Oppo K1 to go on sale in India today for the first time, costs Rs. 16,990 ($239)

by Jeet 0

Last week, Oppo launched its first budget K-series smartphone in the Indian market — Oppo K1. The phone, which was first announced in China in October last year, comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, something that’s rear in the budget segment.

In India, the Oppo K1 is priced at Rs. 16,990 which roughly converts to $239. It will be available for purchase exclusively through online marketplace Flipkart from 12:00 PM. The device will be offered in two colors — Astral Blue and Piano Black and comes, with a few attractive offers.

The smartphone features a metallic frame which is sandwiched between the front and rear glass. The Oppo K1 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and features a waterdrop notch that helps in delivering a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent.

Oppo K1 Ink Black

The phone’s display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and carries support for Dull HD+ screen resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. As said, the company has also integrated an in-display fingerprint sensor which can authenticate and unlock the device in just 0.41 seconds.

The device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. There’s 64GB of internal storage and you cannot upgrade the storage capacity as the device lacks a microSD card slot.

As for the photography, the handset is equipped with a 25-megapixel selfie camera which is housed in the small notch at the front side. On the back side, the phone features a dual camera setup, consisting of a primary sensor of 16-megapixel with an f/1.7 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

The front-facing camera has been optimized to capture beautified selfie shots whereas the rear-mounted dual cameras come with features like LED flash, HDR, PDAF, portrait mode, and professional mode. The front camera also supports the face unlock feature.

 

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In terms of software, the Oppo K1 is running Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2. Connectivity options on the device include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, micro-USB 2.0, USB OTG and 3.5mm headphone slot. The phone is powered by a 3,600mAh battery but lacks fast charging support.