The OPPO K series stands as a formidable contender in the lower mid-range smartphone segment, with a presence not only in China but also in select global markets. Interestingly, the models offered in China differ from those available internationally, with the Chinese variants boasting enhanced features at a compelling price point.
The current flagship of the K series in China is the OPPO K11, which made its debut in late July 2023. As anticipation builds for its successor, recent leaks have unveiled key details about the upcoming OPPO K12, set to house a Qualcomm SM7500 chip, specifically the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC.
According to insights from Digital Chat Station, the Qualcomm SM7500 chip, while officially recognized, represents a downgrade from its predecessor, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2. Despite being a novel addition to the market, the chipset’s specifications indicate a shift in performance dynamics.
Regrettably, the leaked information does not provide comprehensive details about the OPPO K12. However, the tipster hinted in response to a comment that the price-to-performance ratio is expected to be commendable, though the display may not reach impressive heights.
In comparison, the OPPO K11, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G chip, boasts a 6.7-inch flat AMOLED display with a resolution of 2412 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) and a 120Hz refresh rate. Its camera system comprises a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide unit, and a 2MP macro snapper on the rear, accompanied by a 16MP selfie camera on the front.
Additional features of the OPPO K11 include dual stereo speakers, a MicroSD card slot, a robust 5,000mAh battery, and support for rapid 100W wired charging.
Notably, in global markets, the OPPO K11 assumes the identity of the OnePlus Nord CE 3. This raises speculation that the upcoming OPPO K12 could potentially be rebranded as the OnePlus Nord CE 4, continuing the trend of offering powerful mid-range options under different market names.