Realme 5/5s and Realme 1 get new updates with March 2020 security patches

Realme 5/5s and Realme 1 get new updates with March 2020 security patches

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Realme is growing rapidly and becoming increasingly popular for the great hardware it offers at highly competitive prices. After capturing a big share of price-sensitive markets in Asia, it is vying to replicate the same in Europe. But besides launching phones in quick succession, Realme is also committed to timely software updates. Throughout the month of March, the company updated the majority of its phones with the latest security updates. Now, it’s time for Realme 5/5s and Realme 1 which are now getting March 2020 security patches along with some improvements and bug fixes in the latest updates based on ColorOS 6.0.1.

Realme 5 and 5s

The Realme 5 and 5s are essentially the same phone. The only difference between the two is in terms of primary camera on the back. While the Realme 5 features a 12MP camera, the 5s is equipped with a 48MP camera rocking a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. The two phones are getting fixes to some bugs along with the March 2020 Google security patches as part of the latest build number RMX1911EX_11_A.27.

Realme 5/5s XDA Forums

Realme 5/5s changelog:

  • Security
    • Android security patch: March, 2020
  • System
    • Fixed some known bugs, and improved system stability

Realme 1

Realme’s first device, the Realme 1 – originally launched under OPPO’s branding is also getting the latest security patches. Along with the latest security update, the Realme 1 also receives a fix for the bug which was preventing it from connecting to VoWiFi without the availability of 4G network with build version CPH1861EX_11_C.48.

OPPO Realme 1 XDA Forums

Realme 1 changelog:

  • Security
    • Android security patch: March, 2020
  • Network
    • Fixed the issue that VoWiFi unable to registered in 2G / 3G network

As per the community posts, the updates have begun rolling out to the three phones in a phased manner. You can expect the updates to reach your phones soon. We will update the article once the download links are updated on the company’s website.

As mentioned above, these updates are based on ColorOS 6.0.1 which is developed upon Android 9 Pie. The Realme UI update based on Android 10 is slated to arrive on Realme 5/5s in May 2020 while the Realme 1 will not be receiving the update.


Sources: Realme Community (1)(2)(3)