Chinese smartphone major OPPO is planning to launch two new budget smartphones in Europe very soon. According to popular German tech blog Winfuture, the two new handsets belong to OPPO’s A-Series and go by the names OPPO A52 and the OPPO A72. It is pertinent to note that the OPPO A52 was only recently announced in OPPO’s home market – China. The OPPO 72 is a new model number, and prima-facie seems to be an upgraded version of the OPPO A52 with minor spec upgrades. In fact, the only differences between the two seem to be the storage capacity and camera sensors. The website has also uploaded renders of both the handsets that show the design and build of the handset in detail.
Let us now take a closer look at the specifications of both the handsets.
The OPPO A52 and A72 being budget handsets, come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset. Both the phones come with an IPS LCD panel that measures 6.5-inches across with FHD+ resolution. The display also integrates a punch hole for the front-facing camera. Both the handsets feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that is integrated along with the power button. Connectivity features on the handsets are identical, with both of them featuring support for Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-FI, and USB Type-C wired connectivity. Both the phones also get a 3.5mm jack for audio connectivity. As expected of any smartphone released in 2020, the devices support LTE connectivity. Both the handsets feature 4GB of RAM, and at this time, there is no word if there are variants with higher RAM. Both handsets get a massive 5,000mAh battery and feature support for fast charging. At launch, both the handsets will run ColorOS 7 based on Android 10.
While most of the specifications are identical, there are some things OPPO has done to differentiate between the OPPO A52 and the OPPO A72. The A72 is the pricier of the two and gets 128GB of storage as opposed to just 64GB on the A52. Note that both the phones do get expandable storage using microSD cards. The other area where the devices differ is the camera setup. While both the phones get a quad-camera array at the rear, there are differences in the sensor used for the primary camera. The OPPO A52 gets a 12MP primary camera while the A82 integrates a 48MP sensor. The three other cameras at the rear, however, remain the same with both the phones getting an 8MP wide-angle camera, and twin 2MP sensors for macro shots and depth sensing. Moving on to the front, the A72 gets a 16MP camera here while the A52 gets by with an AMP sensor.