Last Updated: September 20th, 2013

There was a time not long ago that Chinese OEMs were unlikely to make a splash outside of the Asian market. However, Oppo attracted some international attention with the Find 5, and the internet has been increasingly anxious to see the company's next effort, the N1. You need not wait until next month to get a glimpse of the N1 – some legit-looking images have popped up on Weibo and via @evleaks.

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Oppo has been posting teasers recently, including one that pokes fun at VentureBeat for claiming the company's ads are sexist (read about the drama right here). From the official teaser, we can see some details of the phone, in particular the unique bottom array of a speaker, USB port, and headphone jack. One of the leaked images seems to show that same arrangement along the bottom edge.


Assuming these leaked pictures are real, the phone looks good – understated. It's not a pinnacle of design, but it could be an attractive device. It's also looking like the buttons will be all on-screen this time. The N1 is expected to have a back touch surface, which has not been a terribly successful feature when other mobile devices have tried it. Maybe this will be a first in more ways than one.


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[New-Phones, @evleaks, Twitter: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • dannyhyu

    Looks very good, loving the minimalism at the front with some slim bezels.

  • Ark

    Battery is going to be ridiculously small, going by thinness. And with two pannels, this should be getting 30 to 40min battery life. Nty

    • Nick Klenchik

      Tell me more, all-knowing one!

      • Ark

        Your mom is being bukkake'd as you read this. The oracle has spoken.

  • Guest

    If Verizon got this, I would be all over it

  • Niall Fox

    If Verizon gets this, and it's anything like the Find 5, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Has Verizon even carried an Oppo device before?

      • Niall Fox

        Nope, that's the part that reassures me they're probably not going to start anytime soon. Although I don't think the Find 5 was officially sold through any US carriers, it was just sold unlocked. *don't quote me on that, not entirely sure

        • Nicholas Smith

          this is true

        • Chris

          More reason to give T-Mobile more thought... Seems lately anytime that I've wanted to upgrade to a phone that has gained a lot of attention and is below the price belt of $500, it's a GSM based only phone. Now only if Verizon would move along faster with it's Voice-Over-Data network - this problem would needless to say be gone.

          • Bob G

            Does VOD network give you GSM access?

          • Chris

            It eliminates GSM and CDMA. It solely uses 4G LTE which every phone has the universal bands that the US carriers use.

    • Bob G

      If Verizon this, if Verizon that..... So sick of seeing these types of comments. Unless you have their unlimited plan from the cheap days and they are the only carrier that works in your area, you have a choice to move to other options that has a larger variety of phones.

  • Jazib Nasim

    I would defininitley leave iOS for this gorgeous phone.

    • Nicholas Smith

      i would leave ios for my first nokia phone

      • Martin

        You are jerk.. of course you will :D

      • Herman

        Nicholas Smith?

        Where is Will Cage?

  • disqus_0DvjPGmqim

    Anybody else catch the troll face? Hilarious.

  • Jonathan

    Lemme guess: only a gig of ram.

    • Wilhelm Vain

      Find 5 had 2GB ram. It was the first phone with a 1080p IPS display, and had the top-of-the-line processor when it was released. Oppo doesn't make "shit" with it's flagship phones and this is looking like it might be the next flagship.

    • Guard

      Someone stole your sweetroll?

  • http://kedrosng.com/ Kedros

    I am the Oppo Ambassador in HK
    and i do believe.
    Oppo don't make Crap.

    • Ivan Myring

      If this were Engadget, you would have been called a troll

      • Bob G

        If this were most internet sites, they would've called him a communist spy.

        • Allanitomwesh

          Funny thing is,he is...

  • Steve McTravis

    dude , what a beautiful crafted device O.O ,

  • Spetto

    Snapdragon 800 please!

  • PA_ROM_User(Vardan Nazaretyan)

    The force is strong with this one.

  • Krzysztof

    looks really good

  • Laborin_HK

    HOT! Would be stoked if it came with stock, or if the dev support is large.

  • jake connolly

    Wow, this looks stunning! I would defiantly purchase this when its out! but the rear touch panel stuff intrigues me... I'm guessing you control the screen from there? or something similar hopefully!

  • sourabh

    Dat bottom

  • futurejohn

    There's only one N1 for me.

    • someone755

      I like your thinking, though I liked the HTC variant better...

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  • sivkai

    HOLY SMOKES...beautiful, just beautiful.

  • Bob G

    Oppo Nexus!

  • BrainOfSweden

    I'm very glad to be a non-American. That means all I have to care about is if this phone kicks ass for a reasonable price, and stick to the contract that I already have.

  • Kaos

    Oppo Gangnam Style ?