We've no idea how well it actually sold, but clearly it was well enough that Oppo thinks it's worth having another crack: feast your eyes upon the forthcoming Oppo N3.
Looking back at 2013's original and we're quite surprised at just how much the design has changed in 12 months. The Oppo N1 looked like you'd taken a conventional smartphone and cut a chunk out of the top containing the camera, then put a pin through it so it could swivel.
The Oppo N3, however, is much slimmer overall, and the camera module is housed in a rounded bulge above the screen rather like an offset hinge, the middle part of which can be rotated to point the camera in the desired direction.
It's without doubt a neater system overall, but it doesn't strike us as being particularly easy on the eye.
Aside from clearly involving a dual LED flash, however, we don't have any info on the camera's credentials, or the Oppo N3's in general for that matter.
But given the current obsession with selfies, Oppo has hit on a novel solution with its swivelling N-series. Let's hope the execution matches the concept. We'll know at some point next month, which is when the Oppo N3 is set to be introduced in Singapore.