Last month, Oppo announced the K1 smartphone that was the first entrant in its new K-series. The Oppo K1 featured an In-display fingerprint sensor, which made up for one of its highlights. Although it’s been more than a month since the phone has been on sale in China, the company has now launched another color variant for it. The phone is now available in Silver Green color option. The gradient design looks quite tremendous and in-sync with the latest trends that are being followed by major OEMs.
Oppo K1 Now Available in Silver Green Variant
The latest Silver Green gradient color variant will retail at the same price as the color variants of the Oppo K1. To recall, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the K1 was launched at CNY 1,599 (approx. INR 17,100) and CNY 1,799 (approx. INR 19,300). The other color options available for the phone are Mocha Red and Van Gogh Blue, both in gradient finish.
Gradient finish on the back is basically positioning of two colors in a linear order. The gradient finish enables brushstroke effect that changes colors from one end to another depending on the viewing angle. Many OEMs have recently pick up on this trend, right from Oppo to Vivo, we have seen smartphones coming in gradient color variants. We think that this design trend is here to stay as it gives a premium finish even to the non-flagship devices.
What Does The Oppo K1 Packs and Will It Launch in India?
Coming to the specifications of the Oppo K1, the phone packs a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. It is available in 4GB/6GB RAM variants. Concerning optics, the phone features a 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear and a 25MP selfie snapper on the front. A 3600mAh battery completes the package. The phone has 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. Connectivity options on the Oppo K1 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi i 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and Bluetooth 5.0.
For now, we have no information regarding Oppo K1’s launch in India. Oppo may launch the phone in India soon, and when it does, it will face competition from under 20K phones from Xiaomi, Honor, Realme, and Vivo in India.
In-display Fingerprint Sensors Are Trending
As we mentioned in the beginning, one of the highlights of the phone is its In-display fingerprint sensor. We can call it another smartphone trend after notch. Recently, OEMs like OnePlus have also embraced the In-display technology for its flagship OnePlus 6T. To recall, Vivo was among the first OEMs to launch a phone with In-display fingerprint sensor instead of a physical one on the back. Even upcoming phones are being teased with this new feature, which means that pretty soon we may witness the departure of the physical fingerprint sensor and a more significant uptake for the In-display sensors. For the phones that have full body display, In-display sensors do make a lot of sense as they do not compromise on screen real-estate and also allow the back panel to remain neat.
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