News about the arrival of a mid-range Oppo phone dubbed Oppo K1 first surfaced about a month ago, and since then, the device alleged to be the Oppo K1 has been popping up in the news. First, it took the Geekbench test, it secured TENAA’s approval, live pictures surfaced, and now, the Chinse firm has the device listed officially on its website for pre-order with pricing, 20 Yuan price cut as well as availability details.
The listing pretty much confirms reports that the device will go official today October 10th, while it will go on sale from October 19th. It appears the device would be exclusive to China at launch, but availability might expand to other countries including India at a later date.
The Oppo K1 is listed in two versions – one with 4GB RAM+ 64 GB storage and another with same storage, but with 6GB RAM. The later is priced at 1,799 Yuan / $260, while the former will go for 1,599 Yuan / $230. Both variants are available in Van Gogh Blue and Mocha Red color options.
As reported earlier, the Oppo K1 biggest highlight is unarguably its support for screen fingerprint recognition, and at about $230, it probably could be the cheapest smartphones with the on-screen fingerprint technology. Interestingly, the device features a 25-megapixel front cam as well as a 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear camera setup with some touch of AI.
It gets a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ notched display fitted with Gorilla glass protection, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor under its hood. Powered by a 3,500mAh battery, the Oppo K1 sadly boots Android Oreo out of the box, with no assurance of possible update to the latest Android flavour.