The Oppo N1 Mini packs the same 13-megapixel rotating camera the company originally introduced with the flagship N1, but it looks like Oppo is updating its software to improve photo quality for the handset. The company quietly launched its new phone today, revealing that the N1 Mini will be able to shoot 24-megapixel pictures thanks to a clever software trick.
Oppo offers a similar camera trick with the Find 7, which uses its 13-megapixel camera to shoot 50-megapixel photos. Basically, the camera shoots 10 photos in quick succession before picking the best ones and combining them to create one high-resolution photo. The Find 7’s camera can also shoot slow-motion video at up to 100fps, create long-exposure photos in 32 seconds and even make GIFs in HDR mode. Hopefully some of those features will be included in the Oppo N1 Mini as well.
Beyond its camera, the Oppo N1 Mini comes equipped with a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 2140mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the company’s own Color OS on top and offers 4G LTE support. The device is already available in Malaysia for RM 1,398 (roughly $439), and Oppo says it plans to expand to other countries in the next few days.