29 October 2020
UPDATE (September 25th, 2020):
Realme has released an early access roadmap for Realme UI 2.0. The "early access" is Realme's way of referring to beta builds that are made available ahead of stable rollout. Here is a look at which Realme phone will receive the build and when:
- Sept 2020: Realme X50 Pro
- Nov 2020: Realme 7 Pro, Realme Narzo 20
- Dec 2020: Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Realme X2 Pro
- Jan 2021: Realme X3, X3 Sueperzoom, Realme X2, Realme 6, Realme C12, Realme C15
- Feb 2021: Realme 6i, Realme Narzo 10
- Mar 2021: Realme C3, Realme Narzo 10A
- Q2 2021: Realme X, Realme XT, Realme 3 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Realme Narzo 20A
Original (September 22nd, 2020)
As Realme took wraps off the new Narzo 20 lineup of smartphones yesterday, it also took the platform to announce Realme UI 2.0. It is the second iteration of Realme's custom UI for its phones that debuted earlier this year. It is based on the latest Android 11 and as many would have expected, it is heavily inspired by Oppo's new ColorOS 11.
The major focus behind the Realme UI 2.0 development is customization and personalization. It comes with Global Theme Color functionality that will give users the freedom to tweak colors for almost everything in the UI. These include the main interface, notification panel, shortcut buttons, and much more. It natively comes with five color schemes and 10 single colors.
Always On Display (AOD) has also been improved with the touch of customization. Realme says AOD will come loaded with five preset themes but users can choose to create their own unique patterns. The native five themes include a digital clock, analog clock, text and image, text only, and custom patterns.
For dark mode lovers, there will be three different levels to choose from. These are Enhanced, Medium, and Gentle that vary in terms of how much dark you want UI to get. Other important features include subtitle stitching to video screenshots, Sleep Capsule for tracking sleep cycle, Floating Window for multi-tasking, photos sharing via Realme Share, Dual Mode Music Share, and more.
As for the Realme UI 2.0 availability, the Realme X50 Pro will be the first smartphone to get the new version. An early access build will be released on September 24th followed by open beta in October-end and stable release in November-end. There are no words on what other devices will receive the upgrade and when.