>Oppo K1 launched in China with a waterdrop notch and a 6.4-inch AMOLED display

Oppo K1 launched in China with a waterdrop notch and a 6.4-inch AMOLED display

The Oppo K1 looks identical to the Realme 2 Pro and also features the same Snapdragon 660 chipset.

Oppo just launched a new smartphone in China which looks almost identical to the recently launched Realme 2 Pro.

Called the Oppo K1, the phone features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The phone features the same waterdrop notch that we saw on the Oppo F9 Pro and the Realme 2 Pro and a reflective back. The phone certainly looks appealing because of the gradient colors on the back, but there’s nothing we haven’t seen before, which includes the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The K1 has been priced at CNY 1,599 which is roughly Rs 17,100 in India for the base variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage.

The 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant comes with a slightly higher asking price of CNY 1,799 which is approximately Rs 19,300. Storage is expandable on both phones.

As per Oppo’s website, the smartphone will ship in two colors — Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue.

Inside, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz and an Adreno 512 GPU. The phone runs on Oppo’s Color OS 5.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1. In terms of cameras, we have a dual camera set up at the back with a 16 MP f/1.7 primary camera sensor and a 2 MP secondary sensor. On the front, there is a 25 MP selfie camera.

The phone is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and will be going on sale in China starting from 19 October. There is no news on whether the phone will be brought to India yet.

OPPO K1 comes with the gradually trending water drop notch at the top of the display. This ensures the bezels around the display are at their thinnest. We must note that the K1’s front design is the same with that of the OPPO R17 that was launched a couple of months back. The rear design is, however, different from the R17. The K1 still packs a dual rear camera setup but unlike the R17, its camera is located at the top left corner arranged in a horizontal alignment. The premium mid-range gadget doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor at the back instead, it packs an on-screen fingerprint sensor. This makes OPPO K1 one of the few mid-range phones with the emerging fingerprint recognition technology.

Talking about the specs, OPPO K1 packs a humongous 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top and offers a high 91% screen-to-body ratio. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 premium mid-range chipset. The SD660 chipset has got a worthy successor in the Snapdragon 710 but it still is a powerful midrange chipset. The processor teams up with 4GB of RAM on the base model and 6GB of RAM on the higher variant. Both variants come with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded.

For photography, the OPPO K1 packs a 25MP selfie shooter which sits at the water drop notch. At the rear, the dual camera set up is a 16MP+2MP combo. The camera comes with artificial intelligence (AI) which enhances the photographic experience. The camera samples shot using the K1’s rear cameras look pretty impressive. Providing the interface is the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 that brings several cool features to the model. The device gets its juice from a 3,500mAh battery with OPPO’s Super VOOC fast charging technology.

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