The Oppo N1 Mini has been floating around the Internet for a little while but only now has the Chinese smartphone maker revealed the full specification of the new device. The Mini is a smaller version of last year's high-end device N1 but, as it is often the case with "Mini" versions, does not only come with smaller dimensions but also slightly downgraded interior components.

That said, the N1 Mini comes with the same unique photography feature as its larger sibling: a rotating camera. The entire camera module including the flash unit can be rotated to face either the front or back of the device. This is not only ideal for capturing high-resolution selfies but also eliminates the need for a tripod for slow exposures, as long as you have a flat surface to place the phone on. 

The N1 Mini's rotating camera offers the same 13MP and fast F2 aperture as the full-size N1 but has to make do without the larger model's dual-LED flash. Other specifications, such as the Snapdragon 400 SoC or the 5-inch 720p IPS screen place the N1 One Mini in the mid-range bracket of the market. You have 16GB of internal storage to save your photos on but unfortunately no microSD-slot. The Oppo N1 Mini is available in China now for approximately US$435. No information on international availability has been released yet.

Key Specification:

  • 1/3-inch 13 MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • F2.0 maximum aperture
  • 1080p video capture
  • 5-inch 720p IPS display, 294 ppi
  • Snapdragon 400 Quadcore-SoC, 1.6 GHz
  • Android 4.3 with Color OS
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 2140 mAh Li-Ion Battery