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Welcoming the Oppo A72: New Handset Details Released 

  • It appears that the latest A52 is not the only new handset that the company is releasing now.
The new Oppo A72
Even with the pandemic causing us all to be locked down, mobile phone providers are managing to make great progress with the new handsets and are releasing them just as often as they can. In the last few days they have unveiled yet another handset, this time the Oppo A72, so let’s take a closer look.

What Do We Know?

At this stage the information is still fairly vague, we do not have a firm release date yet. However, as you know it is normally within a few weeks or maybe months of being announced that handsets come to market. There are going to be some striking similarities between the two handsets, but the A72 is a higher spec to phone overall offering more features and functionality.

The Similarities

There’s going to be no difference between the two phones size wise, both are boasting a 6.5-inch screen which is still one of the most popular sizes. They have a 1080p+ resolution and are probably going to be LCD screens. Given that they tend to be a lot lower in price than some of the higher-end flagship offerings this means they are going to be popular with the student age group, especially for streaming movies and playing online games. 

So, in terms of processing power again there is no difference both are utilising Snapdragon 665 chipsets and have 4GB of RAM. This should mean they are fast even when handling multiple processes. Interestingly both of the handsets offer a quad camera arrangement on the rear, but the actual technical specs of the cameras differ greatly, and we will look at that in more detail later. 

There is a fingerprint reader on the sides, and both retain the much cherished 3.5 mm standard headphone jack for your favourite wired cans. Both handsets are powered by a 5000mAh battery which is pretty impressive, and it also supports 18W fast charging. There is expandable storage on both of the handsets via the micro SD card slot, although the 128GB built into the A72 is double that of the A52. The handsets will come running Color OS 7.1 based on Android 10.

The A72 Camera Array 

We know that all mobile phone manufacturers are keen to rival High Street cameras with the provision of photographic technology. There is nothing particularly sensational about the Oppo A52 cameras but again for the price, you wouldn’t expect much more. On the other hand, the A72 makes people stop and take notice. The main camera is a 48-megapixel sensor, and the selfie camera is 16 megapixels. 

This is a significant upgrade from their other offering, although the remaining three lenses remain the same: an eight-megapixel ultrawide camera, two-megapixel macro camera and a two megapixel depth sensor. This is some significant technology and means users are going to be able to capture some really professional looking snaps.