OPPO today launched ColorOS 11, the next major ColorOS update for its smartphones based on Android 11, as it had promised. With the “Make Life Flow” concept, ColorOS 11 maintains the beloved stock Android features while also providing greater UI customization.
New level of UI customization to unleash your personality
Users can essentially create their own Always-On Display, theme, and wallpaper, as well as fonts, icons, and ringtones.
Introducing the new #OPPOColorOS11 Always-on Display feature, it offers a wide variety of styles and patterns to truly represent your style. The content of Always-on Display is not just automatically generated, but created by users with just one stroke to craft a unique pattern. pic.twitter.com/76rL5geUt3
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) September 14, 2020
There is stock Android’s Dark Mode with three color schemes — Pitch Dark, Blue Dark and Grey Dark and different levels of contrast.
OPPO Relax 2.0 lets users create their own white noise mix while also offering an extensive and immersive collection of sounds from cities around the world.
Greater efficiency than ever before
ColorOS 11 is equipped with robust features that improve work and life efficiency. Among them is the Three-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens, the first feature co-created by OPPO and Google. It captures and translates text through a simple screenshot taken with a three-finger gesture.
Flexdrop, another new feature, provides a simple and intuitive solution for multi-tasking. Users can watch video and text at the same time, which is particularly useful for gamers and video-lovers.
Users can even switch between and control different smart home devices through a new Device Control menu, without having to download new apps.
To maximize available battery, the new Super Power Saving Mode lets users select six apps to run in low-battery situations. Meanwhile, Battery Guard prevents damage from prolonged charging at unstable power voltages by learning user habits. It intelligently pauses charging once it reaches 80% at night, before resuming to achieve a full charge by the time users wake up.
Unparalleled smoothness to “Make Life Flow”
While high frame rates are a positive industry advancement, phones often experience lags and stutters as a result. To combat this, ColorOS 11 has introduced UI First 2.0, which combines OPPO’s proprietary lag-reducing engine with Quantum Animation. This boosts RAM utilization by 45%, improving the response rate by 32% and the frame rate by 17%.
Meanwhile, AI App Preloading learns user behavior to preload the most-used apps, reducing loading time. SuperTouch also intelligently identifies user scenarios and optimizes the touch response speed accordingly, improving system fluency.
A heightened focus on user security and privacy
ColorOS 11 incorporates stock Android 11’s newly added privacy options while creating a series of additional privacy protection and data security features. Private System creates a separate system where the second version of apps and data runs independent of the original and is accessible only via a separate fingerprint scan or password.
A new shortcut to App Lock enables users to lock apps through a password, fingerprint, or facial verification. The permissions system has also been enhanced, with temporary permissions that reset the camera, microphone, and location access when the app is closed. Meanwhile, auto-reset permissions return app permission settings to default if they haven’t been used for a long time. To prevent malicious apps from accessing other apps’ data, scoped storage restricts apps’ access to phone data, requesting user permission in order to do so.
Low Battery Message, an India specific feature
Ensuring peace of mind for heavy users, ColorOS 11’s Low Battery Message feature provides options to send messages when phone battery drops to 15%, displaying users’ current location to selected contacts. This allows users to share their status with families and friends when their phone is about to run out of battery. This special safety feature has been designed post inputs from users in India and is currently is available only in the Indian market.
Other features include Android’s Nearby Share function to quickly share files such as videos, images, and APKs with any Android phone without using data. People bubbles that integrates messages sent from your friends on different apps in the upper part of the notification drawer to help you quickly reply to them.
Roll out details
ColorOS 11 will be released in batches starting with the Find X2 Series and Reno3 Series. The complete rollout will cover 28-plus phone models, including the Find, Reno, F, K, and A series.
Devices that will get ColorOS 11 (beta) update starting from
- Find X2
- Find X2 Pro
- Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition
Starting from September 30th
- Reno3 4G
- Reno3 Pro 4G
- F17 Pro
Starting from October 2020
- Reno 4 Pro 5G
Starting from November 2020
- Reno4 5G
- Reno 4 Pro 4G
Starting from December 2020
- Reno4 4G
- F11 Pro
- F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers Limited Edition
Starting from Q1 2021
- Reno 10x Zoom
- Reno 2F
- Reno 2z
- Reno3 Pro 5G
Starting from Q2 2021
- Reno Z
- A5 2020
- A9 2020