OPPO’s selection of smartphones in Nepal has been a bit stale lately. Their F11 and F11 Pro should get something going again. But that targets a different segment of users, more accurately the upper mid-range buyers. The R17 Pro is going nowhere, but more importantly, their budget segment needed a fresh face to replace that ancient A3s. And this is exactly where the new Oppo A1K comes in.
Going by the specifications, we can firstly see a 6.1-inch IPS display, which comes with HD+ resolution. The display also comes with a tiny waterdrop style cutout on the top just like on the recently launched Oppo F11. Oppo A1k also flaunts Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top, which protects the device from minor cracks and scratches during the falls.
performance wise, the phone gets the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, which comes along with 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the phone enjoys 32GB of onboard memory. The storage can be expanded up to 256GB and Oppo has included a dedicated slot for the purpose.
The major highlight on the device has to be its humongous battery. The phone flaunts a sizable 4000mAh. And owing to its low-res HD display, the device promises a prolonged endurance.
Moving on to the camera, there is a single shooter both on the front and on the back. The rear camera comes with an 8MP sensor capped with an f/2.2 lens. A 5MP selfie shooter rests on the notch up top. Apart from capturing selfies, the front shooter also comes into action while unlocking the device via Face Unlock feature. And that’s the only biometric means of unlocking the device. The phone lacks a fingerprint scanner, which is quite a bummer.
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In terms of software, the phone gets Android Pie out of the box with ColorOS 6 on the top. Oppo A1k is priced at Rs. 17,590 and comes in Black and Red Color variants. And at its price, the phone will go head to head against the Galaxy M20 and the Redmi 7.
OPPO A1K Specifications:
- Display: 6.1″ HD+ (720x1560px) 19.5:9 aspect ratio panel; 87.4% screen to body ratio
- Protection: Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 SoC
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 32GB expandable via MicroSD
- OS: Android Pie 9 with Color OS 6.0 on top
- Rear Camera: 8MP f/2.2 w Dual LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP f/2.0
- Battery: 4000mAh
- Ports: MicroUSB, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity: FM Radio, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, GPS
- Colors: Black, Red
- Dimensions: 154.5 x73.8x 8.4mm
- Price: Rs. 17,590