2013

      It’s is just the name of a place “Shanghai Mercedes Arena”

      • Simon
        June 3, 2013

        Thanks for clarifying.

  15. May 31, 2013

    looks amazing
    hope you can review one if you have the chance

    • June 2, 2013

      Agreed with lola , this phone is the beauty and the beast πŸ™‚

  16. Foo
    May 31, 2013

    Any idea when these will be available to buy?

  17. May 31, 2013

    can’t wait for the super to come out and your review andy, i am going to upgrade for my samy s3 to n1 super ,samy s4 is just not worth it ….

    • May 31, 2013

      forgot i also took the xiaomi mi3 in o consideration , but time will tell lets wait and see πŸ™‚

  18. Maor
    May 31, 2013

    Andy my friend

    When and where I can buy this phone?

  19. May 31, 2013

    i just saw the ideal phone. slim, sexy, customizable, iphone’like but in a nice way. and damn , again, only one simcard. fk it.

    • daniel
      May 31, 2013

      do you need two? seriously?

      • June 1, 2013

        yep, i’m in another country, which has totally other “data plans”, i have my own vision of what is the work phone and the private number and such on, so yes, i’m now using 2 separate phones and would like to have one. but green orange killed me . πŸ™

      • June 2, 2013

        You know in some countries we actually keep bail phones πŸ˜€ so is auto that we have two sims πŸ™‚

  20. Dennis
    June 1, 2013

    I’ve asked the customer service and the phone is ON SALE now. You can actually customize the HARDWARE πŸ™‚


    p/s: for people who understand Chinese

  21. Luison
    June 1, 2013

    http://www.51greenorange.com/ [Oficial webpage]
    http://www.51greenorange.com/c2bproddetail.aspx?id=1453 [more details]

    They say it has 2500mAh…

  22. Simon
    June 1, 2013

    Is the N1 their first crack at the smartphone market ?

  23. June 1, 2013

    Do they sell to addresses outside of China?

  24. Simon
    June 1, 2013

    Apparently they have their own customer rom – MYUI !!!

  25. rahul
    June 1, 2013

    What about battery???
    When we get this phone in india??

    • Dennis
      June 2, 2013

      I am waiting till 10th June to check out the actual user reviews to decide whether want to grab one for myself or not. On paper, it definitely looks great! πŸ™‚

      1. It takes 7 days for them to ship the phone (because it is custom made unit – every single unit apparently)

      2. Available only in Black at the moment but according to the customer service that I spoke to, all colors and spec will be available around mid-June.


      p/s: their own OS looks great though πŸ™‚ can’t wait to test it!

      • rquaresma@abv.bg
        June 2, 2013

        Ho do you plan to get it ? Do they sell it outside China? I have tryed to contact them but no one replies ?

      • Simon
        June 2, 2013

        Which seller is this from Dennis ?

    • Jerry
      June 2, 2013

      After that page, select mark as below under the picture of phone. You can find all parameters of phone.


      • June 4, 2013

        it really man works πŸ™‚

  26. dkndr
    June 2, 2013

    I’ve been following your site quite a while and this is the first Chinese cellphone I get excited about.

    The looks are impressive. I was always wondering why there wasn’t a phone on the market that looked like the iPod Touch last gen. The bording, the right material, the Green Orange (WHY don’t they just call it LEMON?)

    I would certainly choose the N1 Speed.
    – 720p is perfect (I’m currently using S3)
    – 2G RAM, (Most important!)
    – Slim design + 5inch is (my) ideal screensize

    The big question is how and when we could import it to Europe (BE) safely?
    Is there a reliable online dealer?

    • June 3, 2013

      I agree, this phone interests me the most of any phone I have seen on GizChina, any additional information would be appreciated.

    • steerty
      June 3, 2013

      Can’t agree with you more. Also would like one imported to BE, really hope it goes on sale internationally.

  27. Jenny
    June 2, 2013

    What is OS are they using on the first picture? ( The black phone)

    It looks sooo nice

    • Evan
      June 3, 2013

      I would like to know this as well… πŸ™‚

      • airyl
        June 4, 2013

        Why did you comment on yourself?

  28. Simon
    June 3, 2013

    They have their own custom rom apparently called MYUI.

  29. June 3, 2013

    Wow…colourful phones; ladies would be impressed too πŸ˜‰

  30. Simon
    June 3, 2013

    Almost as colourful as a Lenovo S820.

  31. Adam
    June 4, 2013

    what are the 3g bands? Will it work in the USA on AT&T?

  32. Stijn
    June 5, 2013
  33. June 6, 2013

    I have bought speed version here yesterday: android-cream
    i have already bought my Grand S from them and service was fine.
    When i receive it i’ll comment again.

  34. Furqan
    June 6, 2013

    Worlds first green orange n1 unboxing Video : http://v.ku6.com/show/e2vg0-9VmFo8C7fmpZF_1Q…html

  35. Refugal
    June 7, 2013

    Just received my Green Orange N1. I must say it is a very nice phone but I dont like the MYUI.

    I cant find where I can download the new themes.
    I cannot run google play.

    Does anyone has any suggestions on how to tweak the operating system? adding some new add-ons etc?

    Im a noob sorry. At the moment it is impossible to get the nice display like on the pictures.

    • June 7, 2013

      Please make us a review πŸ™‚

    • June 7, 2013

      Have you tried to download Google Play apk?
      The UI in the picture is not a real one i think. You could start installing some launcher, this would really make it better

    • Stijn
      June 7, 2013

      Where did you get it?

  36. TheFallen
    June 14, 2013

    Found it from sone shops at aliexpress.com …..

    Don’t know if it’s safe to buy there ….