OPPO Unveils World’s Thinnest Smartphone with Much-Awaited Rotating Camera N3

n3Leading smartphone maker OPPO launched the latest edition of its N series smartphone at an event in Singapore on Wednesday, featuring its unique rotating camera, and also what it said was the world’s thinnest smartphone in the world yet.

Besides featuring the much-loved swivel camera feature, the N3 can capture pictures in 360-degree mode, besides features like multi-angle, wide-angle and panaromic shots. In addition, OPPO said its R5 high-definition phone is the world’s thinnest at just 4.85 mm in width.

“With 206° of rotation, the OPPO N3 invites the world to adjust their focus, tilt the camera and open up a new chapter in visual lifestyle,” claimed the company on its website about the N3 phone.

The event attended by about 1,500 people, representing the dealers, fans and the media from 15 countries, including India, was held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.

“The N3 was built and designed with our users in mind. We took what our users loved about N1 and made it even better. The N3 is a perfect demonstration of our commitment to design and innovation,” said Sky Li, general manager, overseas mobile phone business.

Li said the same was the case with the R5. “We used cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to create a phone that fits perfectly into the users’ hands, and that feels incredible,” he said.

“The frame has been forged nine times and then finished by hand to give a perfect sheen and feel. It has a quality that is not available anywhere else in the industry.”

The N3 focuses on detailing and its 16 megapixel camera can take high-resolution images for high quality prints.

It also showcases unique target-tracking focus shift function — users only need to identify the target in focus and the camera will constantly modify its angle to follow the moving target, helping users create some clear, pristine photos and videos.

As regards the R5, OPPO said it uses what is called phase-change material that keeps it at a constant cool temperature while maintaining functionality. It lets you shoot with a maximum focus time of 0.18 seconds and delivers 50 megapixel, high-def picture clarity.

“The R5, like the rest of the R series smartphones, delivers a truly stylish, exquisite and distinctive design and will continue to delight our customers with its innovative yet practical functions,” said Li.

In addition to add to its user-friendly functionalities, the R5 also includes OPPO’s mini rapid charging system, where a 30-minute charge will provide 75 percent battery life and a five-minute charge will allow for a two-hour call.

Both smartphones will be available from launch in the following markets: Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, Vietnam and China.

In 2013, when OPPO launched the N1, it was billed as the world’s first featuring a rotating camera. Its Find7 phone launched earlier this year was designed to take 50 megapixel, ultra-high-density pictures.

Basic parameters
Color White
Dimensions 161.2 × 77 × 8.7 mm
Weight 192 g
Operating system ColorOS 2.0, based on Android 4.4
Processor 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core (MSM8974AA)
GPU Adreno 330
Storage 32 GB (expandable up to 128GB microSD card)
Sensors Distance sensor
Light sensor
4D Gyroscope
Touch access
Battery 3000 mAh Li-Po battery with Rapid Charge
SIM Card Micro SIM + Nano SIM
Size 5.5-inch
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 403 PP
Type TFT
Colors 16 million colors
Touchscreen Multi-touch, Capacitive screen, Gorilla Glass 3
Sensor 16-megapixel
Flash Dual-mode LED
Aperture f/2.2
OmniVision OV16825
Scene modes Normal, Ultra-HD, Colorful Night, Beautify, HDR, Panorama, Audio Photo, GIF mode, Double Exposure, Auto Panorama, Super Marco, After Focus, Raw
Other Features 4K video @ 30 fps, 1080p video @ 60 fps, 720p slow motion video @120 fps
Frequencies GSM850/900/1800/1900
FDD-LTE B1/3/4/7/8/17/20/28-a/28-b
Bluetooth 4.0
5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
In the box
O-Click 2.0 Bluetooth Remote Control
In-ear type earphones
Micro USB cable
VOOC mini Rapid Charger
SIM Ejector Tool

(With inputs from IANS)

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