OPPO A72 5G is official with MediaTek’s new Dimensity 720 7nm processor powering the phone up, with a 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, 8GB RAM, triple rear cameras, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and 4040mAh battery.
The A72 5G is OPPO’s new mid-range phone in the company’s A-series, and the upgraded version of the LTE model that was announced back in April. OPPO announced the A72 5G mobile phone in China.
When it comes to the differences and similarities between the 5G and 4G variants, it is well to say that OPPO seriously added a few changes. But the similarities are still undoubted.
OPPO A72 5G Specifications
*. Display: 6.5-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) FHD+ 90Hz LCD screen with hole-punch display
*. Colors: Black, Violet and Neon colors
*. Dimensions: 162.2 × 75.0 × 7.9mm
*. Weight: 175g
*. Back cameras: 16-megapixels rear camera with f/2.2, PDAF, LED flash, secondary 8-megapixels 119° ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2-megapixels mono camera with f/2.4 aperture
*. Front camera: 8-megapixels selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (side-mounted)
*. Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 720 7nm processor
*. GPU: Mali-G57 MC3
*. RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
*. Storage: 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
*. SIM: Dual SIM
*. OS: ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10
*. Connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 4040mAh battery capacity with 18W charging
The phone packs a plain tech sheet, where we have the 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz LCD screen display, with a screen resolution of 1080 pixels and available in three amusing color options, Black, Violet, and Neon colors.
OPPO A72 5G measures 7.9mm and weigh 175 in grams. The back panel comes with gradient design, triple cameras in a four corner shape, 3.5mm audio jack headphone, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
At the top left of the screen display, the A72 5G carries an 8-megapixels selfie shooter with an f/2.0 lens, which is quite different from the 16-megapixels on the A72 4G LTE version.
The back cameras are different from each other, A72 5G comes with the 16-megapixel primary camera, secondary 8-megapixel lens as the ultra-wide sensor, and 2-megapixel as the mono sensor.
On the other hand, the A72 LTE variant comes with a QUAD-rear camera, main 48MP lens, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. Both feature Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type-C as its connectivity.
Thanks to the Dimensity 720 chipset, the A72 5G comes with support for 5G SA/NSA, Mali-G57 MC3 for graphic processing, and available in a single 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
A72 5G supports Dual SIM, Dirac 2.0 sound enhancements, and runs on ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10 OS out of the box. OPPO plated a 4040mAh battery with 18W charging via USB Type-C, instead of the 5000mAh on the A72 LTE.
Certainly, the 90GHz refresh rate and 5G network will reduce the juice of the phone and would have require higher mAh to keep running for another few hours. But during the Dimensity 720 introduction, the company assured us that it is using its own MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology suite to reduce power consumption.The side-mounted fingerprint scanner can unlock the phone in 0.28 seconds.
Price and pre-order
The OPPO A72 5G is already available for pre-order in China for 1899 yuan ($270), which is for its only single 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. Beginning from July 31, it will start going on sale.