News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 20, 2014.
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Oppo is expected to launch an N1 Mini soon, and photos of the device may have just appeared on the FCC website today. The FCC listing of the Oppo N5116 doesn't explicitly state that this is the Mini, but considering that this looks exactly like an N1 but has a frame smaller than the original giant device, there's a very strong reason to assume this is indeed Oppo's next smartphone.
The FCC certification of the N5116 shows that it has the marquee feature of the N1, a 13-megapixel camera that rests on a swivel and can flip to take photos on the back or facing the user. However, other key aspects have been minimized in order to meet the smaller dimensions of 148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2mm (5.84 x 2.84 x 0.36in). The screen has been downsized to a 5-inch 720p TFT LCD. Yes, the idea of a 5-inch "mini" device is ludicrous but that's become the new standard of Android phones.
The battery has also gone down to 2,140 and other details about the device are still up in the air, but it's obvious that the main attraction of the original N1 was its swivel camera and the presence of CyanogenMod software being easy to load. If the same is true of this device and it's in a somewhat smaller package than the 5.9-inch display of the original, there's probably someone looking forward to owning it.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.