Oppo's N1 phablet arrives in Europe, 32GB pricing revealed

Oppo's 5.9-inch N1 has gone on sale, bidding for a place under the Christmas tree.

2013-12-11 11.16.14 am
Oppo N1. Image: Oppo.

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has kicked off US and European sales for its latest smartphone, the 5.9-inch N1.

The N1 went on sale in the two markets as of yesterday. As previously announced , the 16GB version comes with a €449 price tag in Europe, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia and eastern Europe, and $599 in the US.

A higher-storage model is also on the way: Oppo today revealed that the 32GB version will cost €479 in Europe or $649 on the other side of the Atlantic. However, as yet there is no release date for the 32GB device in either territory.

The N1, available in white, runs Oppo's Android 4.2-based ColorOS.

The device has a 1.7GHz quad core processor with 2GB RAM, a display at 1080p HD resolution, and 3,610 mAh battery.

The standout feature is the smartphone's 13-megapixel swivel camera, which rotates 206 degrees and replaces the second, lower megapixel, camera found on most phones.

While the device's sleek design appears to compensate for its size, it does have one notable drawback for European and US consumers in that it lacks LTE support.

Hoping to boost its Christmas appeal, Oppo is also offering free shipping for customers in Europe until 10 January.

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