Oppo K1 is Cheapest Phone with In-Display Fingerprint Sensor; But Is It Worth ?

A coupled of years back, Oppo and Vivo were known for the selfie-centric device. Both the companies never cared about the performance or any other aspects other than selfie camera. But lately, Vivo and Oppo both the companies bringing new features from their flagship to their mid-range series.

Last year Vivo launched Vivo V11 Pro with In-Display fingerprint sensor. At that time it was the cheapest Android phone to come with In-Display fingerprint sensor. But now Oppo launched Oppo K1 with In-Display fingerprint sensor at the price of Rs. 16,999.

Oppo K1 has a beautiful design and a sturdy build. It comes in the gradient colors and edge to edge display with a waterdrop notch a top makes it great looking device.

Oppo K1 has a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel which is definitely better than the LCD panel. The bezels around the screen are very minimal and because of that, it has a 91% screen to body ratio. The display is also protected with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection. However, there isn’t any gorilla glass protection at the rear side.

The device is powered by budget chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 which we have seen in Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Realme 2 Pro and Redmi Note 7. The chipset is underclocked at 1.95 GHz just like the Max Pro M2 and Realme 2 Pro. The device comes in 4GB RAM and 64GB RAM variant. Furthermore, the storage can be expanded up to 256GB via MicroSD card.

As we mentioned earlier, It has an In-Display fingerprint sensor which is based on Optical Sensor. Talking of Optics, It has 16MP f/1.75 Camera sensor coupled with 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor at the rear side. For the selfies and Video calling it features 25MP f/2.0 sensor inside the waterdrop notch.

Oppo K1 runs on Android 8.1 based on Color OS 5.2 which is a bit disappointing as Android Pie has been launched since the last six months. The device packs 3500mAh battery which can be charged via MicroUSB cable which doesn’t support the fast charging.

If you ask me, Oppo K1 is not the best value for money phone but those who want to use the flagship exclusive feature like In-Display fingerprint sensor and AMOLED display can but it. For hardcore mobile users, hook up around there are various smartphones launching in March.