Here’s what’s new in OPPO’s ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO launched the Reno4 and the Reno4 Pro in China last week – just three months after the Reno3 series. The OPPO Reno4 series comes with a refreshed design, slight improvements in the internal hardware, and loads of new features in terms of the software. The Reno4 and the Reno4 Pro are the first two smartphones from the company that get ColorOS 7.2 – the latest version of OPPO’s custom Android software – based on Android 10.
While ColorOS 7.1 was launched only with the OPPO Reno3 in March this year, version 7.2 adds new features, especially for the camera. Here are all the new features that OPPO has added to ColorOS 7.2:
Super Night Video Mode
With the OPPO Reno4, ColorOS also gets a new night mode for videos just like the company’s Nightscape mode for images. The company claims that the “Super Night Vide Mode” feature will enhance the exposure in videos taken at night or under extremely low light conditions by up to 74%. In addition, the feature will also improve the clarity in night videos by up to 33%.
The OPPO Reno4 series comes pre-loaded with the Soloop app that allows users to edit videos on their phones for a variety of video-sharing platforms. The phone also gets a Movie Mode exclusively with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 10 color filters, several preset templates, along with the options to adjust the exposure or the shutter speed of the raw footage to give it a movie-like appearance.
Intelligent Battery Saver
The Intelligent Battery Saver in ColorOS 7.2 will learn users’ habits and automatically put certain apps to sleep when they’re unlikely to be used. By doing so, the battery on the smartphone can be conserved and the night time drain can be avoided, improving night-time battery consumption by up to 10%.
Super Power Saver
For scenarios when the battery of the phone is really low, users can activate the Super Power Saver mode to stop everything except for the most important features like calling or messaging. OPPO claims that 1.5 hours of messaging on WeChat will only utilize 5% battery when the phone is in Super Power Saving mode.
AI Fix for images
ColorOS has a new feature that will help preserve digital copies of old or blurry pictures. The feature will automatically repair the pictures by removing haze, noise or graininess, or blur in the older images.
ColorOS will now be able to pre-launch applications in the background even before you tap on the app icon by learning your usage habits. As expected, this feature reduces the app startup time, offering a faster experience.
OPPO Labs, similar to Realme Lab, will be added to ColorOS 7.2 so that users can experience upcoming and experimental features while they’re being tested.
OPPO has released a Camera SDK which will allow third-party app developers to use capabilities of all the cameras on the Reno4 as well as all the features natively supported in the stock Camera app. For instance, the SDK will allow apps like Instagram to extend support for OPPO’s beauty or HDR mode, or use any camera other than the primary one for taking pictures directly from within Instagram.
This is already possible through Google’s CameraX Jetpack support library that lets developers take full advantage of pre-loaded camera features including ones from the Google Camera app. Likewise, the SDK will also allow developers to utilize in-build hardware features like OIS on non-stock Camera apps, opening a wide range of camera functionality on OPPO smartphones.