Oppo launched the K-series smartphones in India in 2019 with the release of the Oppo K1. The device features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor & sports a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. It can be found with up to 6GB of RAM and houses an in-display fingerprint sensor. Oppo K1 launched with ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo & picked ColorOS 6 update in January, 2020. Oppo recently launched a new phone in this series called K3. Next in the lineup is K5, which is expected to launch soon.
Now powering all of Oppo’s devices is ColorOS based on Android. And while it does offer a lot of customisations and features, not everyone is a fan of its visual and aesthetic choices. Some have complained that it borrows far too heavily from iOS. ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 was supposed to address these changes and bring more of a visual refinement. But while it did succeed in some areas, it still had its issues. The latest version of ColorOS is ColorOS 7 based on Android 10. Oppo even held a separate ColorOS 7 launch in India to prove its commitment to the region. The focus was on convenience, efficiency, and simplicity.
While the K3 has received ColorOS 7 on May 15, K1 is still on ColorOS 6. But looks like there is good news in store for K1 users. Oppo opened the beta recruitment for ColorOS 7 for K1 devices on July 21. And now according to a leaked image from Weibo, K1 users will not have to wait for much longer. As we can see in the image (the text has been translated from Chinese), the update is set to launch between August 1-17. This news is sure to be exciting for K1 users who had been eagerly waiting to try out all its new features.