OPPO has announced the K1, its first K-series smartphone in India. The Chinese manufacturer held a launch event for the device in New Delhi today. The major highlight of the phone is that it brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the mid-range.
Design and Display
The OPPO K1 features a colour gradient glass rear and a metallic frame. It measures 158.3 x 75.5 x 7.4mm and it weighs 156 grams. A 6.4-inch waterdrop-style notched screen is available on the device. The AMOLED screen produces full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. It is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. According to OPPO, the under-display fingerprint scanner can unlock the phone in just 0.41 seconds.
Performance and Storage
The Snapdragon 660 processor is the driving force of the OPPO K1. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The smartphone is equipped with a 3,600mAh battery with support for 10W charging. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo customised with ColorOS 5.2.
Camera and Connectivity
The rear panel of the OPPO K1 features a horizontally arranged LED enabled dual camera setup, with an f/1.7 aperture 16-megapixel primary sensor and f/2.4 aperture 2-megapixel depth sensor. Positioned inside the front notch is a 25-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The photography features available on the OPPO K1 include time-lapse, HDR, beauty mode, panorama, AR stickers, filters, professional mode and portrait mode.
The OPPO K1 is a dual SIM phone that supports dual 4G VoLTE. The other connectivity features of the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Price and Release Date
The Oppo K1 has arrived in India with respective price tags of Rs. 16,990. It comes in two gradient colors such as Piano Black and Astral Blue. The handset will be available for purchase starting from February 12th exclusively through Flipkart. The retailer giant is providing offers like 90 percent Buy Buyback value at Rs. 1, no cost EMI and Complete Mobile Protection plan. There is 10 percent cashback for the users of Citi credit and debit card owners.