Sensitive on all sides




The company has developed a camera Oppo called N1, rear panel which will be receptive to gestures and depression. Because of this users, according to the manufacturer, it will be easier to switch tracks or scroll through web pages.

The Chinese company Oppo is preparing to release a flagship cameraphone Oppo N1, rear panel which will be receptive to gestures and depression. New product is positioned as a “smartphone for photography enthusiasts,” according to the official page of the resource weibo.

The smartphone is equipped with a 12 megapixel camera N-lens. Quality images, including in low-light conditions, will get a separate graphics chip Owl, and a xenon flash and optimized for capturing images in low light conditions.

It is reported that the N1 is larger display with a narrow frame around it. On the bottom will be located in speaker, microUSB-port, 3.5-mm jack for headphones and a microphone. New products will run on Android OS with a proprietary shell Oppo.

Estimated price Oppo N1 – about $ 480. The smartphone will be available on September 23.

Touch-sensitive area at the rear of the smartphone – the main feature of the new items. It is located in a free-distance index finger, so that the user can hold a smartphone and still perform various actions on the touch screen – move around, focus and shoot camera, through long web pages or switch tracks in the player.

Rather, in Oppo guided by the fact that today’s smart phones have grown to a very large size and use them with one hand is becoming more difficult, suggests the head of Hi-Tech Mail.Ru Anton Spiridonov.

This feature is played out on a few pictures, teasers, advertising the new product, which the company released last week. For example, one of them shows a roll of toilet paper with the caption: “It is easy to use with one hand while the other is busy.”

Earlier in the sale of electronic gadgets have already appeared, the rear panel which was sensitive to touch, especially portable console Sony PlayStation Vita and the Russian Yota Phone smartphone.

“Attempts to use as the back panel of the smartphone does not seem promising to me,” – said “the Newspaper” Editor Portal MForum.Ru Alexey Boyko. Many users like to use the device in a protective case that isolates the rear surface, he said. In addition, any non-standard interfaces, different from the mainstream – it is additional complexity of development, which is acceptable for a niche device, such as addressed to young people, but not suitable for mass model, is convinced Boyko.

Members N1, probably expects misklikov problem, but in spite of that, the new product can be quite interesting, predicts analyst of “Finam Management” Maxim Klyagin.

Factor in addition to enhanced competitiveness of the smartphone camera can be improved capabilities to surf the web, which will be achieved by just a non-standard dual touchscreen.

It is very important, as the main medium for Smartphone finally became just the mobile Internet, says Klyagin. “If the performance will be qualitative (and OPPO, it should be noted, is quite well-proven), the market reaction to the new product can be very positive,” – said in an interview with Klyagin “Gazetoy.Ru.”

In the first half of 2013 the company Oppo has filed a patent office of China’s list of 968 items. It is not known how many of them relates specifically to the N1, but it is likely that the company is protected by a patent such a realization of touch zones on the back, as in the N1, and other manufacturers will not be able to use this solution involves Spiridonov.

“This does not mean that can not be another implementation of touch controls, but major manufacturers are unlikely to use the controversial idea: they do not want to stand out at any price, in contrast to the growing Chinese brands,” – he concluded.


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