OPPO has officially launched the cheapest smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner, the OPPO K1.
Since OPPO already has tons of products in every category, where does the new K-series fit in? Well, it looks like it’s a step above the F-series, because it has a lot of similarities but with additional upgrades in other departments.
Instead of the same MediaTek chipset used in the OPPO F9, the company swapped it out for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. This time around, there’s an option between 4GB and 6GB of RAM as well as 64GB of onboard storage.
Because of the in-display fingerprint reader, OPPO was also forced to switch to AMOLED panel instead of IPS since they don’t work well together. The screen is a little bit bigger at 6.4-inch, but the Full HD+ resolution remains the same. OPPO’s waterdrop tiny notch and 25-megapixel front camera are still here, along with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.
OPPO K1 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.2
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~403ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- Adreno 512 GPU
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, VoLTE
- 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear cameras with LED flash
- 25-megapixel front camera
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi hotspot
- Bluetooth v5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 158.3 x 75.5 x 7.4 mm
- Weight: 156 g
- 3,500mAh non-removable battery
Like other recent OPPO handsets, the OPPO K1 comes in stylish new colors called as Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue.
As expected, the OPPO K1 will be initially available in the Chinese market for now. The 4GB+64GB base model’s price starts at CNY 1,599 (~Php12,500) while the 6GB+64GB variant costs CNY 1,799 (~Php14,100).