Based on the specs sheet, the device is an eye-catching proposition. The Oppo N3 comes with a 5.5 inch display with a Full HD resolution (1920X1080). It’s powered by a Snapdragon 801 Quad Core CPU which clocks in at 2.3 GHz. It’s a Krait 400 chip, which is rather outdated. The N3 comes with 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, instead of 3GB that we were earlier expecting.
The main feature of the Oppo N3 is the motorized camera which has a swivel action and it’ll let you take selfies & videos at 16 Megapixel. The inbuilt motor allows it to function as each the rear and front camera as it can be rotated (up to 206 degrees) via various means including a sensor at the back and the camera software.
So if you’re taking panoramas, selfies or shots that involve a moving thing, the camera will move by itself. A fingerprint sensor at the back protects your pictures when you take them.
Everything is powered by a 3000mAh battery which should be enough for a whole day’s usage. Other features on the Oppo N3 include Oppo’s VOOC technology, which allows speedy charging. The inclusion means the N3 can charge to 75% in 30 mins and allow for 2 hours of talk time with a 5 min long charge
The smartphone measures 161.2 x 77 x 9.9mm & weighs 192grms.
The exact release date for the Oppo N3 isn’t yet known but the pricing has been confirmed at $649. At this price range, Oppo is targeting the highest rate of smartphone consumers.
Success of N3 in Pakistan is going to be a big question mark since folks tend to choose the familiar over the new ones when parting with that much cash. Specifically when you’ve Sony Xperia Z2 — let alone the Xperia Z3 — at lower price with better specifications minus the rotating camera obviously.
So we’ll have to see how this automatic camera could support the Oppo N3 become a hit with photography (and selfie) junkies, but once again for a selfie camera will you be spending $649? Do let us know in the comments area!