OPPO today released the OPPO K3 for the Indian market. The new K-series smartphone was launched in China in May and is the successor to last year’s OPPO K1. It is basically a Realme X with different camera setup and will compete against Vivo V15 and Redmi K20.
The OPPO K3 features a 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 19:5:0 aspect ratio supplied by Samsung. It lacks a notch or punch-hole leading to a high screen-to-body ratio of 91.1 percent. Like its predecessor, it comes with a next-generation in-display fingerprint scanner which the Chinese manufacturer claims to be 28.5 times faster.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset paired with an Adreno 616 GPU. The phone is available in two configurations: 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. The dual SIM handset runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,765 mAh battery with support for the company’s VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.
In the optics department, it sports a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 16MP (IMX471) + 2MP configuration. On the front, it offers a pop-up 16MP camera with f/2.0 for video calling and selfies. The camera module is claimed to have a life of five years and only takes 0.74 seconds to slide up. OPPO has provided an AI portrait mode and AI scene detection. Additionally, it has an Ultra Clear Night View 2.0 feature to brighten dark images using software algorithm.
The OPPO K3 pricing in India starts at Rs 16,990 for the 6GB/64GB variant while the 8GB/128GB variant costs Rs 19,990. The handset will be available in Aurora Black and Jade Black color options. It will go on sale in India starting July 13 via Amazon. Launch offers include Rs 1000 cashback as Amazon Pay balance for all buyers. Customers using Axis bank credit or debit cards will get an instant discount of Rs 1000. Additionally, the OPPO K3 buyers will be getting benefits worth Rs 7050 from Jio, Lenskart gift vouchers and OYO vouchers. There is also a no-cost EMI offer as well.
OPPO K3 specifications
- 6.5 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage
- 16MP + 2MP rear
- 16MP front
- ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie
- 3,765 mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging