Oppo N3 launch confirmed plus purported leaked images


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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.

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21 Comments

  1. rememberus
    September 15, 2014

    playing games in landscape mode must be very awkward with the rotating camera

  2. joe
    September 15, 2014

    That looks hideous.

    • fangbanger
      September 15, 2014

      you are gay

      • desponent
        September 16, 2014

        You seriously think that looks good? do you not mind using that in public?

        The irony…

      • balcobomber25
        September 16, 2014

        you are mature….

    • September 15, 2014

      Agreed. The protruding camera assembly is really ugly. I hope that’s not the final design.

  3. Airyl
    September 15, 2014

    I asked on Lowyat, now I’ll ask here. Where’s the call speaker?

    • Jay
      September 15, 2014

      Look at the side of the cylinder

      • Airyl
        September 15, 2014

        And who’s going to answer calls with their phone sideways?

  4. Abir
    September 15, 2014

    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.

    • fangbanger
      September 15, 2014

      “testicular fortitude”

      Standing ovation.

      • Airyl
        September 15, 2014

        Hahaha.

  5. njren
    September 15, 2014

    No comments on how bizarrely skewed the perspective is on that image? Hard to believed that is a conceptual rendering direct from Oppo.

  6. balcobomber25
    September 16, 2014

    That is one of the ugliest phones I have ever seen….

  7. desponent
    September 16, 2014

    Fugliest modern phone yet. Amazing job Oppo.

    Also unwieldy impractical, can’t imagine putting that in my trousers…

  8. yudhir
    September 16, 2014

    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.

    Good

  9. inez blafla
    September 16, 2014

    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 😀 ).

    • desponent
      September 16, 2014

      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.

      • inez blafla
        September 17, 2014

        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.

        • desponent
          September 17, 2014

          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.

  10. Miso Hoeny
    September 16, 2014

    oohh i like goo phones version better… ;-D