What will be the Oppo N1 Price?

The Oppo N1 launch is as exciting as any of the big name phone launches from China, however this time around we have very little to go on about the price. How much do you think the Oppo N1 will cost?

When the Mi3 launched we were all pretty certain that it would start at just 1999 Yuan just like the original M1 and M2. Xiaomi did’t let us down and the 16GB Mi3 will cost just 1999 Yuan ($320) when it finally goes on sale.

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Similarly the Meizu MX3 pricing was all that much of a surprise. We had seen Meizu drastically reduce prices and we had had plenty of insider news about the cost of the new phone.

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Oppo are a little different though, and all we have to go on are vague rumours from Sina Weibo. We have heard that the N1 could cost anywhere between $650 to $400 (depending on who you listen to), but we have no solid proof of the cost.

As Oppo will be aiming the N1 at Chinese and international markets, they aren’t really trying having to compete with Xiaomi or Meizu, and as the N1 is being billed as a camera-centric device the only competition they have are Samsung and Sony.

Oppo N1 price?

So what can we expect from Oppo? will they launch the N1 at the high-end market with a retails price of around $650 (4000 Yuan), which isn’t all that expensive when you look at the pricing of flagship phones from Samsung, HTC and Apple (off contract).

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Or, do Oppo have a more affordable price of around $400 (2500 Yuan) for the N1?

Our hunch is that Oppo will reduce the price of the Find 5 to around $400 (2500 Yuan), at least for the Chinese market to start, and offer it as their Mid-range phone. The N1 could be priced at around $570 (3500 Yuan), but we don’t imagine that this would include an NFC camera lens.

These prices aren’t rumours, but based on our gut feeling. What do you think the Oppo N1 will be priced at?

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  1. September 23, 2013

    I feel that the N1 will be priced the same as the Find 5.

    • September 23, 2013

      Yeah, I’d say so too… or they could try not to loose too much share here in China and point to 2500 CNY + extra bucks for that NFC camera lens & other stuff. It depends on how different it can claim to be from the Xiaomi and Meizu bets (real camera advantage? Will it fight against Nokia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1?).


      • September 23, 2013

        Someone got it SPOT ON! 😉
        @Xiaolu: I don’t think people will really put the N1 up against the likes of Lumia 1020 and the Z1. OPPO make SOME amazing quality hardware but at the same time the lack of proper software optimization kills it for them (Read: OPPO Find 5). This is probably going to be the one thing that’ll make people write the N1 off. But I like to stay optimistic and hope to see better results from the existing OPPO hardware.

  2. September 23, 2013

    Because of the tariff, they add an extra couple hundred bucks the western phones for China. In the US, we dont pay that much for em. You can get an iphone 5s off contract for $650 and S4 is the same.

    I hope they keep that in mind if they really are trying to get into the US market for real.

    • September 23, 2013

      I’m sure they’re aiming greater share in western markets. However, shipping from (and to in an RMA case) China is probably too much of a hassle for the average enthusiast. Once they set up warehouses in each market they wish to sell in, I think their devices will gain much more acceptance.

  3. September 23, 2013

    That phone tariff gives the Chinese companies a huge advantage in China over the western brands. But that advantage vanishes once you get outside the Chinese market.

  4. September 23, 2013

    It would be smart to drop the Find 5 price now as much as they possibly can so they can get it selling over here in the US. Its flying off the shelves at $350 retail. That 300-400 range is ripe for the picking right now over here I think.

    If they dont put the find 5 low enough, Neo and all them are gonna get a strong foothold in the US market.

  5. September 23, 2013

    Hopefully the N1 will be priced less than the LG G2, the device it appears to be a 1:1 clone of. The G2 is $650usd.

    Its a shame that theu went from such a fresh original design with the Find 5, to what appears to be just a copy design. I guess we’ll see what the back of it looks like.

  6. Airyl
    September 23, 2013

    My guess, they reduce the price of the Oppo Find 5 to $449 and $499, while the N1 will be priced at $499 and $549.

    • September 23, 2013

      Well, you could already avail the Find 5 from a few stores like Liaow at (almost) the prices you mentioned, even before the N1 launch.