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Oppo N1 to be the first phone to ship with CyanogenMod, rotating camera

CyanogenMod wasn't bluffing when it announced that it was going corporate. Details have emerged that the company has partnered up with Chinese electronics manufacturer, OPPO Digital, to preload its app on a special edition of the upcoming N1 smartphone.

The N1 features a bundle of impressive specifications, including a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, and a 3610mAh battery. However, its biggest selling point will be its rotating camera and rear-touch panel. Instead of employing the standard rear- and front-facing lenses standard on most smartphones, the N1's camera can physically rotate around for selfies or landscape shots.

OPPO will preload the N1 with its proprietary Color UI overlay on top of Android, but users will likely be able to switch over to CyanogenMod with the literal press of a button. It's unclear if the device will make it to the American market, but its success overseas could help pave the way for the newly establish Cyanogenmod, Inc.


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