While Oppo’s former subbrand and now sister company – Realme is taking the fight to Xiaomi in the budget and mid-range segment, Oppo does not want to be sitting ducks. Oppo K3 has today been launched to compete in the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment in India, offering users an all-screen experience, pop-up selfie camera, VOOC 3.0 charging, and more.
Oppo K3: Price and Availability
Oppo K3 has been priced starting at Rs 16,990 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage base variant in India. You will, however, have to shell out Rs 19,990 for the high-end 8GB+128GB variant.
Oppo K3 will be available in two color variants, namely Nebula Purple and Secret Black. This smartphone will go on sale starting from 23rd July exclusively on Amazon.
Oppo K3: Specs and Features
Well, you can clearly see that Oppo K3 has been priced exactly the same as Realme X in India. If you’ve been keeping an eye on the latest smartphone releases, you would know that Oppo K3 is basically a Realme X clone with a minor difference in specifications. It offers a similar 3D curved polycarbonate back panel design we’ve seen on the Realme X, just with different gradient patterns.
This smartphone features an almost bezel-less 6.5-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED fullscreen display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2340×1080 pixels resolution, and DC dimming in tow. You can see in the video above that it has been made possible thanks to a pop-up selfie camera module. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor available on the front as well.
The Oppo K3 is powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It doesn’t have a dedicated microSD card and packs your standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GLONASS, A-GPS, and more.
One major difference between the Oppo K3 and Realme X is on the camera front. The former is a downgrade over the latter, still, it’s priced the same for some reason. You’re getting a dual rear-camera setup, with a primary 16MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX519 sensor and a secondary 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. The pop-up module houses a 16MP (f/2.0) sensor with HDR and portrait mode support. You also get a nightscape mode in tow to help click pictures in low-light conditions.
This smartphone comes equipped with a decent 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 charging support. This means you can top up your battery pack quickly but via the USB Type-C port onboard, which is a huge disappointment in 2019. It goes up against a number of attractive offerings in the sub-Rs 20,000 price segment, especially Realme X, Samsung Galaxy A50, and the Redmi K20 – if you go a couple thousand bucks over. So, what are your thoughts on the Oppo K3? Let us know in the comments below.