Oppo Starts Retailing K3 Smartphone in India

  • Oppo is retailing it exclusively through Amazon’s e-commerce portal
  • The company had said that it is looking to expand its presence in the online channel

Oppo has started retailing its latest smartphone K3 at a starting price of Rs 16,990 in India. The company is organizing an open sale of K3 smartphone today on Amazon. Launched in two different variants – 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB, Oppo K3 features BBK’s signature pop-up front camera setup and Snapdragon 710 Processor.

The company has also announced promotional offers for sales of K3 smartphones. These offers include Amazon Pay balance of Rs 1,000, instant discount up to Rs 1,000 for Axis Bank Debit/ Credit Card users. Along with this, there are additional benefits worth Rs 7,050 from Jio, discounts on Oyo worth Rs 12,000 and gift vouchers worth Rs 5,000 from Lenskart. The phone will also come with a no cost EMI for three and six month options.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset

The Oppo K3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset and a 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM; 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM memory storage and features Game Boost 2.0 game optimization, which incorporates both Frame Boost and Touch Boost technologies. It boasts of a five stage cooling system equipped with thermal gel, copper foil, graphite sheet and high thermal conductivity aluminium alloy work together to effectively manage the phone’s temperature by dispersing the heat evenly to the lower temperatures while intense gaming.

Oppo’s official statement read, “Keeping extended usage in mind, the OPPO K3 is equipped with a 3765 mAh battery with USB Type-C interface powered by VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 along with a new charging algorithm which offers a 25 per cent reduction in charging time, and also allows a much longer battery life for your daily tasks, as well as gaming or photography sessions.”

The Oppo K3 comes equipped with a 6.5-inch Super Amoled panoramic screen and a 2340 x 1080 resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.1 per cent and aspect ratio as 19.5:9. It features in-display fingerprint sensor with an AI fingerprint image recognition algorithm. It also comes equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Pop-up front camera

This latest smartphone from Oppo encompasses a 16 MP rising front camera powered by Sony IMX 471 with 5P lens aperture f/2.0 and a wide-angle lens. The rising camera, as per Oppo, is placed strategically in the middle and is equipped with AI beautification which identifies skin tone, age, gender, and skin color to provide a make-up free look further allowing consumers to click more natural looking selfies both during the day and at night.

Rear camera setup consists of a 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera powered by Sony IMX 519. It supports Ultra Night Mode 2.0, Dazzle Color Mode 2.0 and Oppo Portrait Mode 2.0. Oppo’s official statement read, “The Ultra Night Mode 2.0 that provides hand-held support for stabilization, superior low-light performance, and a wider dynamic range to offer users detail in night shots beyond the naked eye. It utilizes Face Protection while capturing portraits at night and automatically distinguishes between a subject and its background to create a more authentic, natural skin colour effect.”

It continued, “The Dazzle Color Mode 2.0 emphasizes at darker colors, strengthen color layers, make the photos more colorful, vivid and textured. And the Portrait Mode 2.0 creates a scene filled with ambiance and sophistication so that users can take high-quality portrait and landscape shots.”