Oppo K1: Cheapest smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner


Oppo launched it’s first mid-range smartphone called Oppo K1 in India. It is also the first smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor. Oppo K1 launch in India February 2019 to expected price under 20K. Oppo has now launched the first phone in its K-series in India. Other highlights of the Oppo K1 include its waterdrop-shaped display notch, its large 6.4-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, its dual rear camera setup, as well as its gradient design rear panel.



Oppo K1 specification

Oppo K1 comes with a 6.4 inch Full HD+ AMOLED display (1080×2340 pixels) with Gorilla Glass5, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi pixel density, 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a waterdrop notch. For the first time the oppo k1 with in display fingerprint sensor under 17K price.


The device is powered by Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at upto 1.95 GHz. The processor coupled with the Adreno 512 GPU. Finally oppo come out their highly price smartphone market. Oppo K1 runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.


Oppo K1 has a dual camera set up with a LED flash. The primary setup has a 16 MP sensor (f/1.7 aperture) and a 2 MP secondary camera (f/2.4 aperture) for depth-sensing camera. On the front, Oppo K1 offers a 25 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture for beautiful selfie. The front camera uses AI Beauty Algorithms, while the rear camera offers AI Portrait Mode with a depth-of-field effect.


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The Oppo K1 has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage option. ROM can be further expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot. It has a dual nano sim card option.

The smartphone has a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are no fast charging supports in this device.


There is a 3,600 mAh battery under the hood, but it is charged at regular 10W rates through a microUSB port. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and dual SIM. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

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Oppo K1 price in India

The Oppo K1 set it’s price of Rs. 16,990 for the 4/64gb variant. It will arrive at Flipkart on February 12 exactly at noon and will come with some incentives, including discounts from certain banks and buyback options. Launch offers include no-cost EMI options for 3 and 6 months, an additional 10% instant discount when purchasing through Citi Bank credit and debit cards. Oppo and Flipkart are also guaranteeing a 90% buyback value at an additional nominal cost of ₹1.


Oppo K1 first impressions

The Oppo K1 is a premium looking device with glass on both the sides held together with a plastic frame. The back has a gradient texture, which has sort of turned into the theme for budget smartphones that have been launching recently. The device is very thin, compact and extremely lightweight, thus making it very easy to handle.

The camera module is able to click decent images in both good lighting and low lighting conditions. During the time I had with the device, I was impressed with how colour accurate and detailed the shots turned out to be.

The most irritating things about the UI apart from there being no menu outlay.

Oppo K1 seems like a very good smartphone at the price point it has been launched at Rs 16,990.


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