Oppo N1 Mini has been formally announced in India. Oppo has priced it at Rs 26,990. In China too the smartphone is available for about Rs 26,000. Note that Oppo N1 Mini is only the third handset, after N1 and the Gionee Elife E7 mini, to have a rotating camera module.
As the name suggests, the Oppo N1 mini is a slightly stripped down versions of Oppo N1 but it nonetheless has the iconic rotating camera module. It has a 5 inch display with HD resolution, a 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, and 2 GB RAM. It is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and, like all Oppo smartphones, has a customised user interface known as Color OS.
The Oppo N1 Mini though has no expandable storage slot like the Oppo N1, so you have to contend with its 16 GB internal storage of which 11.54 GB is available for users. Besides, Oppo N1 Mini has a 13 megapixel camera which can be rotated to be used as a front camera. This camera can capture full HD videos at 30 frames per second and has HDR and Panorama functions. It has an Ultra HD mode as well using which, as per Oppo, you can capture images at 24 megapixel.
It has a decent 2140 mAh battery. The N1 Mini has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, micro USB port and DLNA. It comes with USB on the go feature as well. Note that the N1 Mini is a 4G smartphone but its compatibility with Indian 4G networks is not clear.
Currently, Gionne Elife E7 Mini too comes with a rotating camera module as the Oppo N1. See the comparison of the two phones here.