The best part of Chinese vendors in the smartphone market is they keep on launching the new devices every month or alternate months. Carrying the tradition ahead Oppo K1 launched for the Indian market. The Chinese smartphone maker announced the handset at an event in New Delhi which will be sold via e-commerce partner Flipkart. The new K1 will be one of the first smartphones to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor with a sub-Rs 20,000 price tag.
The Oppo K1 was announced in China back in October 2018 and features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also has the fingerprint scanner sitting underneath. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, clocked up to 1.95GHz and will be offered with either 4GB with 64GB of internal storage which will be expandable using a microSD card and No finally Oppo K1 launched in India.
Other features include Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3,600mAh battery and a microUSB port.
The Oppo K1 has been priced at Rs 16,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. It will be available in Astral Blue and Piano Black colour options. There is also a 6GB RAM variant which was announced in China, but that has not been announced in India as of yet. However, there is a possibility that it will launch at a later date. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart starting 12pm on February 12 and will be offered with a launch offer where Citibank credit and debit card owners get 10 percent instant discount, along with no-cost EMIs, Flipkart’s buyback guarantee (90 percent value at Rs 1), and Complete Mobile Protection.
Our take on the device, you can consider the device is your budget is around INR 17000 as the devices comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor which will drive good performance. In-display fingerprint in this price segment is a value add by the