Oppo N1 gets priced and now has a release date, will sell for $599 on December 10

Chinese OEM Oppo won the hearts of many through its Find 5 smartphone which offers a similar vanilla Android experience like the Nexus 4 whilst maintaining a pretty affordable price tag. The company recently showed off a new device, the flagship N1. And while we already known that the handset would go on sale this month, price details and a specific release date have now been made official.

The company announced the news on its Google+ page. Starting December 10, the device will go on sale in the US and various locations across Europe. The handset will sell for $599 or €449, respectively. The Oppo N1 comes with a custom version of Android. The company calls it the Color OS that features numerous design improvements over stock.

The main highlight of the Oppo N1 is its rotating camera module. The 13MP sensor can be flipped from the rear to the front. The snapper is accompanied by a dedicated ISP and dual LED flash. Also, the company has incorporated a 12cm touch panel on the rear which allows you to scroll through pages, tap on objects and click photos.

Here are the main specifications of the Oppo N1:

– Display: 5.9-inch 1080p IPS Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen
– Processor: 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600
– Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB or 32GB storage
– Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, NFC
– Battery: 3610mAh
– Dimensions: 170.7mm x 82.6mm x 9mm
– Weight: 213 grams

In other news, a limited edition run of the Oppo N1 powered by CyanogenMod, an aftermarket firmware which delivers a vanilla Android experience with numerous tweaks, will be made available for the same price, $599 for the US or €449 in Europe.