OPPO K1 debuts as the most affordable handset with on-screen fingerprint reader

OPPO has finally unravelled it’s first new K series device today in China with the OPPO K1. The handset is the most affordable smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint reader right now on the market with a beginning price of just CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 17,100) for the 4GB + 64GB base variant. Pre-orders are already live in China and sales will start later in the coming few days. 

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In terms of design, the OPPO K1 is much like the OPPO F9 as it features a waterdrop cutout on the front screen. The rear has a shiny gloss finish and the edges are much smoother than you would find on the OPPO F9, a nice addition.
Diving into specifications, the front shows off the 6.4-inch OLED display with 1080 x 2340p resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. While OPPO has used an on-screen biometric sensor, it’s exact version is not known. The OPPO K1 comes adequately powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked up to 2.2GHz and it has a 6GB variant as well apart from the one mentioned above.

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For the camera department, OPPO has fitted the back with a 16MP primary rear camera and a 2MP secondary sensor while a 25MP lens resides inside the front notch. The OPPO K1 runs Android Oreo with Color OS 5.2 sipping power from a 3,600mAh battery which is devoid of VOOC charge.

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There’s support for Micro SD up to 256GB, 4G VoLTE, and other standard stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The OPPO K1 6GB RAM/ 64GB variant costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,300) and buyers will get two colour options – Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue.

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