Chinese smartphones major OPPO has launched a new entry-level smartphone from its A-series lineup in Russia. This new handset called the OPPO A1k as per a report by 91 Mobiles is also making its way to India in the next few weeks. If and when the OPPO A1k makes it to India, it will find itself competing with the likes of the Zenfone Max M2, the Redmi 6 and the Galaxy A10 from Samsung.
Let us now take a quick look at the specifications of the OPPO A1k.
OPPO A1k Specifications, features
The OPPO A1k being an entry-level handset features a decently sized 6.1-inch HD+ display. While we do not know the screen technology being used, by the looks of it, this seems to be a TFT LCD panel. The panel has a resolution of 720 x1520 pixels with a waterdrop notch at the top Surprisingly, the handset also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability. The phone finds itself being powered by the Mediatek Helio P-22 processor which is also known by the MT6762R moniker. This chipset is based on a 12nm manufacturing process and houses an Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz. The graphics are handled by the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The phone comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. You also get the option to expand the memory further using microSD cards. The camera setup on the OPPO A1k includes a primary 8-megapixel camera at the rear with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The front facing camera uses a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens.
Oppo A1k: Software, battery, connectivity
As expected on an OPPO, the OPPO A1k runs ColorOS 6.0 which is based on Android 9 Pie. The handset gets a large 4,000 mAh battery without support for fast charging. The handset also does not offer a fingerprint scanner either. Connectivity-wise, the OPPO A1k fares pretty well with the device coming with a 3.5mm audio jack, support for dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and not to mention, Bluetooth 4.2. In Russia, the OPPO A1k is offered in black and red color options and cots 9,990 rubles. This translates to a price tag of around INR 10,000 in India. However, if according to the 91 Mobiles report, OPPO could launch the A1k for as low as INR 7,990 when it eventually makes it to India later this week. Note that the official launch date of the OPPO A1k in India is yet to be officially confirmed by the company