VKworld K1 has been introduced by the company as its first smartphone with triple rear cameras. Vkworld is ready to battle with Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the P20 Pro. The K1 is now the second smartphone in the world with triple rear camera set-up.
Apart from the three cameras at the rear, the device packs 4GB of RAM, 6GB storage with an octa-core processor. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and has a huge battery capacity as well which supports fast charging and wireless charging.
VKworld K1 Key Specs and Features
・5.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 4GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T
・64GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 256GB
・21MP + 5MP + 5MP rear camera and 21MP front camera
・4040mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
It’s Metal overall unibody is an absolute stunner, the body reflects light in the most subtle way, thanks to the glass at the back. It has curved edges and sides, providing a firm grip when held. Looking at the back, we can see the triple camera set-up.
The cameras are vertical at the top middle, with the LED flash coming underneath. There’s no fingerprint scanner at the rear, so we flip over to the sides, it measures 9.5mm in thickness which is quite bulky. It’s available in Black and Blue colours and weighs 180g overall.
Turning over to the front, there’s no notch or the trending full view display. Vkworld kept it simple with the standard 16:9 aspect ratio screen. The selfie camera and speaker grille are present at the top, while the physical home button is at the bottom, it doubles as the fingerprint scanner as well.
The small 5.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen shouldn’t be underestimated one bit. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 424 pixels per inch density. Even though it stretches up to 69% screen-to-body ratio, at least the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is on top.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
The MediaTek MT6750T chip is present underneath, it was built on a 28nm process technology, so power efficiency might not be that great. The Octa-core processor on this chip clocks at a smooth speed of 1.5GHz. The ARM Mali-T860 MP2 graphics card takes care of graphics.
Internally, there’s 4GB of RAM for multitasking of all your heavy apps. Its memory speed isn’t up to 1GHz but it sure gets the job done. There’s 64GB storage space ready to accommodate all files and apps. You can easily upgrade up to 256GB using a memory card, the K1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The triple cameras consist of 21MP + 5MP + 5MP shooters which will work together to capture stunning photographs. The 21MP camera has f/2.0 aperture and boasts of 2.5X Optical Stabilization and Optical Zoom. While the other 5MP + 5MP telephoto shooters should help with the background. At the top bezel, there’s another 21MP selfie camera with support for Face ID.
The VKworld K1 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 4040mAh battery with fast and wireless charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
VKworld K1 is available on shopping stores, starting from $199 to $249, that’s about (N70,000 – N85,000).
FULL SPECIFICATION OF VKWORLD K1
・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Available. June, 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE : 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (Band 40)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Metal
・Dimensions: 74.0 x 146.0 x 9.5 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
・Pixel Density: 424ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 69%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.5GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6750T
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-T860 MP2
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB
・Back Camera: 21MP + 5MP + 5MP
・Front Camera: 21MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Front)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, pedometer, compass, gravity
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes