Oppo has launched the affordable A72 that seeks to appeal to a younger audience that still want ‘premium specs and affordable entertainment’.
Powered by a Snapdragon 665 chipset, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, the 8.9mm thick phone is geared up to provide an excellent experience in the imaging, audio and gaming departments.
A 6.5-inch 1080p (1800×2400 pixels) display has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5% with 1.73mm bezels left and right, an a maximum brightness of 450 nits.
The screen is accompanied with stereo speakers, positioned top and bottom, including Dirac 2.0 sound effects.
On the rear of the phone is a 48-megapixel quad-camera setup, including an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, plus a 16-megapixel selfie camera up front. The phone even records video in 4K at 30 frames-per-second.
“The A Series has built worldwide momentum and popularity since its debut and we’ve no doubt the A72 will continue to build on this as a versatile and powerful product with a standout design and innovative tech features.
We’ve been paying close attention to market changes and believe the A72 will particularly suit a younger generation looking for a smartphone that can provide the ultimate entertainment experience, we’re excited to see how our community makes the most of the capabilities available with the A72.”Kevin Cho, Oppo UK Managing Director
There’s not much point having all of this functionality if you can’t enjoy it, so Oppo has packed in a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
The phone also includes NFC for mobile payments, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor/power button, and Hyper Boost software to improve your gaming experience with an intelligent frame rate.
Pricing and Availability
The Oppo A72 is available in Aurora Purple or Twilight Black, at a retail price of £219. It can be purchased from Carphone Warehouse, EE or Virgin Media.
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