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.
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.
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.