Oppo K1 is an F9 with an In-display Fingerprint Reader and USB-C

Oppo K1, the Chinese giant’s new midrange phone with a neat in-display fingerprint sensor, is now live after getting teased on social media ahead of launch.

It looks just like other recent Oppo midrange devices, such as the Oppo F9, with a familiar shiny gradient back, a waterdrop notch, and trimmed bezels.

It’s somewhere in the high-midrange bracket and is among the cheapest phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Design & Display

Oppo K1 Display and Design

Oppo used a Super AMOLED panel in the K1. Measuring 6.4-inches, the display unit has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (FHD+), at 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top for protection, as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The fingerprint sensor uses light screen reading for faster unlocking speeds.

Hardware & Storage

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset, that pairs with an Adreno 512 GPU. RAM size has been kept at an adequate 4 GB, while you can also go for a 6 GB version by paying a little extra.

Internal storage will stay 64 GB, there are no other options available and no memory card slot either.

Camera & Software

On the rear, the phone packs a dual camera set up, consisting of a 16 MP main shooter and a 2 MP depth sensor. This pairs with AI features for background blur and other portrait mode effects. There’s 4K recording at 30 FPS, as well as a dual-tone LED flash.

Front camera can shoot 25 MP selfies, with Oppo’s well-known beautification and lighting features such as AI Beauty.

Software is going to be Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, running Oppo’s proprietary Color OS 5.2

Battery, Price, & Availability

Moving on to the battery, Oppo K1 has a 3500 mAh pack, chargeable via USB Type-C. A 3.5mm headphone jack is also present. Color options are Red Mocha and Brahma Blue Star.

Pricing is quite decent starting at CNY 1599 (~Rs. 30,000) for the 4/64 GB model and CNY 1799 (~Rs. 33,000) for 6/64 GB. The phone will start shipping in China from October 19.

Oppo K1 Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • 6.4” 19.5:9 Super AMOLED with FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 4/6 GB
    • Internal: 64GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual: 16 MP + 2 MP depth sensor
    • Secondary: 25 MP
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, FM Radio
  • Fingerprint sensor (In-Display)
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Price: ~Rs. 30,000 (4/64), ~Rs. 33,000 (6/64)