The Oppo N1 didn’t really take the world by storm in the way many of us expected. Surely it did give us a variant that included CyanogenMod out of the box, and yes, we even received a swivel camera mechanism, which was actually more than just a novelty, as many smartphones don’t really offer a compelling front-facing camera. If you were in the market for the Oppo N1, but don’t want a phone that’s so big, you might want to hold up a bit.
Oppo has now made the launch date of the N1 Mini official, if you want most of these N1 features in a smaller package. You can expect the phone as soon as May 30th, though the spec sheet is kind of odd for a “mini” phone. First of all you have a 5-inch 720p display, which definitely doesn’t fall into “mini” territory. Still, you get the same swivel camera, and even though the rest of the specs aren’t clear, we have heard that there could be either of two octa-core chipsets – either the MediaTek MT6592 or the Exynos 5422 Octa SoC. Sadly we still don’t know if there will be a CyanogenMod variant of this device as well.
Expect more news on pricing and availability for this phone very soon.