Oppo A72 5G is the world’s first smartphone with the new MediaTek Dimensity 720

OPPO A72 5G Launched

Oppo first unveiled the A72 back in April and now the company has announced a 5G variant of the device. The Oppo A72 5G features MediaTek’s latest Dimensity 720 chipset. Learn more about the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Oppo A72 5G in Nepal.

Oppo A72 5G Overview

Design and Display

The Oppo A72 5G features the same 6.5-inch LCD panel as the non-5G variant. The device retains the FullHD+ resolution. Similarly, the circular cutout housing the front camera is placed at the exact same place in the Oppo A72 5G. For a change, Oppo has included support for the 90Hz refresh rate in the 5G variant.

OPPO A72 5G Design

At the back, Oppo has included a square camera module. The non-5G variant had a rectangular camera bump. A72 5G is available in three different color options – Black, Oxygen Purple, and Neon. The Neon variant differs from the other two as it features a strip running along the length of the device right through the middle of the camera module.

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Performance and Memory

The Oppo A72 featured a rather outdated Snapdragon 665 chipset. Since it didn’t support 5G, it was logical for Oppo to switch to a more recent chipset. And by recent, I mean the latest Dimensity 720 chipset from MediaTek. The chipset was announced a few days ago and was expected to debut next month. This SoC has 2x Cortex A76 cores and 6x Cortex A55 cores, all clocked at 2GHz. It has an integrated 5G modem that supports both SA and NSA sub-6GHz 5G networks. The A72 5G will be available in a single memory configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Camera

The A72 5G comes with fewer cameras than its predecessor. However, it is the 2MP macro module that has been excluded here. The primary camera has also been downgraded from 48MP to 16MP. This may be because of the chipset’s restriction has the chipset cannot support senor bigger than 20MP in dual-camera setup.

Oppo A72 5G color options

Its 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor has a FOV of 119-degree. The triple camera setup is completed with the 2MP macro sensor. The three cameras, along with an LED flash, are enclosed inside the square module. Similarly, the front camera inside the punch-hole is an 8MP sensor.

Battery and Others

The size of the battery has also been reduced from 5,000mAh to 4,040mAh battery. It is indeed a strange decision as 5G and 90Hz display will both require additional power. At least, the 18W charging support is still there. Other features include Dirac 2.0 audio and side-mounted physical fingerprint sensor.

Oppo A72 5G Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches LCD, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 720
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex A55)
  • OS: Android 10 with ColorOS 7.2 on top
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: Triple camera
    – 16MP primary lens
    – 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens (119-degree FOV)
    – 2MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,040mAh battery with 18W charging
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Color Options: Simple Black, Oxygen Purple, Neon

Oppo A72 5G Price in Nepal and Availability

Oppo A72 5G is available for pre-order in China where its price is 1,899 Yuan for 8/128GB memory configuration. The company will start delivering the smartphone starting from July 31. We expect the price of Oppo A72 5G in Nepal to be around Rs. 35,000.

Model Name Expected Price in Nepal  Availability
Oppo A72 5G (8/128GB) ~NPR 35,000 July 31 (China)
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