Images of the forthcoming N3 smartphone from OPPO have surfaced, revealing the successor to the OPPO N1 to be a thinner design that once again integrates a swivel camera. We also now know that the OPPO N3 will be launched in a choice of three colors (aqua blue, pink and silver) at the company’s up and coming event in Singapore on October 29th.
The specifications of the new N series device have not yet been confirmed but the are a few details that seem to be pretty much locked down at this stage. As with the N1, the N3 will again be a pretty large 5.9 inch device and although OPPO have dabbled with QHD screens on its flagship 1440p Find 7, it would seem that the N3 will in fact use a 1920 x 1080 screen. The OPPO N3 will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 we that adorns the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and as with the flagship Samsung phablet, the N3 will also have a substantial 3GB of RAM.
We don’t have too much information about the sensor the OPPO N3 will use, but it would seem to be accompanied by a dual LED flash and certainly uses a similar rotating design to what we saw on the N1. We reviewed the N1 a few months ago and found it to be a solid option for anyone who wants to take truly impressive selfie shots. The new N3 appears to retain the original design within a thinner overall build that has neatly chamfered corners. Generally speaking the N3 is a thinner and very possibly lighter version of the N1. If these images are genuine and correct, it’s looking good.
Note: we have no idea why it will be named the N3 and not the N2. Perhaps Microsoft’s naming philosophy has become a contagious trend. We will be in attendance at the OPPO launch in Singapore, and look forward to getting hands on with the new OPPO N3.