Chinese smartphone major Oppo on Tuesday (8 April) released the flagship swivel camera handset N3 in India.
The company had originally launched Oppo N3 along with ultra-slim smartphone R5 back in October 2014. Later this year, Oppo released R5 in India for ₹29,990 and now N3 has finally made its way to the subcontinent for ₹42,990.
For the uninitiated, Oppo N3 sports the same design language as seen in its predecessor, but comes incorporated with major upgrade in terms of internal hardware, which include motorised swiveling 206-degree 16-megapixel camera that acts as both main and front snapper. It can also be operated by finger-print sensor on the rear-side as well as from a Bluetooth based O-Click camera accessory.
Other stipulated specifications include 5.5-inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 series CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB) and a 3000 mAh battery.
With a 43,000 price-tag, Oppo N3 will go up against popular brands like Xiaomi Mi4, OnePlus One, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Apple iPhone 6 (& 5S), HTC One M8 (and soon to be release One M9), Sony Xperia Z3 (& Z2) and other top-end smartphones.
Key specifications of Oppo N3 and R5:
|Models||Oppo N3||Oppo R5|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) TFT screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 423 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat with ColorOS 2.0 UI||Android 4.4 KitKat with ColorOS 2.0 UI|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU (MSM8974AA)||64-bit class based Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 series Octa-core (quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 and quad-core 1.0 GHz A53 CPUs) CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 405|
|Storage capacity||32GB, expandable up to 128GB||16GB|
|Camera||Main: 16.0-megapixel motorized 206-degree swiveling camera with Dual-mode LED flash, f/2.2m aperture , OmniVision OV16825, 4K video recording feature and with special software incorporated in Oppo N3, it can snap 64-megapixel photos.||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture, 4K video recording,Front: 5.0-megapixel with 83-degree wide angle lens|
|Battery||3000 mAh with Rapid charge feature (30 minutes of charging will restore 75% battery)||2000 mAh Li-Po battery with Rapid Charge (30 minutes of charging will restore 75% battery)|
|Network||4G (FDD-LTE B1/3/4/7/8/17/20/28-a/28-b & TD-LTE B40)||4G (FDD-LTE B1/3/4/7/8/17/20/28-a/28-b & TD-LTE B40)|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Aluminum alloy frame, Dual-SIM slots (micro + nano), Bluetooth v4.0, 5G Wi-Fi(802.11 b/g/n/a/ac), NFC, GPS, USB OTG, O-Click 2.0 Bluetooth remote control||Steel-frame, Micro-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.0, 5G Wi-Fi(802.11 b/g/n/a/ac), NFC, GPS, USB OTG, O-Click 2.0 Bluetooth remote control|
|Dimensions||161.2 x 77.0 x 8.7 mm||148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85 mm|
|Weight||192 g||155 g|
|Colours||Black||Silver and Gold|