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Oppo N3 due next month with strange camera housing

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014.

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The leaked N3
The leaked N3

Oppo's N1 smartphone flagship made a name for itself back last year because it has a rather cool swivelling 13 megapixel camera that could be used for normal shots and selfies. However, Oppo for some reason did not support the 5.6-inch leviathan, not even upgrading it to Android 4.4 KitKat. The company is now gearing to release another camera oriented device in the shape of the N3, and the Chinese brand has sent out invites for the launch event.

The device will land at an event in Singapore that will take place during October, but aside from a small Facebook teaser, the company is keeping the handset a secret. A leaked image however has shown that once again Oppo is working on novel solutions for its camera technology.

The N3 will lose the 260 degree flipping camera from the N1 and will instead get a tube that runs portrait along the top of the device. This tube will house two speakers and in the center a turning camera that looks as though its can turn 180 degrees within the tube, once again giving selfie friendly users the full rear camera experience.

This looks a little awkward and we doubt that the Oppo N3 will be winning award for gorgeous design. That tube jutting out of the end of the device reminds us in the MobieBurn office of some classic flip phones, but this is of course not going to be one of them. Other specs surrounding the device have not be revealed, so we guess it is time to wait until Oppo officially raises the curtain on this handset next month.

Considering the company did not support the N1 beyond a few months, we would be reluctant to go all in for this handset unless Oppo is clearer about the long term plans of the N3.

source: GSM Arena

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