The Oppo K1 has already been launched in China with a starting of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM. Expect the Oppo K1 to fall somewhere between Rs 15,000 to Rs 16,000.

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HIGHLIGHTS
1.In just a few hours from now, Oppo will announce a new series in India with a new smartphone
2.The Oppo K1 is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched in China already.
3.Oppo K1 is set to be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

In just a few hours from now, Oppo will announce a new series in India with a new smartphone. The Oppo K1, which is part of the new K-series, will be launching in India at an event in New Delhi starting 12pm. The Oppo K1 is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched in China already. It is notably the company’s most affordable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. In fact, if priced right, the Oppo K1 is set to be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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In a bid to strengthen Oppo’s multi-channel strategy, the Oppo K-series will be the company’s first online-only series, which means the Oppo K1 will go on sale only via e-commerce channels. The Oppo K1 will be available on Flipkart and via Oppo’s online store, and we will know the pricing and availability details in just a little while from now. You can catch the livestream of the launch via Flipkart’s dedicated page for the Oppo K1.

The Oppo K1 has already been launched in China with a starting of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM. The 6GB RAM variant costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). Assuming Oppo launches the phone at these prices in India, you can expect the Oppo K1 to fall somewhere between Rs 15,000 to Rs 16,000.

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Apart from an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Oppo K1 also touts a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) waterdrop AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset is paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. We will know in a little while whether Oppo plans on launching both memory variants for the Indian market. Both the RAM versions come with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

The Oppo K1 packs a 3,600mAh battery and sports 16MP + 2MP dual camera system on the back. The droplet notch on the front houses a 25MP selfie camera for crisp and detailed selfies. Given the specs and expected pricing, the Oppo K1 will look to take on the likes of the Realme 2 Pro and Mi A2 in the country.