Oppo, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, recently announced that it would launch a new K series of smartphones in India. The company has now confirmed that the phone will be released on March 23 in India.
This device is expected to be a good value for money, succeeding the Oppo K9, which was released in China last year. The phones, according to Oppo, will be sold exclusively online through Flipkart, Oppo’s website, and select retail partners.
The phone will also have a 50 MP primary camera sensor, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an LCD display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type C charging port.
The phone has already been listed on Flipkart, revealing some key details about the upcoming device. The Oppo K10 will have virtual RAM and support for fast charging. In India, it will be available in two color options with a dual-tone design. Oppo refers to this as the “Glow design,” which comes in both a glossy and a matte finish. The phone has a triple camera setup, but the back panel design is similar to that of Realme and OnePlus‘ mid-range phones.
The phone is expected to run ColorOS 11 on top of Android 11 out of the box, with 11 different Indian languages supported. The phone is expected to be priced in the sub-Rs.20,000 range, competing with phones like the Redmi Note 11 Pro, Poco M4 Pro, and others.
While there have been reports that a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 series SoC with 5G connectivity is present, the Flipkart listing suggests a Snapdragon SoC.
Because the Flipkart hint is for the Indian variant, it’s possible that the company is working on other K10 phones with the new Dimensity 8100 SoC for the Chinese market.