This is OPPO K3 Android Smartphone with 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 710, up to 8GB RAM, in-display fingerprint sensor and runs on Android Pie with Color OS 6.0 on top.
It was officially launched in China on Thursday, and it was announced as a mid-range phone with impressive specifications and features.
The price and less expensiveness of the OPPO K3 is actually mind-blowing, the company is offering a pop-up selfie, in-display fingerprint sensors, Full-screen display and others for just $230.
OPPO K3 Specs
*. Display: 6.5-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display
*. Colors: Nebula Purple or Secret Black (Green)
*. Dimensions: 161.2 × 76.0 x 9.4mm
*. Weight: 191g
*. Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs)
*. GPU: Adreno 616
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
*. SIM: Dual SIM
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0
– Back camera: 16MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP secondary camera
– Front display: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (in-display fingerprint sensor)
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 3765mAh battery capacity with VOOC 3.0 fast charging (5V/4A)
Design and Display
The OPPO K3 is the company’s latest mid-range Smartphone with 3D gradient back with S shaped curve design, which looks amazing and colorful!
It comes with a 6.5-inch (1080×2340 pixels) Full-HD+ Samsung’s AMOLED display along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and DC dimming feature.
It is actually a notch-less Smartphone, and it boasts of a reputable 91.1% screen-to-body ratio. It also comes with DC dimming.
OPPO removed the selfie cut-out or water-drop notch display at the front, by opting for the pop-up selfie, which reduces the bezels around screen. Henceforth, providing a Full screen display.
There have been many phones with in-display fingerprint sensor, and the OPPO K3 just happens to be one of them also. Sporting the UD fingerprint scanner.
It is a next-gen in-display fingerprint scanner that is 28.5% faster with 10% success rate in unlocking. This is actually amazing for a mid-ranger.
Aside from that, the OPPO K3 comes in Nebula Purple or Secret Black. But the company is expected to announce the Pearl White/Pink variant soon.
Camera and Connectivity
The OPPO K3 back panel design is interrupted by the dual camera setup, which consists of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary, as the depth sensor.
While the Oppo K3’s pop-up selfie camera module houses a single 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. And the sensor lifts in 0.74 seconds.
The company touted that the pop-up mechanism has been tested over 200,000 times, and claims to have a life of five years. We sincerely hope this is true.
Most of the camera features includes AI portrait mode, AI scene detection, and an Ultra Clear Night View 2.0 feature to brighten dark shots using a software algorithm.
OPPO K3 network and connectivity features includes Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), dual-SIM (Nano), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C and more.
Performance and Battery
OPPO K3 is powered by a mid-range 10nm Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, running at an Octa-core Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs.
It is also enhanced with Adreno 616 GPU, GameBoost 2.0 that brings Frame Boost and Touch Boost features and the LinkBoost 2.0 that uplift the network performance.
The mobile phone is available in 6GB / 8GB of RAM, including 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of inbuilt storage options that are backed by UFS 2.1 technology.
You can easily power the OPPO K3’s 3,765mAh battery with USB Type-C. And the battery capacity supports fast charging through Oppo’s VOOC 3.0 technology.
The mobile phone runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The mobile handset also comes with handful of necessary sensors.
Price of OPPO K3
If you are interested, you can go ahead and purchase the OPPO K3 6GB RAM + 64GB in China at CNY 1,599 / Rs. 16,100 / $230 / €210.
The OPPO K3 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage goes for CNY 1,899 / Rs. 19,100 / $275 / €250 and the top-end 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model costs CNY 2,299 / Rs. 23,200 / $332.
It will go on sale in China from June 1st and the top-end 8GB + 256GB version will be available mid-June. The company is also offering a discount of CNY100 ($15/€13) for the first 100 people that ordered the device.