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Oppo Launches an Affordable Gaming Phone With 64 MP Camera

Alongside the release of Reno Ace, Oppo also unveiled the Oppo K5 at a launch event in China this week. Unlike Reno Ace, the K5 is a mid-range device that is the direct successor to the Oppo K3, which was launched earlier this year.

Some of its highlight features include a Super AMOLED display, Samsung’s Bright GW1 64MP sensor, UFS 2.1 storage, and the Snapdragon 730G SoC which delivers near flagship-grade performance.

Design and Display

The 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display has a high screen to body ratio thanks to the waterdrop notch. Oppo claims that the in-display fingerprint sensor should be 7.9 times faster in comparison with the Oppo K3.

The back houses a quad-camera arrangement in the top left corner, and the company’s brand name at the bottom right. The rest of the back is clean.

The Oppo K5 will be available in Cyber Metal (Blue), Fantasy Forest (Green) and Polar Sunshine (White) colors.

Internals and Storage

The 8nm Snapdragon 730G SoC powers the device with Adreno 618 graphics. There is 6 to 8GB of RAM and storage options go up to 256GB. All variants are powered by the snappy UFS 2.1 storage.

Even with enormous storage capacity, the phone lets you add in another 256GB of storage via a microSD card.

Cameras

The camera setup includes Samsung’s Bright GW1 64MP sensor alongside an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP dedicated macro lens, and another 2MP lens for bokeh shots. These cameras are capable of recording videos in 4K 30FPS as well as 60/120FPS and slow-motion video in 1080p.

The 32-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera is inside the waterdrop notch at the front is equipped with features like AI Beauty, HDR, portrait mode, and face recognition.

Battery and Pricing

The Oppo K5 is the first device to feature the company’s VOOC 4.0 fast charging technology. It can fully charge the 4000 mAh battery in just 73 minutes.

Here is the pricing for all of Oppo K5’s configurations:

  • 6 GB/128GB = $267
  • 8 GB/128 GB = $295
  • 8 GB/256 GB = $351

Oppo K5 Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • OS: Android 9 (upgradable to Android 10), Color OS 6
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.4″ Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution; 403 ppi,
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6/8GB
    • Internal: 128/256 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
      8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
      2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
      2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
    • Front: 32 MP, f/2.0
  • Colors: Cyber Metal (Blue), Fantasy Forest (Green), Polar Sunshine (White)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh, 30W fast charging
  • Price: $267 (6GB/128 GB), $295 (8GB/128GB), $351 (8GB/256GB)

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