New angles for your selfies

HOT GADGETS: The OPPO N3 (left) boasts the world's first automatic rotating camera while the OPPO R5 (right) is the world's slimmest smartphone. TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

If you love taking selfies, check out the N3 smartphone at The New Paper Party at Kallang Wavethis Saturday.

Just pop into the OPPO booth when you're there.

The Chinese electronics company's phone takes selfies to a whole new level with its motorised rotating 16-megapixel Schneider Optic camera.

Instead of having customary rear and front-facing cameras, the N3's swivelling camera does all the work by itself.

With its 206-degree range of motion, you may be able to find new angles to get that perfect shot.

And if the right angle is not enough, N3's built-in Beautify function lets you choose among a range of eight filters, and give yourself doll-like eyes and luminous skin without external photo-editing applications.

And that's not all.

If you are worried about misplacing your phone at the party, the N3's multifunctional remote - O-click 2.0 - is a godsend.

Connect the accessory to your phone via Bluetooth and you can locate your phone, control its camera and music playback, and even accept calls.

The retail price of the N3, which runs on Android 4.4's Color Os 2.0, is $849.

If you prefer something smaller, the OPPO R5 is the world's thinnest smartphone at only 4.85mm in thickness. An iPhone 6 measures 6.9mm.

Its 5.2-inch AMOLED screen provides sharp and vibrant colours and is perfectly readable under direct sunlight, thanks to its low reflection ratio.

Compatible with OPPO's VOOC rapid charging technology, the R5 needs only a 30-minute charge for 75 per cent battery life - perfect for those partying all night long.

The R5 takes great photos, too.

Equipped with the latest PI 2.0 Plus Flash Shot technology, the R5's 13-megapixel camera takes a shot with a barely perceptible maximum focus time of 0.18 seconds and delivers 50-megapixel high-definition picture clarity.

The phone is retailing at $669.


OPPO is the official smartphone partner of The New Paper Party at Kallang Wave, an SPH event, along with official sponsor Kallang Wave Mall.

Get your ticket and you will receive a goodie bag worth more than $500, which includes vouchers for OPPO phones - $50 off for the N3 and $30 off for the R5.

If you haven't bought your tickets to the party, register now at

For more information on OPPO products, go to