OPPO has announced its latest ColorOS release, based on Android 10. This follows a pre-release trial in October available in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The Reno series will be the first to receive the upgrade including devices such as the Reno 10x Zoom, Reno Barcelona Edition, Reno Ace, and Reno Ace Gundam Edition.
Phase 2, expected in December, will see the update reaching the likes of the OPPO Reno2.
Here’s the list of OPPO devices that are scheduled to receive the ColorOS 7 update:
Phase 1 (26 Nov 2019)
- Oppo Reno
- Reno 10x zoom
Phase 2 (Dec 2019)
- Oppo Reno 2
- Oppo F11
- Oppo F11 Pro
Phase 3 (Q1 2020)
- Oppo Reno 2 Z
- Oppo Reno 2 F
- Reno Z
- Oppo Find X (all versions)
- Oppo R17
- Oppo R17 Pro
- Oppo RX17 Pro
- Oppo A9
Phase 4 (Q2 2020)
- Oppo R15
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Oppo K3
- Oppo F7
- Oppo F9 (F9 Pro)
- Oppo A9 (2020)
- Oppo A5 (2020)
Sub-brand Realme will also be receiving ColorOS 7, albeit a slightly modified version. The Realme X series is expected to receive the update in February next year, followed by Realme Q (March 2020), while the Realme X2 and X2 Pro are scheduled for April 2020.
ColorOS 7 will sport a completely new visual design, headlined by the all-new Dark Mode. This aims to be both easy on users’ eyes as well be more power efficient. The UI comes with an automatic brightness control system that adapts to different lighting conditions.
Icons in ColorOS 7 are customisable and will allow users to change the shape and size of the icons on their home screen.
That aside, OPPO has partnered with Episound, a renowned Danish sound company, to completely redesign the sound effects included in the software.
Another key update is Full Screen Gestures, something you’ll probably be familiar to you if you use MIUI, iOS or Samsung Galaxy device. ColorOS provides three main gestures for smooth navigation. Swipe from left of the screen to go back to the previous page. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go back to the home screen. Swipe up from the bottom and pause, to view all open apps.
OPPO was actually one of the first smartphone brands to launch a full-screen smartphone; at the same time introducing full screen gestures, as early as the R15 series.
With ColorOS 7, OPPO claims there will be better RAM optimisation and reduction of app startup time by up to 40 percent, as well as system resource efficiency of 30 percent.
The OS will also see improvements in in-game frame rates and touch response.
The update will also introduce improvements to the camera app including Portrait Mode 2.0, an enhanced Night Mode and Super Steady Mode for Video.
Thanks to Android 10, OPPO devices with the latest ColorOS 7 will be more secure as well as offer even better privacy control.
Android 10 Digital Wellbeing also allows you to manage your smartphone usage for a better balanced lifestyle.
For information on official OPPO software updates, visit https://oppo-my.custhelp.com/app/soft_update