realme UI based on Android 10 to roll out in India from January 2020 [Update: realme 5i to get it in May 2020]

Update: realme India CEO Madhav Sheth during monthly AskMadhav episode confirmed that the realme 5i will get realme UI Android 10 update in May 2020, along with realme 5 and 5s.

Update: realme India CEO Madhav Seth at the realme X2 launch event has confirmed that ColorOS 7 Android 10 update for realme X2 will roll out in March 2020, before China version gets it in Q2 2020.

Earlier: realme already confirmed that Android 10 roll out for realme phones starting from Q1 2020. Today the company has confirmed that realme’s own customised UI based on ColorOS 7 and Android 10 for realme devices will roll out from January. 2020 on wards.

The new UI from realme will feature interesting customizations adding on to the experience which will be closer to stock-Android features, as it had promised earlier. realme’s own customised UI will sport all the new features from the much enhanced ColorOS 7 including system upgradation.

In the forum post, the company said:

Users will experience smoother gaming graphics, better RAM management and seamless video and vlogging experience along with more customization options. ColorOS 7 customization options will include options like app icons, shape & size and font change. The ColorOS 7 will also feature system-wide dark mode. With all new and interesting features in realme customized UI Based on Android 10 and ColorOS 7, users will be able to get a seamless experience with some special features that will be closer to stock Android experience.

realme XT users who have already participated in the ColorOS 6.7 program will also receive ColorOS 7 updates by November-end. The ColorOS 7 Beta recruitment will be starting from 27th November 2019, especially for the realme X2 Pro. The applicants for the program can fill in their application on the realme Community.

realme X2 Pro timeline

  • 27th November to 3rd December 2019 — realme X2 Pro beta recruitment application starts (Also available for beta testers from realme X2 Pro and Project X)
  • 9th December — Final list of the Beta testers selected will be announced
  • 18th December 2019 to February 2020 — Beta testing will be conducted for approximately 2 months
  • March 2020 — Stable roll out begins

realme said that information and feedback will be collected from the ColorOS 7 Beta program to further enhance the user interface experience better.

List of realme smartphones that are confirmed to receive realme UI based ColorOS 7.0 Android 10 update:

January 2020

  • realme XT
  • realme 3 Pro

February 2020

  • realme X
  • realme 5 Pro

March 2020

  • realme X2
  • realme X2 Pro

April 2020

  • realme 3
  • realme 3i

May 2020

  • realme 5
  • realme 5s
  • realme 5i

June 2020

  • realme 2 Pro

Q3 2020

  • realme C2


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