Oppo K3 with In-display Fingerprint Scanner and Pop-up Camera announced in China

by: - Last updated on: May 23rd, 2019

Oppo has just announced its newest mid-range smartphone in the K-series lineup, the Oppo K3, in China. The smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display (with no notch), an in-display fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 710 processor, and dual rear cameras. The Oppo K3 is a successor to the Oppo K1 launched last year, and the company had already teased an image and confirmed a few specifications of the smartphone a few days back.

Oppo K3

In terms of design, the Oppo K3 features a 3D gradient back with an S-shaped curve on the back and a 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, on the front. At its core, the smartphone is powered by a 10nm-based Octa-Core Snapdragon 710 processor with Adreno 616 GPU, paired with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. For connectivity, it comes with dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C. And has a 3765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The smartphone runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie and has an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication, which the company claims is 28.5% faster with a 10% success rate in unlocking.

On the camera front, the Oppo K3 sports a dual camera setup on the rear (16MP primary + 2MP secondary) with LED flash. And a 16MP pop-up front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. Oppo says that the front-camera mechanism has been tested for 200,000 times and it takes 0.74 seconds for the mechanism to pop-up.

Oppo K3 Specifications

  • 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display
  • 10nm-based Octa Core Snapdragon 710 processor with Adreno 616 GPU
  • 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • Dual rear camera (16MP primary + 2MP secondary) with LED flash, 16MP pop-up front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), and Bluetooth 5
  • 3765mAh with VOOC 3.0 fast charging
  • ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Oppo K3 Pricing and Availability

The Oppo K3 comes in three colour options: Nebula Purple, Green, and White, and three variants: 6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB, priced at 1599 yuan (~ INR 16,106 / USD 231), 1899 yuan (~ INR 19,128 / USD 274), and 2299 yuan (~ INR 23,157 / USD 332) respectively. It will go on sale in China starting June 1, with the top-end variant (8GB + 256GB) available later in mid-June.

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