OPPO K1 released; brings in-display fingerprint, premium design and inexpensive pricing

October 10th, 2018   decode   Other Tags:


OPPO has formally introduced its newest price range smartphone in China. The OPPO K1 is one hell of a top quality budget beast in terms of the design and style and even the specs don’t disappoint. The K1 is already out there for pre-order in China with the value starting at 1,599 Yuan (approx. $231).

OPPO K1 ships with the gradually trending water drop notch at the top of the present. This ensures the bezels around the panel are at their thinnest. We really should note that the K1’s front design and style is the similar with that of the OPPO R17 that was unveiled a couple of months back. The rear design and style is, but, alternative from the R17. The K1 still packs a dual rear sensor option but unlike the R17, its sensor is located at the top left corner arranged in a horizontal alignment. The premium mid-ranger doesn’t have a fingerprint digital camera at the back rather, it sports an on-screen fingerprint camera. This makes OPPO K1 one of the couple of price range phones with the emerging fingerprint recognition technology.

Talking about the specs, OPPO K1 packs a humongous 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The panel has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top and offers a high 91% screen-to-body ratio. The gadget is powered by a Qualcomm Sd 660 premium budget chipset. The SD660 chipset has got a worthy successor in the Sd 710 however it yet is a strong midrange chipset. The processor teams up with 4GB of RAM on the base model and 6GB of RAM on the higher version. Both versions come with 64GB of internal storage which can be extended.

For photography, the OPPO K1 packs a 25MP selfie shooter which sits at the water drop notch. At the rear, the dual scanner set up is a 16MP+2MP combination. The sensor comes with artificial intelligence (AI) which enhances the photographic experience. The camera samples shot using the K1’s rear cameras look Very impressive. Promoting the interface is the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 that brings handful of cool attributes to the model. The device gets its juice in a 3,500mAh battery with OPPO’s Super VOOC quick charging technology.

As for the prices, the OPPO K1 is out there for 1599 yuan ($231) for the 4GB+64GB version and 1,799 yuan ($259) for the 6GB+64GB. The device arrives in Van Gogh Blue and Mocha Red and will start shipping on October 19. Outside of China, you could pre-order the K1 on Giztop, Gizmochina’s online shop and have it delivered whenever shipping commences. Meanwhile, Look out the K1’s digital camera samples in below.





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