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Jul 16, 2020

OPPO A72 5G Specs and Images Surface the Web

The OPPO A72 5G is an upcoming mid-range 5G smartphone with a 90Hz display and an unnamed chipset from MediaTek.

It seems that the OPPO A72 is likely getting a 5G variant very soon. A new smartphone with the model number OPPO PDYM20 has been listed on China's Telecom website. The listing categorically reveals the name of the phone as the OPPO A72 5G. Earlier the same model number was spotted on TENAA, and it was mistakenly identified as the OPPO Reno 10X Mark 2.

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The OPPO A72 5G listing on the Chinese Telecom database reveals the images of the phone, its key specifications, and the pricing. The OPPO A72 5G features triple-rear cameras whereas the non-5G OPPO A72 comes with a quad-rear setup.

Design-wise, the OPPO A72 5G in the images looks identical to the OPPO A72 with a punch-hole cutout at the top-left corner of the display.

The volume rocker and SIM tray are lined on the phone's left spine while the power button, which also doubles as the fingerprint scanner is placed on the right spine. The bottom has a USB Type-C port alongside a 3.5mm headphone jack, a single speaker, and a microphone.

The smartphone is said to be built around a 6.5-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The listing says the phone has an ultra-thin body design. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek processor (MT6853V) which remains unnamed. The processor is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone runs Android 10 with a likely ColorOS 7 skin on top.

The rear-mounted camera setup comprises a 16MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro or a depth sensor. The punch-hole cutout is home for an 8MP selfie shooter.

There is no mention of the battery capacity, but it will likely be about 4,000mAh. The TENAA listing had given away a 3,945mAh battery while as leakster, Digital Chat Station, suggests that the battery capacity will be rated at 4,040mAh with 18W fast charging support.

According to the Chinese Telecom website, the OPPO A72 5G is priced at CNY 1,699 (around PHP 12,000) for the 4GB/128GB model. The 6GB/128GB model and 8GB/128GB model are priced CNY 1,799 (around PHP 12,700) and CNY 1,999 (aaround PHP 14,150 ), respectively.

The OPPO A72 5G will be available in Oxygen Purple, Neon Purple, and Simple Black color options. It is expected to launch on July 31.