Oppo launches the CyanogenMode (CM) powered N1 – Features and Specs Review

It has been official that the Oppo N1, the smartphone which will be powered by the CyanogenMod and having built in access to the Play Store owing to being officially certified by Google, was launched on December 24th yesterday.

N1 has been manufactured by Chinese smartphone maker Oppo and was launched on December 10th worldwide, much to the pleasure of its loyal users.

The unique smartphone has a 13 megapixel camera and at its launch it had been announced that soon there will be a CyanogenMod powered version. No one expected the plans to turn into reality so soon with Oppo launching it yesterday.

The Oppo N1 will come pre-installed with the CyanogenMod 10.2, which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and all other future updates would be delivered over the air (OTA).

It has also been confirmed by CyanogenMod Inc that Google has granted official status to the smartphone so the users will be able to access the Google Play Store out of the box.

However, this is not the case with the CM ROM’s available for other smartphones where the users are required to manually install the Play Store and all related packages.

It is good news that Google agreed to officially support the smartphone although it is still not in the favor of easy access to CM software to the PlayStore.

The phone sports a 5.9 inch full HD IPS LCD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. It features 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel swivel camera and comes in two storage variants of 16GB and 32GB.

The official price for the phone has not been announced yet but we can expect it to be around $599, similar to the regular version.