Nokia N72

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Nokia N72
Nokia N72 large.jpg
Compatible networksGPRS, EDGE
Availability by region2006 , 300 €
PredecessorNokia 6681
SuccessorNokia N77
RelatedNokia N70
Nokia N71
Nokia N80
Nokia N90
Nokia N91
Nokia N92
Form factorCandybar
Dimensions108.8 × 53 × 22 mm
Mass124 g (0.273 lb)
Operating systemSymbian OS v8.1a, S60 2nd Edition Feature Pack 3
CPUTI OMAP 1710, ARM9 32-bit RISC CPU @ 220 MHz
Memory20 MB
Removable storageDV RS-MMC / MMC-Mobile
BatteryLi-Ion BL-5C Battery, 3.7 V, 1020 mAh
Display176 × 208 pixels 256k , matrix screen
External displayNo
Rear camera2 Megapixels, 1600 × 1200
Front cameraNo
Data inputsKeypad

The Nokia N72 is a smartphone introduced by Nokia on April 25, 2006. It runs on Symbian OS 8.1a (S60 2nd Edition FP2). It is effectively a re-branded Nokia N70 with a reduced feature set. It was released in June 2006.[1]


Homescreen of the N72. The N72 was marketed as a sleek and stylish device.

For an Nseries device its features are quite limited, as it has only a 2 MP camera, and runs on Symbian 8.1a operating system.[2] The N72 is based upon the N70 and is actually a remake of the N70-5 but was redesigned and is targeted at the mass market just like its prior model the N70-5 by the removal of the 3G hardware, making it much cheaper.[3] However, it retains the same edition of the Symbian OS as the N70, as well as a similar set of features. The Nokia N72 is a feature-rich phone with a 2-megapixel camera, a built-in flash, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0, digital music player functionality and support for 3D Java games. It also supports Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0 – Pop-Port interface.[2] It is available in two colors namely glossy black and pearl pink.

External memory[edit]

The N72 uses Dual-Voltage Reduced Size MMC (RS-DV-MMC) cards which are also marketed as MMCmobile. These cards should not be mistaken as RS-MMC cards, which have only 7 contact pins but with the same size. The user memory for Nokia N72 is expandable up to 4 GB memory.[4]

Specification sheet[edit]

Feature Specification
Form factor Candybar ("Monoblock")
Operating System Symbian OS (8.1a), S60 Second Edition Feature Pack 3 (v2.8)
Processor TI OMAP 1710, ARM9 32-bit RISC CPU @ 220 MHz
Memory (RAM) 53 MB
GSM frequencies 900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Yes, class 10
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes, class 10, 236.8 kbit/s
Main screen TFT Matrix, 262,144 colour
Camera Features Flash
Device Smart Phone
Video Recording Frame Rate 15 frame/s
Video Recording Formats H.263, MPEG-4
Video Recording Resolution 352 × 288
Camera Image Formats JPEG
Graphic Formats BMP, Exif, GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, WBMP
Messaging MMS+SMIL, SMS
Supported Email Protocols IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Supported Document Formats Excel, PDF, Powerpoint, Word
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI Tones (poly 64), MP3, RealAudio 7, 8, 10, True tones, WAV



  1. ^ Nokia N72 Review Gist. Retrieved on 2013-12-08.
  2. ^ a b Nokia N72 - Full phone specifications. Retrieved on 2013-12-08.
  3. ^ Nokia N70 - NokiaN70. (2007-08-30). Retrieved on 2013-12-08.
  4. ^ Nokia N72 - Full Phone Specifications, Price. Retrieved on 2013-12-08.
  5. ^ Device Details - Nokia N72 Archived 2009-08-03 at the Wayback Machine. (2006-04-25). Retrieved on 2013-12-08.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Nokia N72 at Wikimedia Commons