Oppo has unveiled its new K-series in China with the fresh debut of the Oppo K1 smartphone. The Oppo K1 is a new midrange smartphone that carries the in-display fingerprint scanner as its USP that too at a very competitive price. It appears to be the one of the same phone spotted recently in TENAA.
The Oppo K1 runs sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is further embraced by the water drop notch, adding to an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91% and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
Under the hood, it grabs its power from the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, clocked at 2.2GHz and coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. Furthermore, the device comes in 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM variants along with 64GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 256GB.
In the optics department, the Oppo K1 gets a dual camera set up at the back featuring a 16-megapixel primary sensor along with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. While for selfies, we have a 25-megapixel shooter at the front.
On the software front, the phone runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It gets its juice from a 3,600mAh battery. As its USP, the phone packs an In-display fingerprint scanner and skimps on a physical one for the same. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi i 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and GLONASS.
The Oppo K1 is available in two color variants including Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue and carries a price tag of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 17,100) for the 4/64GB model, while the higher-end 6/64GB version is priced at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,300).
The device will go on sale starting from October 19 while the pre-orders have already begun in China. We further expect the company to bring this device to India as well in the coming months. If the Indian pricing remains similar to the Chinese one, then this device is definitely going to be a steal due to the fact that it packs in an OLED display, In-Display FP and the powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC.
OPPO K1 Specifications
- 6.4-inch Full-HD+ OLED display
- Snapdragon 660
- 4/6GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage
- 16MP + 2MP Rear Camera
- 25MP Front Camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,600mAh Battery