Following the announcement of the 4G version back in April, Oppo has unveiled its 5G model, called Oppo A72 5G. However, the new version comes with many differences compared to the 4G variants.

Oppo A72 5G in Simple Black

First off, while the 4G model has a Snapdragon 665 chipset under the hood, the A72 5G is powered by the freshly announced Dimensity 720 SoC. Both variants features 6.5-inch FullHD+ LCDs, but the A72 5G features a 90Hz panel as opposed to the non-5G variant’s 60Hz screen.

While the network connectivity and screen are upgraded, the camera department paid for a downgrade specs. The A72 5G has an 8MP shooter on the front with the back housing a camera setup that’s a combination of 16MP primary, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth modules.

There’s also a downgrade in the battery capacity. Unlike the A72 that comes with a 5,000 mAh battery, the A72 5G ships with a 4,040 mAh cell that draws power through a USB-C port at up to 18W. It would have been wiser to pack a larger battery since the smartphone supports 5G networks and features a 90Hz screen – both of which can be taxing on the battery.

Other highlights of the Oppo A72 5G include Android 10-based ColorOS 7.2, Dirac 2.0 sound enhancements, side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Checkout the full specs below.

Oppo A72 5G in Oxygen Violet

Oppo A72 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G 2.3 Gbps DL


  • Announced: 2020, July 24
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, July 31


  • Dimensions: 162.2 x 75.0 x 7.93 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Colors: Neon, Simple Black, Oxygen Violet
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Oppo A72 5G in colors


  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
  • Protection: Gorilla Glass 3
  • 90Hz refresh rate

 Operating System

  • Android 10.0; ColorOS 7.2


  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 720 MT6853
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • UFS 2.1


  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]/60/120fps; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: [email protected]


  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Dirac 2.0 sound


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz, 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, BDS
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

Model: PDYT20

Oppo A72 5G Specs

Oppo A72 5G Price and Availability

The A72 5G is available in three colors and comes in a single 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration with a starting price at CNY1,899 ($270/€230).

Oppo A72 5G Launched

The phone is already up for pre-orders in China through the company’s official site, with sales beginning on July 31.


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