29 November 2019
Oppo has finally introduced the much-anticipated ColorOS 7 at an event held in Beijing, China. The custom Android skin gains some bigger changes in terms of UI and redesign has been made by keeping in mind the changes introduced to the Android for a better user experience than before.
The revamped UI now holds the right color scheme and the right amount of white space that doesn’t feel bad. There are customized icons that will allow users to change the shape and size of the icons on their home screen. There are new Art+ wallpapers for a high-quality desktop experience. While introducing the new UI, Oppo puts a record forward that on average, a user spends around 4.7 hours on his smartphone so it becomes indispensable to work on the user interface.
The company has even launched a new Oppo Sans font with the new OS. There is also a system-wide dark mode that covers third-party applications as well. The user can schedule the dark mode so as to apply them at a specific time.
Apart from the aesthetic changes, ColorOS 7 also brings in a wealth of other features as well. The customized skin packs some background optimizations to improve system performance. According to Oppo’s claims, ColorOS 7 gets better RAM optimization capabilities and reduce app startup time by up to 40%, with a system resource efficiency by 30%.
As teased, the software includes improvements for the in-game frame rates and touch response to enhance the gaming experience. There are also improvements made around the camera app with Portrait Mode 2.0, an enhanced night mode, and a super-stead mode for video capture.
There is a new Focus mode, similar to Zen mode available with OnePlus phones on OxygenOS. This mode takes you away from your phone and makes you more productive in the real world.
Oppo has partnered with Episound, a renowned Danish sound company, to completely redesign the sound effects included in the software.
There are so many more features introduced with the ColorOS 7 which you will experience on your Oppo devices. The company has shared the release timeline for ColorOS 7, with phase 1 of the rollout to begin on November 25.
During phase 1 the software will be released for the OPPO Reno, Reno Inspiration Edition, Reno 10x Zoom, Reno Barcelona Custom Edition, Reno Ace, and Reno Ace Gundam Edition. Phase 2 which is expected to begin later this year in December, will push the software to Reno 2.
Below is the remaining schedule –
- Phase 3 (Q1, 2020)
- OPPO Reno 2 Z
- OPPO Reno Z
- OPPO Find X (including special editions)
- OPPO R17 (including special editions)
- OPPO R17 Pro (including special editions)
- OPPO K5
- Phase 4 (Q2, 2020)
- OPPO R15 (including special editions)
- OPPO K3
- OPPO A9
- OPPO A9x
- OPPO A11
The Realme devices will gain a slightly modified version of the ColorOS 7. Starting with the Realme X and Realme X Youth Edition, the update may roll out in February next year. The Realme Q will follow the suit and may receive the update in March 2020, while the Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro are expected to receive ColorOS 7 in April 2020.
Note that the ColorOS 7 is expected to release in India at an event on November 26.