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oppo k3 hands on 3

OPPO has taken the wraps off the much-touted OPPO K3 at a launch event held in China. The K3 is the successor to the OPPO K1 that was launched last year.  The device is no doubt a mid-range model, considering the Snapdragon 710 chipset onboard. However, the major highlight of the K3 is the pop-up selfie shooter which it packs, giving it a premium, notch-less display design. The handset has touched base in China with a starting price of 1,599 Yuan (~$230) for the base model.


OPPO K3 Specifications and Features

Phone makers have been working hard to deliver a bezel-less screen on smartphones. While complete elimination of bezels is still not achieved, there has been tremendous progress in the product design which trims down the bezels to the barest. One of such design styles is the use of pop-up camera as used on the K3. The OPPO K3 features a 6.5-inch FullH+ OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display comes with features such as DC dimming, Always-on Display and stroboscopic eye protection. With the lack of a notch, the screen ratio is put at 91%.

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Design-wise, the phone equally features a metallic fuselage wrapped around with glass.  The OLED display is embedded with a sixth-gen in-display fingerprint scanner. As stated earlier, it is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. With regards to capacity, its most astounding release offers an internal storage of 256 GB. There is a devoted microSD card space on the gadget for extending its storage. Under the hood, the K3 crams a 3,765mAh battery that features support for 20W quick charging through OPPO’s VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge innovation.

On the software end, the device runs on Android 9 Pie OS flavored ColorOS 6.0. There is GameBoost 2.0 for quickened GPU execution for a smoother gaming experience. FrameBoost is incorporated for allotting framework assets as indicated by the prerequisites of explicit game assets. LinkBoost 2.0 aides in bringing upgraded arrange execution on the cell phone. In conclusion, TouchBoost aids an improved reaction of the touchscreen.

The back panel of the OPPO K3 is outfitted with a dual camera setup that incorporates a 16-megapixel main sensor teaming up with a 2-megapixel depth of field sensor as well as LED flashlight. The photography highlights accessible on the OPPO K3 are double LED flash, AI Portrait Mode, AI scene recognition, Ultra Clear Night View 2.0, handheld night scene mode. The pop-up camera is a 16-megapixel camera that can pop-up from the top edge of the gadget and can shoot AI driven improved selfie shots.

OPPO K3 Price and Release Date

The various variations of the OPPO K3 are 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. They are individually valued at 1,599 Yuan (~$230), 1,899 Yuan (~$275) and 2,299 Yuan (~$332) respectively. The pre-offers of the telephone start today in China through OPPO’s online store and other authorized online retail outlets. The 6 GB RAM versions will go on sale on June 1, while the 8 GB RAM variation will go on sale later in June. It comes in Nebula Purple, Morning White and Farm Black colour variants.

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