Recently, Flipkart teased a new series of smartphone from Oppo will be made official soon. Today the landing page on the retailer site was updated which confirms that the OPPO K1 will be made available on February 6 at 12 PM. The OPPO K1 will be introducing the OPPO K-series of smartphones in the Indian market. The smartphone was previously launched in China in October last year.
The OPPO K1 promises to bring the latest technology at a affordable price. It is expected to be the cheapest smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. In China, the base variant with a 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage configuration is priced at 1,599 Yuan (Rs 17,000 approx) while the higher variant with 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage costs 1,799 Yuan(Rs 19,000 approx). In the Indian market, the smartphone is expected to come with a price tag around Rs 20,000.
OPPO K1 features a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 because of a waterdrop notch. It has screen-to-body ratio of 91% and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 coupled with 6GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB. There is a rear dual camera setup with 16MP + 2MP while offering a 25MP camera on the front.
The device runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery. The handset was initially available in Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue gradient color options but the Chinese manufacturer later released the Silver Green and Black color variants.
A recent report claimed that the Redmi Note 7 will arrive in India on February 12. Since, the OPPO K1 is launching a week ahead, it will be a good rival for the Note 7 with a 48MP rear camera. OPPO is also expected to launch the OPPO F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo in India soon.