Rumor | OPPO will resurrect the innovative, spinning-camera N series of smartphones soon
OPPO had made a name for itself on emerging as a name in Android smartphones with unsual, eye-catching models such as the N1, a device that sought to address the burgeoning selfie-centric trend of its time with a motorized camera module that could swivel around to face the user at need.
Had their maker not dropped its successors over time to focus on more traditional phones without so many moving parts, they might have been the only real contemporary of the Asus ZenFone 8 Flip today. Instead, OPPO seems to have concluded that crowd-pleasers such as the Reno series or flagships with microscope cameras instead make for a better business model. Admittedly, this has allowed the OEM to become a market leader that has also diversified into the middle and lower ranges of the market since.
However, now that it has achieved this level, it may be that OPPO now feels equal to the release of handsets with more innovative designs once again. The prolific leaker Arsenal now asserts that the N series is on the way back, possibly forming a new tier between the Find and Reno lines. Furthermore, the tipster's colleague Digital Chat Station might agree on that point.
Then again, there is no guarantee that they will emerge as next-gen 360°-cam phones by default: OPPO has indeed developed new slider, foldable and even rollable designs since, which may now serve as options for the N3 successors of the future.