Oppo announced the vanilla A72 in April 2020. Now, the company has announced its 5G model the Oppo A72 5G, but it will not support next-generation networks. The A72 5G is powered by the Dimensity 720 SoC while the 4G model has a Snapdragon 665 chipset under the hood. Point to be noted that both smartphones have 6.5″ FullHD+ LCDs. But, the A72 5G comes with a 90Hz panel as opposed to the non-5G variant’s 60Hz screen. While the network connectivity and screen are upgraded. The A72 features a total of 5 cameras, including a 16MP selfie camera on the front and a quad-camera setup at the back comprising 48MP main, 8MP Ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor units.
The A72 5G has an 8MP shooter on the front with the back housing a camera setup. It is a combination of 16MP primary, 8MP Ultra-wide, and 2MP depth modules. The A72 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery, but the A72 5G ships with a 4,000 mAh and both charge via a USB Type-C port. Other main features in the Oppo A72 5G include Android 10-based Color OS 7.2, Dirac 2.0 sound enhancements, side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The A72 5G is offered in 3 colors including Neon, Oxygen Violet, and Simple Black. It comes in a single 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration and priced at $270 (CNY 1,899).
The new device is up for pre-orders in China through the company’s official site and its sale will start on 31st July 2020. The OPPO A72 5G also boasts a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio. The 5G version of the OPPO A72 also employs a display cutout that houses a single, front-facing snapper. The major difference between the two editions can be found under the hood. The other connectivity options of the smartphone are Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, and many more. The phone also ships with Android 10-based Color OS 7.2, Dirac 2.0 sound enhancements, side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.