OPPO K1 budget smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 660 SoC launched

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“OPPO K1 price for the 4GB RAM, 64GB variant is Yuan 1,599, while the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant costs Yuan 1,799”

The OPPO K1 has been launched in China as the most affordable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, in line with expectations. Other than the in-display fingerprint sensor, the smartphone has a large display, 25MP selfie camera, the Snapdragon 660 SoC, and dual rear cameras. However, not all details about the new OPPO K1 have been revealed just yet. Nonetheless, the company is letting users place orders for the smartphone on its official online store, and will be available to purchase in two variants. With the K1 launch, OPPO has joined the ranks of VIVO, Xiaomi, and Huawei in releasing smartphones in-display fingerprint sensor.

Oppo K1 small

OPPO K1 specifications

The new OPPO K1 has a 6.4-inch display with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. It runs the ColorOS 5.2 custom software based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The rear camera of the smartphone consists of two sensors of unknown resolution, while the front camera has 25MP resolution, with AI integration in both the back and front. The company claims the rear camera can identify 16 independent scenes and 120 scene combinations and deliver real-time portrait effects depending on the ambience. Its selfie camera scans 296 facial points to deliver better photos, OPPO says. The new OPPO K1 comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants. It will be available in Van Gogh Blue and Mocha Red colour options, both in gradient finish.

Oppo K1 colours

OPPO K1 price

The OPPO K1 price has been set as CNY 1,599 for the base 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option, and CNY 1,799 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The smartphone is up for pre-orders in China at the moment and will officially go on sale on October 19 at 10am. There is no word on whether the smartphone will be released in the Indian market any time soon.

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