CyanogenMod-powered Oppo N1 likely arriving internationally next month
Oppo, a Chinese smartphone vendor looking to raise its profile outside of Asia, will soon release a smartphone with two different takes on Android and a single camera that can be rotated to face the back or front of the device.
A recent presentation regarding popular Android ROM CyanogenMod, which will be one of the firmware options for Oppo N1 buyers to load on their devices, reveals that the phone will launch at some point in late November. No official date has been announced by Oppo, but that is the estimated time of arrival, according to Steve Kondik, the founder of CyanogenMod.
When Oppo first announced the N1, the company said it would launch in China in October and other markets throughout the world in December. Kondik's comments signal that the arrival may be sooner than expected. It is unlikely that the phone will make its way to U.S. customers right away, but Oppo N1 admirers will likely be able to purchase an unlocked phone in the near future.