Oppo finally took the wraps off its much anticipated N3 smartphone in an event in Singapore on Wednesday. The handset is now listed on the company's China website with a price tag of CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 40,100).
The company has also revealed the US pricing of the handset at $649 (roughly 39,800), and said it will be released in 20 regions by the end of the year. A dual-SIM variant will arrive later.
The Oppo N3's highlight is its motorised swivel camera that can track objects as they move, and can rotate up to 206 degrees. The camera features 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor with a pixel size of 1.34 micrometres. The camera can shoot panoramas in up to 64-megapixels, also flaunts a Schneider Kreuznach-certified lens build, apart from an LED flash.
Some of the other camera functions that come under the Oppo N3's "Ultra image 2.0" suite include slow shutter, ultra macro mode after focus, and shooting in RAW.
The N3 also features a fingerprint sensor on its back panel that can perform several functions, one of them being protecting images with fingerprint authentication with a single swipe after shooting an image.
The Oppo N3 is listed a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 403ppi. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box skinned with the company's new ColorOS 2.0.1. The 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AA) chipset is supported by 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. The N3 sports 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Backed by a 3000mAh battery, the N3 includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0 connectivity options. The handset's battery comes with company's own VOOC rapid charging technology, which Oppo claims can recharge the N3 from 0 percent to 75 percent in 30 minutes. The handset features a notification light below the screen, like seen on the Oppo Find 7, with new Notification 2.0 software. It measures 161.2x77x9.9mm and weighs 192 grams.