Upcoming Oppo R1 Promises Quality Low Light Pics, Specs Remain a Mystery

Oppo has been hard at work lately, releasing its beautiful N1 in China recently. According to Oppo’s Sina Weibo page, the company is releasing yet another top-notch smartphone into the world. While not much is known about their upcoming entry, the Oppo R1, it is said to focus on camera functionality, touting PI tech which was also included in the Oppo N1. That’s about all the facts we have on the N1 for now, as Oppo still has not revealed just what the smartphone is packing.

According to a report from TNW, the R1 was seen passing through China’s equivalent of the FCC, the TENAA recently, as reported by Tech Web. According to the report, the R1 comes in with a 5 inch 960 x 540p screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and an eight megapixel rear-facing camera.

The R1 appears to be a little less powerful than the N1, which touts a 13 megapixel camera, a 5.9 inch full HD display. Oppo also released a CyanogenMod version of the N1, giving customers the chance to install CyanogenMod right out of the box. The Oppo N1 will go on sale in the U.S. and Europe on December 10th, with a price of $599 and €449. With the smartphone market beginning to shift away from high-end handsets into mid-range affordable options for emerging markets, we could just see the Oppo R1 hit the global market in the future.

The Oppo R1 will begin shipping in late-December.

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