Oppo India has recently launched a new mid-range smartphone in India dubbed Oppo K3. The smartphone is a successor to the Oppo K1 and it comes with features like a pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is available at a starting price of Rs. 16,990. Here are our first impressions of Oppo K3.
Oppo K3: Specifications
The Oppo K3 sports a 6.5-inch fullHD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop style notch. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor coupled with an Adreno 640 GPU. It comes with up to 8GB of 128GB of internal storage. It runs on Google's Android 9.0 Pie operating system with ColorOS 6 layered on top of it. All of this is backed by a 3,765mAh, which supports the company's Vooc Flash Charge 3.0 fast charging technology.
As for the optics, the Oppo K3 features a dual-camera setup at the back consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Upfront, it features a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera.
Oppo K3: First Impressions
As soon as I held the Oppo K3, it did not feel like I am holding some budget-oriented smartphone rather it felt like something premium. It comes with bezel-less display, which gives it a more 2019 look with no notch whatsoever. In order to fit a selfie camera, the company used a motorised pop-up mechanism for the 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Oppo K3 also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner which is significantly faster than devices like Oppo K1, OnePlus 6T and others. Even after having such modern features on the smartphone, the company did not eliminate the headphone jack like some other brands. Speaking of modern features, the Oppo K3 also gets a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
I also spent some time with Oppo's new ColorOS 6 user interface. The UI is quite different from what we have seen on previous Oppo phones like the Oppo K1 or the Oppo F9. The comapny has finally added an app drawer to its stock launcher, which makes a huge difference for some people. Apart from that, the company has changed quite a few other UI elements.
Flipping the phone around, the Oppo K3 features a flashy design. While the Jate Black colour variant looks quite subtle, the Aurora Blue is the one most people will prefer. The back also sports the dual-camera setup.
In a nutshell, the device looks to be quite impressive for the price. The smartphone competes directly against the likes of Realme X and even the Redmi K20. However, we will need to test out the device thoroughly to give our final verdict.