OnePlus, CyanogenMod partnership fractured in India

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Late last week, OnePlus announced a surprising development in their partnership with CyanogenMod, Inc., supplier of one of the operating systems used on the OnePlus One smartphone. Just was OnePlus was preparing to release the device to the market in India on December 2nd, it was announced that CyanogenMod had inked a deal to be the exclusive provider of an operating system to Micromax for their new Yu line of phones, which will be a competitor for both OnePlus and Xiaomi, in the Indian market. The exclusive nature of CyanogenMod’s new partnership means OnePlus owners will not receive future updates to the operating system.
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The world’s thinnest smartphone is here, the Oppo R5

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After announcing the N3, Oppo had something else up their sleeve. The Oppo R5 is not only their first 64-bit smartphone, but it’s also the world’s thinnest phone. Coming in at 4.85 mm, you won’t find anything close.

The frame is made of hand polished reinforced industrial grade aluminum alloy micro-arc. I have no idea what the hell that is, but it sounds cool.


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Oppo unveils the N3 smartphone with motorized swivel camera

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If you’re into selfies, you might want to check out the new Oppo N3. It features a 206 degree motorized swivel camera, which means that you can capture selfies with the same 16 MP lens. And using the included O-Click Bluetooth remote, you can control the swivel and capture images remotely.

The rest of the specs include a 5.5-inch TFT 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AA), 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot of up to an additional 128 GB of extra storage, and micro SIM + nano Sim, LTE, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone also includes a fingerprint reader on the back, which requires only one tap of your finger, rather than a swipe.


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New OPPO teaser hints at second device

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OPPO has scheduled some press events for next Wednesday, October 29th, for the launch of the new OPPO N3 smartphone. A new teaser image posted to OPPO’s Weibo account suggests the company may have a second device to announce at the same time. The image is accompanied by text indicating “One More Step.” The use of “more” could be a subtle suggestion that OPPO has more than one device to announce.
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The Oppo N3 will have a fingerprint scanner on its back

Oppo N3Another day closer to the announcement of the N3 and we have another leaked photo. This time, we’re looking at the entire backplate of the device and it reveals one very important thing. The N3 will sport a fingerprint scanner. Besides that we see the new camera in all its glory. From what we know the device will feature various materials including an aerospace alloy (lithium alloy) and steel. We’re less than two weeks away from the big unveil. Of course at the rate that the Oppo N3 is “leaking,” we may know everything there is to know about the device.

source: Weibo
via: GSM Arena

Oppo N3 smart rotating camera gets a demo video

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Just like the Oppo N1, the Oppo N3 is going to feature a rotating camera. However, this time you don’t have to manually move it. It will sport a motor for automatic rotations.

How do we know this? A rather official video was posted showing how it works. It’s referred to a “Smart rotating camera,” which implies that it will automatically move based on what mode or setting the user selects. In other words, if you go into selfie mode, it will simply rotate on its own.

You can check out the video after the break.


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New details emerge about OPPO N3 camera

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Yesterday a new image surfaced from OPPO showing the new camera for the upcoming OPPO N3 smartphone. This ended lots of speculation and rumors about what form the rotating camera may take. Now the CEO of OPPO released a new image using his Weibo account to share some details about the camera. The biggest news to come from the image is that the sensor will measure 1/2.3-inches in size. This is a sizeable improvement compared to the sensor in the OPPO N1 that measured 1/3.06-inches.
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Oppo N3′s camera shown off in teaser

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As we roll ever closer to Oppo’s announcement of the N3 flagship, we’re seeing more and more teasers from the company. From specs to an updated cooling system, to a aerospace-grade alloy (and steel), the N3 is shaping up to be an interesting and powerful device. Despite Oppo showing us various camera designs, the whole thing remained a bit of a mystery. Those that remember the N1 know that the camera swiveled, giving people unprecedented selfie power long before selfie phones became a thing. Well Oppo has finally taken a bit of the mystery away after it leaked the above image on Weibo.


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OPPO teases yet another design for the N3 camera

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For the third time in recent weeks a leaked image purports to show the design of the camera to be included in the forthcoming OPPO N3 and this one shows the third design we have now seen for the camera. The initial leak revealed a device with a barrel type enclosure along the top edge of the device to house the camera. The second leak showed a standard looking device with a camera that would rotate within the frame. This third leak shows a camera that pops out from a slot in the side of the smartphone similar to a SIM card slot.
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