OPPO K1 price and design in launch teaser on Revu Philippines

OPPO K1 could launch with OPPO’s answer to Huawei’s GPU Turbo

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OPPO is set to unveil a new phone tomorrow, October 10, according to invitations sent out to Chinese tech media. The OPPO K1 with an in-screen fingerprint sensor will reportedly make its debut a day from today.

(Update, October 10: The OPPO K1 is official! Read our article: OPPO K1 is cheapest phone with in-screen fingerprint sensor.)

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But apparently, that isn’t the only thing keeping the company buzzing with excitement these days. OPPO will introduce its own hardware-acceleration feature at an event scheduled on October 11 in Shanghai, China. Yes, one day after the first K series phone is unveiled, which suggests the two events are actually related, and that the OPPO K1 might also be the company’s initial foray into gaming-focused devices.

OPPO Hyper Boost Tech launch on Revu Philippines

Our screenshot of OPPO’s post on Weibo promoting Hyper Boost Tech

OPPO’s proprietary feature will be called Hyper Boost Tech, one poster reveals. It also contains the phrase “towards an era of acceleration,” which further implies we should expect something pinned to CPU and GPU enhancement. Whether or not the feature will be rolled out to other OPPO phones in the future, similar to what Huawei did when it made GPU Turbo available to several current devices, we’ll find out this week.

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As for the OPPO K1, the phone is rumored to be the middle ground between the OPPO F9 and the OPPO R17. It sports the company’s contemporary waterdrop-screen design, as well as gradient coloring on the back. And one poster says it will be the first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint sensor to be priced between ¥1,000 (around P7,835 or $145) and ¥1,999 (P15,663 or $289).

OPPO K1 price and design in launch teaser on Revu Philippines

OPPO K1 could turn out to be the cheapest phone with an under-display fingerprint scanner (via Weibo)

The OPPO K1’s TENAA listing also reveals a mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 inside, to go along with 4GB or 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of expandable storage. There’s a dual-lens camera around the back with 16- and 2-megapixel sensors. The battery capacity is 3,500mAh.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.