Snapdragon 400 powered OPPO N1 mini goes official in India for an equivalent of $441


The Motorola Moto G made waves in the Indian market when it was launched, about 5 months back. The device was a quad-core Snapdragon phone, not from a local maker but one that’s recognized all over the world. As expected, the device sold like hot cakes in a country then deprived of quality hardware at accessible prices.

Fast forward to August, and a relatively new Chinese maker, OPPO releases the OPPO N1 mini. As the name suggests, the N1 mini is the knocked down version of the full-sized N1 that launched in India back in January. What’s funny is that the N1 mini, with the Snapdragon 400 (albeit a higher-clocked one), comes at a massive 26,990 INR ($441) whereas the Motorola Moto G with a slightly lower-clocked variant of the same CPU goes for less than half the price.

OPPO N1 mini specifications

n1 miniz

  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • 1.6GHz quad-core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • 13 mega-pixel swivel camera
  • 2140mAh battery
  • ColorOS (based on Android v4.3)

Having talked about the price factor, it is important to note that the OPPO N1 mini does come with a few interesting tricks up its sleeve, including the 13 mega-pixel swivel camera and the Ultra-HD features that it inherits from its elder sibling.

It would be interesting to see how the Indian market reacts to the device. Would you ever spend a sum as large as $440 on a Snapdragon 400 powered phone in this day and age?

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6 Comments

  1. Hoàng Vững
    August 11, 2014

    Anyone found that is ridiculous price? OPPO want to sell device with price on par with Samsung 😀

    • antidumb
      August 11, 2014

      NO! even samsung is CHEAPER!

  2. antidumb
    August 11, 2014

    disgusting price, enough said

  3. Chandan
    August 11, 2014

    No one will buy the mobile at this cost. OPPO is digging its own graveyard in India with such in-competitive strategies for all most all products. They need to learn from other players like Asus, Xiaomi, Motorola.

  4. Abir
    August 12, 2014

    Dunno what Oppo’s exact strategy for India is but it does involve selling very few units.

  5. drizzypat
    August 12, 2014

    really stupid price.. i wonder what dis company likes claiming like some top brand..imagine dual core for such price…. riddiculus