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A special edition of the Oppo N1 that runs CyanogenMod out of the box starts shipping next month.

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Tired of waiting for the latest Android updates to make their way to your phone? You can always buy a Nexus. But soon you’ll have another option, in the form of a limited edition of Oppo’s flagship N1 smartphone that runs CyanogenMod out of the box.

Introduced back in September, the Oppo N1 features a 13-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash that can be used as a front or rear camera thanks to an innovative swiveling mechanism. There’s also an “O-Touch” back panel, which lets you control actions like scrolling, tapping and taking photos from the back of the phone.

The N1 also features a large 5.9-inch, 1080p display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and 2 GB of RAM, so it’s no slouch in the hardware department.

The new limited edition is the first phone to phone to ship with CyanogenMod’s custom software. This helps ensure you’ll receive Android updates at a faster rate than most other devices, since they’ll come directly from CyanogenMod itself.

The CyanogenMod edition of the N1 comes with some Cyanogen-branded goodies, like special packaging, stickers, and a case designed for the phone that features CyanogenMod mascots Cid and Ollie.

According to CyanogenMod, the software has been tailored to support all of the N1’s unique features, including its back panel controls and rotating camera.

So if you’re interested in an alternative to the Nexus 5, you should be able to grab a limited edition Oppo N1 starting next month for around $570.

  1. i love that swivel camera … like on that the Samsung slide fone

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  2. it will also be available in Europe?

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    1. Yep. Pretty much worldwide.

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  3. Been following Steve and his merry men since my G1 days. Congrats on turning tinkering into a reality! I’m buying one on day 1!

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  4. Anonymous wuss Friday, November 8, 2013

    Cyanogen Mode? Hmm… is that some sort of new custom firmware… a fork of CyanogenMod or something maybe? ;-)

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    1. Ha. It very well may be, but I’ll let the team at Cyanogen decide that. Fixed that typo. Thanks for catching.

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  5. Where can I buy this special edition? online?

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    1. Yes, you should be able to order it directly from Oppo when it becomes available.

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  6. This is cool – A Chinese device with an original and impressive design!

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