This article is originally written by Richard Lai from engadget: Oppo N3’s motorized swivel camera takes selfies to the next level
OPPO released the highly-anticipated N3 today. The new flagship handset takes photo-shooting to another level by featuring a 16MP 1/2.3 inch Motorized Swivel CMOS camera, which means you can quickly flip the camera with a flick gesture on the screen or on the fingerprint sensor on the back — more on that later. In addition to that, the N3 comes with a new O-Click Bluetooth remote that not only acts as a remote trigger, but it also lets you adjust the camera’s angle using the extra buttons.
Spec-wise, the N3 has all the typical numbers you get on a modern flagship smartphone: We’re looking at a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a nice 5.5-inch full HD LCD (the N1 had a 5.9-inch one), NFC and a 3,000 mAh fixed battery. Speaking of which, the N3 does VOOC rapid charging with a smaller charger, meaning you can go from zero to 75 percent in just half an hour. It’s also worth pointing out that the N3 is a dual-SIM LTE phone; it takes a Micro SIM and a Nano SIM. But if you want to add a microSD memory card, you’ll have to give up your Nano SIM slot.
Compared to the OPPO N1, the N3 has a similar feel thanks to the aluminum alloy frame and smooth plastic coating, but it’s certainly lighter — 192g instead of 213g — and easier to hold due to the smaller screen. Like the Find 7 series, the N3 has a nice glowing “Skyline” light at the bottom for indicating notifications and charging status, except it’s placed underneath a metallic arc which is part of the phone’s aluminium frame. It looks good, but the trade-off is that it may trap some dust.