Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Receives Google Play Blessing, Arrives on December 24

The smartphone will be priced at $599 (€439), the same as the standard model

A few months ago, Oppo announced a new flagship smartphone for its users, namely the Oppo N1, the first handset in the world to sport a rotating camera, and also the first to feature support for CyanogenMod software right from the beginning.

In fact, Oppo also announced at the time that a special version of the mobile phone would be brought to the market this year, running under CyanogenMod out of the box.

As it turns out, this smartphone model is nearing its availability, and it should hit shelves on December 24, after it has passed through Google's compatibility test suite (CTS) process and received the necessary approvals.

For users, this means that they will be able to head over to the Google Play Store from their smartphones and install applications, all officially supported by Google themselves.

“The Oppo N1 device running CyanogenMod 10.2 has officially passed Google's CTS and CDD certification programs, which marks a major milestone for everyone in this project, not just those working on the N1 project itself,” a recent post on the CyanogenMod Dev group reads.

Those of you interested in grabbing a CyanogenMod-powered Oppo N1 smartphone will be able to do so starting with the next week, while having to pay $599 (€439) for the device, the same as you would for the standard model, as Engadget notes.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Oppo N1 was launched with a large 5.9-inch full HD IPS touchscreen display, as well as with a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor inside, paired with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM.

Furthermore, the mobile phone features 16/32GB of internal memory, a 13-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HDR, and full HD video recording, as well as a camera which can be rotated to more than 200 degrees.

The handset also packs HSDPA, HSUPA connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG, built-in GPS receiver, and the usual set of sensors. Oppo N1 is powered by a 3610 mAh Li-Ion battery.

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