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After its September introduction, the Oppo N1 launches later this month for $599. Without LTE, this phone could be a tough sell in the U.S. but some may overlook that in favor of pre-installed CyanogenMod software.

oppo n1 camera

The handy CyanogenMod (CM) install app for Android is no longer available the Google Play Store, however that isn’t stopping Oppo from releasing its N1 flagship phone with CM pre-installed. The company is making good on its promised December release date, announcing on Google+ that the Oppo N1 will be available for $599 on December 10.

oppo n1 cm launch

Oppo doesn’t specifically state that the phone will run on the custom CM software but the included image in the announcement clearly shows the CM logo. It’s a fairly safe bet that the handset doesn’t run stock Android as a result.

In terms of hardware, the N1 was cutting-edge when it debuted in September although some more current phones have a faster chip. Oppo chose Qualcomm’s 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 paired with 2 GB of memory. The phone has a large 5.9-inch 1080p display, 13 megapixel camera that swivels from front to back and a touch panel on the back.

According to Oppo, the N1 supports 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM frequencies and 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz WCDMA frequencies so it should work on both the AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the U.S. There is no mention, however of an LTE radio in the N1.

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  1. Looks like a nice phone.
    I am very interested in buying one but I would like to know if the mentioned o-click rings when you get a phone call.

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