Meet Oppo’s latest budget-minded 5G smartphone: the Oppo A72 5G — which was featured several times in recent leaks. Sequel to the standard A72, the A72 5G has a revised design and upgraded build and internals to boot. Here’s a closer look.
The new handset produces an FHD+ resolution, a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5%, and a 90Hz refresh rate (a bump from the standard 60Hz its predecessor delivers).
Around the back, it’s an entire redesign: a square-shaped camera island with three lenses and an LED flash laid out in a matrix fashion and duotone colorways.
The A72 shell has soft chamfering and roundings, available in Neon, Oxygen Violet, and Simple Black editions. The main rear camera has been watered down to 16MP from 48MP, combined with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a pair of 2MP depth-sensing and macro lenses.
The fingerprint reader rests on the side of the frame, on top of the power button. 5G support means a higher than usual Oppo mobile price tag.
Expect the battery performance to take a hit, since its capacity has been reduced to 4,040 mAh. While it’s not equipped with the same robust 5,000 mAh cell, the A72 5G by Oppo still fuels a more demanding 90Hz screen and a 5G modem.
But it charges over 18W fast charge nevertheless. MediaTek’s latest Dimensity 720 chipset makes its debut with the A72 5G, combined with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage.
The hardware is preloaded with ColorOS 7.2 (built on the Android 10), supports 3.5mm headphone jacks and Dirac 2.0 sound. Oppo A72 5G starts from CNY1,899 or about 45,000 PKR without taxes goes on sale in China on July 31.
Originally published at What mobile