OPPO: A new competitor for Australian smartphone supremacy

The N1 mini is the most unique of OPPO’s Australian offerings. Instead of rocking both a front-facing and rear camera, the N1 mini has just one – but it swivels. This means users have access to the handset’s 13 megapixel sensor whether they’re shooting a landscape or taking a selfie. In addition, the N1 mini has a 5-inch 720p screen, a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM and 16 of storage. The N1 mini retails for AUD$539.

The Neo 5 is OPPO’s budget offering, and is one of the cheapest 4G handsets available in Australia. Despite the low price point, the 4.5-inch device still boats a 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU, 4 gigabytes of storage and a gigabyte of RAM. The only specification that falls below average is the phone’s screen size – a mere 480. The Neo 5 retails for AUD$219.

Australia is the first western market OPPO have launched in.

“At OPPO we’re focused on innovation and are passionate about exploring the latest that technology has to offer, while providing our consumers with high-quality, state of the art devices. We feel that Australia as a country mirrors these values, so we’re excited to begin our journey/exploration into Western markets here,” said Michael Tran, head of marketing at OPPO Mobile Australia.

These handsets will be available to purchase through OPPO’s website as of today, but Tran said they the company is also looking for retail partners.

We’ll have a review of the Find 7 in the coming weeks.