Oppo has silently announced the 5G version of the Oppo A72 smartphone. The Oppo A72 5G is now available on its official website and other retail sites in China. The smartphone features a 6.5-inch IPS display and three rear cameras.
This is the first device from the company to go official with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G. Some of the major highlights are the 90Hz display, a big-sized battery the carries support for fast charging, and also a 16 MP triple cameras set-up.
Oppo A72 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi)
- Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
- Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 8 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (Side-Mounted)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fast charging 18W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 4040 mAh Battery
Design and Display
On the body, the handset looks like the newly ZTE Axon 11 SE bringing in a smooth panel that is carefully wrapped with premium plastic. It has amazing colors with a special Red and Blue color Edition which is more attractive than the rest.
You will be greeted with square-shaped cameras on the panel alongside an LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the side. The phone has 7.9 mm in thickness and a weight of 175 grams.
The Oppo A72 5G packs a 6.5-inch punch-hole screen. It’s equipped with an IPS LCD panel that supports a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. Thankfully, it offers a high screen-to-body ratio of 90.5 percent.
There is an 8 MP camera present on the punch hole for selfies and video calling. Meanwhile, the main camera arrangements on the phone include 16-megapixel, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with 119-degree field-of-view, and also a 2-megapixel black & white lens.
The camera is paired with an LED flash, HDR, and panorama. It can also shoot up to 4k videos at 30 seconds per frame.
Hardware and Software
The 7nm Dimensity 720 5G chipset at the heart of Oppo A72 5G is blessed with a dual-mode 5G driven by 8 GB of LPPDR4x RAM. It has an octa-core processor clocking at a 2x Cortex-A76 and there is Mali-G57 MC3 for graphics.
The phone has a UFS 2.1 internal storage of 128 GB. Sadly there is no option for a micro SD card.
Battery and Network
The Oppo A72 5G has a 4,040mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging technology through the USB-C. It has Android 10 OS coupled with ColorOS 7.2 on top.
Other features on the device include 5G network, WiFi, GPS for navigation, and other regulars.
Oppo A72 5G Price and Availability
The Oppo A72 5G is priced at $270 and it comes in different colors edition such as Black, Purple, Blue/Red.
It’s now up for grab in China and may go global. The price in Nigeria is around 115,000 Naira, 1,800 Ghs in Ghana, and 35,000 Ksh in Kenya.
In comparison, the Oppo A72 5G comes with a 5G network and a downgraded battery as the standard version has 5000 mAh and also the camera set-up is 16 MP triple while the latter has 48 MP quad camera.
Overall, the Oppo A72 5G is the affordable version of the non 5G variant and the later will perform better in comparison.
Oppo A72 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Oppo A72 5G:
- Platform: Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm), Octa-core (2x Cortex-A76 & 6x Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC3
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Purple, Blue/Red
- Dimension: 7.9 mm thickness
- Weight: 175 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 16 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ulrawide) + 2 MP (depth), 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE (unspecified)
- 5G: Yes, SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4040 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Fast charging 18W