Last March, OPPO has unveiled its budget smartphone OPPO A1 in China. The A1 (2018) phone featured a 5.7-inch screen and was powered by MediaTek’s Helio P23 chipset. Well, it appears the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is expected to be unveiling its trimmed down version this year as the certification reveals so.
As reported by Nashville Chatter, OPPO phone bearing CPH1923 has been certified as OPPO A1K in Thailand recently suggesting the launch is imminent. According to the report, the OPPO A1K has been certified by the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand. The same device with the same model number has also been certified in other authorities that include – TKDN Indonesia, EEC Europe, and SIRIM Malaysia, as stated in the report. In addition, the NBTC certification suggests the launch is imminent.
As for the specifications of the upcoming OPPO A1K is concerned, as stated earlier it happens to be a trimmed down version of the OPPO A1 smartphone that launched last year. While the A1 powered was powered by Helio P23 SoC, the new OPPO A1K is said to be coming with Helio P22 chipset, which is further followed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and more also might come with micro SD support as well. The phone is said to be featuring a 6-inch water drop notch display, and the A1K would be shipping with Android Pie-based Color OS 6.0 out-of-the-box. And, lastly, the A1K is said to be fueled by a decent 4000mAh battery as well.
This approach from OPPO resembles what we have seen on its earlier launched models like OPPO A5 and the OPPO A5s. While the OPPO A5 was launched last year, the OPPO A5s has been launched early this month. Both the phones featured similar specifications except for the processor; the A5 had an SD 435 SoC, Helio P35 SoC powered the A5s. Henceforth, the same applies to these OPPO’s A-series phones as well. Considering these certifications the launch of the OPPO A1K appears to be happening sometime soon. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.
(The featured image above is of OPPO A1 (2018))