On Wednesday, the Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has launched its K series in India. The Oppo K1 is the first phone in the K-series that looks to bring premium features to the affordable segment for the online market. The Oppo K1 is the most affordable phone to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Oppo India Brand Director Will Yang said, “K1 is our first smartphone from the globally successful K series here and we have adopted a multi-channel strategy for the K series in India.”
Oppo K1 price in India and availability:
The Oppo K1 would be available on Flipkart from February 12 in piano black and astral blue colour variants. Oppo has maintained its low budget congruity as it is releasing the phone having premium features at just Rs 16,990. Customers can also avail an additional bank discount of Rs 1,690 for up to 8 months.
Oppo K1 specifications:
Display: The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Oppo K1 looks similar to the Oppo F9 Pro in that it gets an edge-to-edge display with a droplet notch. The K1 comes with an attractive 3D curved glass back panel to offer a comfortable in-hand feel.
Camera: The Oppo K1 features dual rear camera as it comes with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF, and a 2MP secondary camera for depth sensing. The phone sports a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Oppo K1 is big on the selfie, much like most Oppo phones.
Processor: It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU, which promises to deliver consistent and smooth performance, even while playing graphics intensive games like PUBG. The phone also comes with Oppo’s Hyper Boost technology that optimises gaming performance.
Battery and Software: The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery. It ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top.
Storage: The Oppo K1 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
The biggest USP of the Oppo K1 is its in-display fingerprint sensor. Oppo says the K1 comes with a light-sensitive fingerprint technology, which uses a screenshot solution to make unlocking the device faster and more accurate. This also makes the K1 the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone also offers fast face unlock as well.