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The OPPO A72 5G may be the first phone to launch with a mysterious new MediaTek processor

The OPPO PDYM20 on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via MySmartPrice)
The OPPO PDYM20 on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via MySmartPrice)
China Telecom has reportedly listed an as-yet unreleased new OPPO phone on its website. It is apparently to be called the A72 5G, and has an SoC represented by an unfamiliar MediaTek model number. According to some other leaks, however, it may also be a Reno 10X Zoom successor.

OPPO may be about to launch a new phone with a new MediaTek processor - the "MT6853V" - in China soon. This is in accordance with a new leak from China Telecom, which refers to the new device (the PDYM20) as the A72 5G. Its name and listed specs, therefore, suggest it is a new member of this OEM's 'affordable' series that will join the A92s in having state-of-the-art connectivity.

This PDYM20 has also reportedly been spotted on the TENAA and 3C websites. These leaks also purport to offer more insight into the new SoC: it may have eight cores, at least some of which are clocked at 2.0GHz. Given these specs, as well as its apparently dual-mode 5G nature, it may be another lower-tier addition to the Dimensity series. However, nothing is certain on that front yet.

The "A72's" certifications also indicate that it will have a 6.5-inch display, a 3945mAh battery and run Android 10. This is also apparently true of the PDYT20, another upcoming device that is clearly closely related to the PDYM20 in some way. 

Yet another new leak suggests that both of these new phones may comprise the Reno 10X Mark 2 series in some markets. This rumored line-up may be intended as a successor to the 10X Zoom that launched last year.

However, the PDYT20 is thought to offer a more premium Snapdragon 865-powered experience, along with a periscope lens capable of up to 5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.

The supposed flagship Reno 10X Mark 2 is also now believed to pack a "unique" form of OIS and a curved display that may have a refresh rate of up to 90 hertz (Hz). However, there are no concrete indications from OPPO that it is to release any such new phones at present.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-15 (Update: 2020-07-15)