Apr 23, 2020

OPPO A72 Debuts with 48MP-Headlining Rear Quad Cams and Snapdragon 665 SoC

The OPPO A72, along with the newly-minted A52, is slated to arrive in Germany soon.

Days after its listing on Google Play Console surfaced, the OPPO A72 is finally official. The phone serves as OPPO's fourth entry to be released from the "A" series, trailing behind the A92s, A52, and A12.

About the OPPO A72

Display and Design

The OPPO A72 features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. Like the A52, the phone also employs a cutout on its screen, which houses its front-facing camera.

Another similarity that the OPPO A72 shares with the A52 is its fingerprint reader, which is mounted on their sides. Additionally, a 3.5mm headphone jack is also featured.

The OPPO A72 is set to retail in two color variants – Blue and Green.

Power and Storage

Powering the OPPO A72 is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 665 chipset, the same SoC that fuels the A52. For its GPU needs, the phone banks on Adreno 610.

The OPPO A72 is then coupled with 4GB/8GB of RAM tiers with an expandable 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The phone also sports a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast wired charging.

Cameras

It is in the camera department where the OPPO A72 trumps the A52. The A72 employs a larger 48MP primary wide camera, while the A52 only features 12MP as its primary camera. The same can be said with the A72's selfie snapper, which sports a more sizeable 16MP front-facing camera. The A52, in contrast, only comes with an 8MP.

Meanwhile, the rest of the rear camera configurations of the OPPO A72 are the same as the A52. These comprise of an 8MP ultrawide cam, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

The OPPO A72 also features an LED flash, HDR, panorama, and a capability to shoot videos of 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps. The cameras also support gyro-EIS.

OS and Other features

Like the OPPO A52, the A72 also works on OPPO's ColorOS 7.1, based on the latest Android 10.0. Other key features of the phone include Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C.

Key Specs

Pricing and Availability

In terms of pricing, OPPO is still mum on announcing the A72's European price tag. According to recent reports, however, the OPPO A72 is set to become available in Germany soon, alongside the A52. The rest of the EU is also slated to be covered soon.

The OPPO A52 was previously announced with a starting price tag of CNY 1,600 (around PHP 11,400).

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