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Oppo to bring the in-display fingerprint to the affordable phone market in India

Chinese smartphone band Oppo which earlier dominated the Indian offline markets has teased a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner, which till now, is only available in high-end smartphones. Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has put up a new landing page that teases an upcoming smartphone from Oppo that will sport an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Although there isn’t much information about the smartphone’s specifications or any other details on Flipkart’s page, it does show an image of a fingerprint scanner and reads, “Latest tech. At an incredible price! From the house of Oppo! Get ready to experience a touch of genius that will make you the trend-setter!”

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Going by the teaser shared by the company on Flipkart, we can assume that Oppo is planning to launch an affordable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. And obviously, the device will be a Flipkart-exclusive.

Oppo R17 Pro, which is the flagship of the company, houses such tech but then, at a price of Rs 45,990, the handset is anything but affordable. However, the newly teased smartphone will give the tech at an ‘incredible price’, so that the masses will be able to buy a handset with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

To recall, in October 2018, Oppo launched its K1 smartphone in China which is said to be the most affordable smartphone of the company which houses the in-screen fingerprint scanner. It has 6.4-inch full HD+ display with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and runs the company’s customized ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset.

The phone comes in two variants 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. For imaging duties, there is a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture along with a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera is a massive 25MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is available in two color options – Van Gogh Blue and Mocha Red. Talking about the prices of the phone the 4GB variant costs RMB 1,599 (approx. Rs 16,300) while the 6GB variant will cost RMB 1,799 (approx. Rs 18,400).

It is likely that Oppo is planning to launch its K1 smartphone in India. However, we should point out that this is just a speculation right now and there is no official word on the same. We would update you as we get to know more about what the company plans to launch.

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Aman Singhhttps://www.gadgetbridge.com/
Aman Kumar Singh has a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a journalist, a photographer, a writer, a gamer, a movie addict and has a love for reading (everything). It’s his love of reading that has brought him knowledge in various fields including technology and gadgets. Talking about which, he loves to tweak and play with gadgets, new and old. And when he finds time, if he finds time, he can be seen playing video games or taking a new gadget for a test run.

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