ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 launched – List of OPPO and OnePlus smartphones getting it

OPPO today introduced the ColorOS 12, the next major ColorOS update for its smartphones based on Android 12, as it had promised. OPPO says that the ColorOS 12 brings an unburdened experience with smart technology, has a new design, and improved security and privacy features.

ColorOS 12 has a brand-new new style acrylic icon, borderless design, has abrand-new flake style, as well as unique lighting and details, a brand-new interface frame so that users can distinguish primary and secondary information by color. The new responsive design system, based on a grid layout, adapts to different screen sizes, allowing different devices to have a highly consistent and smooth experience when using ColorOS 12.

The  ColorOS 12 also has  quick-view cards or widgets. You can add the widget components you need, such as smart car search, nearby shops, express delivery progress, IOT equipment and other information.

The is new Omoji, which is a digital world avatar based on the ordinary cameras and face capture algorithms, and capture more than 20,000 key facial landmarks to create a lifelike personal virtual image.  Thephoton vision engine can accurately control muscle movement, and has rich and natural expressions; a variety of styles and customizations.

OPPO also brings a free floating window function to ColorOS 12. You can suspend the window by sliding up through multitasking. You can switch small windows with one click, switch to full screen by double-clicking and side-slide to move it to the edge of the screen, drag corners to resize, and works even with one hand operation.

The new sidebar 2.0 can intelligently match the corresponding functions according to different usage scenarios, such as helping you compare prices when shopping, helping you recognize music when listening to songs, watching foreign language videos to help you turn on real-time subtitle translation, etc.

ColorOS12 brings cross-screen interconnection that lets you connect your PC and mobile phone when they are close to each other for cross-screen collaboration. You can simply drag and drop between the two screens to achieve extremely fast file transfer, seamless document editing, shared clipboard, shared document editing, shared screenshots.

The new Quantum Animation Engine 3.0 brings features such as “dynamic damping”, “limit feedback”, “speed inheritance”, and “seamless transition”.  The AI Self-Smooth Engine 2.0 reduces mobile phone memory usage by 30%, reduces background power consumption by 20%, increases battery life by an average of 12%, and reads and writes performance degradation is less than 5%. After 36 months, the aging rate is 2.75%, says OPPO.

It integrates Android 12’s privacy protection features such as prompts in the status bar when camera, microphone, and GPS is used. When users share photos containing personal information, ColorOS 12’s secure sharing mode can automatically hide sensitive information.

Roll out details

ColorOS 12 will be released in batches, starting with the Find X3 Series and OnePlus 9 Series in China. The complete rollout will cover over 50 phones, including the Find, Reno, K, and A series for OPPO and from OnePlus 7 series.

Devices that will get ColorOS 12 (beta) update starting from

Early October 2021

  • Find X3 Pro
  • Find X3 Pro Exploration Edition
  • Find X3
  • OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 9 5G

Starting from November 2021

  • Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition
  • Find X2 Pro
  • Find X2
  • Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G Conan Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Reno6 5G

Starting from December 2021

  • Ace2
  • Ace2 EVA Limited Edition
  • Reno5 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno5 Pro+ Limited Edition 5G
  • Reno5 Pro 5G
  • Reno5 5G
  • Reno5 K 5G
  • K9 5G
  • A95 5G
  • A93 5G

Starting from First Half of 2022

  • OnePlus 9R 5G
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • Reno4 Pro 5G
  • Reno4 Pro 5G 2020 Customized Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G Artist Limited Edition
  • Reno4 5G
  • Reno4 SE 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G Classic Blue Custom Edition
  • Reno3 Vitality Edition
  • Reno3 5G
  • Reno Ace
  • Reno Ace Gundam Edition
  • Reno 10X Zoom Edition
  • Reno Barcelona Custom Edition
  • K9 Pro 5G
  • K7
  • K7x
  • A93s 5G
  • A92s 5G
  • A72 5G
  • A55 5G
  • A53 5G

These are only for China, and the global roll out details will be announced soon when the ColorOS 12 launches globally in October.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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