The successor to the Oppo N1, the Oppo N3 is official and is coming in October! Launch details plus purported leaked images.
Last year Oppo released the Oppo N1, a camera centric smartphone with some interesting features including a rotating camera, rear touch panel and bluetooth remote. The phone managed to even spawn a Oppo N1 Mini version with smaller display, now now a successor is planned.
Teasers indicate that the next camera phone from Oppo will be the Oppo N3, and judging by the image we can expect the phone to launch in Singapore in October.
Confirmed details of the Oppo N3 aren’t available but if the leaked render shown above is the real deal we can hopefully see a more compact device than the previous model, with dual LED flash. We also hope to see a better optimised camera, LTE, and more powerful processor present in this version of the phone.
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We will keep our ear to the ground and post more details of the Oppo N3 as we get them.[ Source ]
playing games in landscape mode must be very awkward with the rotating camera
That looks hideous.
you are gay
You seriously think that looks good? do you not mind using that in public?
you are mature….
Agreed. The protruding camera assembly is really ugly. I hope that’s not the final design.
I asked on Lowyat, now I’ll ask here. Where’s the call speaker?
Look at the side of the cylinder
And who’s going to answer calls with their phone sideways?
Oppo have the testicular fortitude to do something different and think out of the box, lets give them that. All their phones thus far have great build and to a degree of innovation but their pricing is something I just cannot grasp.
No comments on how bizarrely skewed the perspective is on that image? Hard to believed that is a conceptual rendering direct from Oppo.
That is one of the ugliest phones I have ever seen….
Fugliest modern phone yet. Amazing job Oppo.
Also unwieldy impractical, can’t imagine putting that in my trousers…
Thats Unique!! Beautiful in other ways!!
I guess that bulging cylinder is not that big. Device looks already thin. Its better design than Apple’s camera that protrudes out of body.
Dual speaker on the side of Camera ,Is it?? That depth would mean some heavy speakers than M8.
And hope the camera rotation is electrical rather than manual.
Hopefully the protrusion will support the functionality, ie help emphasize the camera centric aspect of the phone, and is not just there to make it more compact than the N1.
One of the issues with large screen camera phones is that they need expensive optical image stabilisation to compensate for the poor ‘grip’. If one with the final version of the N3 can get a better balance/grip due to the protrusion, OPPO will have helped move the industry towards viable phone alternatives to point/shoots & budget compacts – testicular fortitude indeed (or culotté as they say in my neck of the woods 😀 ).
How is a flip-phone leftover design like this could help with the grip? I think at this point they’re just throwing shit at the wall hoping one of them stick.
Consider the ergonomics of compact cameras with grip ‘protrusion’ on rh side – even a small raised area helps – if the design turns out to be like this render it evidently wouldn’t help for stability, your finger would risk interfering with the lens, but if the camera was offset and the speakers turned into a single treble type box at one end, then the protrusion it would be very helpful for grip and balancing.
Camera usually doesn’t have uneven surface and even specifically designed with gripping in mind, this phone is designed as phone first in mind. I dunno how your hand works but I can’t imagine mine would be helped with those half-hearted protrusion.
I’m sorry to say this to Oppo, but I don’t think this will ever be popular, even less than N1. Usefulness aside, the design alone will turn a lot of people off.
oohh i like goo phones version better… ;-D