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The Oppo K1 has a 6.4-inch full HD+ display that occupies 91% of the screen space, the aspect ratio being 19.5:9.

Oppo has now launched a new series of smartphones with the suffix K. The first of these devices, the Oppo K1 has been officially announced and pre-orders have opened in China. The phones will start being shipped later in October.

Oppo has tried to build this phone with some decent specifications for the price point it is being positioned at.

First, a look at the specifications of the new phone:

The Oppo K1 has a 6.4-inch full HD+ display that occupies 91% of the screen space, the aspect ratio being 19.5:9 and a healthy 1080x2340pixels screen resolution. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, that clocks a speed of 2.2GHz. There will be 2 variants of the Oppo K1 in terms of the RAM, 4GB and 6GB; the internal storage will be the same 64GB in both the variants and the microSD card can take the storage up by another 256GB, again common to both. The Android Orep, version 8.1 will be the OS with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.2 UI will be the skin over it.

In the camera section you get a dual camera set up in the rear with a 16MP+2MP sensor combination and the front selfie camera is a mighty 25MP one. The battery is also decently rated at 3600mAh.

The highlight of this new smartphone from the Oppo stable is the under-display fingerprint sensor. Other specifications include the complete communications suite.

The phone comes with a glossy back panel with a 3D effect and Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue are the 2 colours in which it is being released.

On pricing, the lower, 4GB/64GB Oppo K1 will be sold in China at CNY 1,599 and the 6GB/64GB variant at CNY 1,799. If these prices are held in the Indian market, as it is, then one can see them being sold at prices below the Rs 20,000 mark.

As mentioned, orders are already being booked for this new phone in China and the company expects to have them delivered by around October 19. There is no word yet on when this smartphone will come to India.