Realme 5 Pro and Realme X start getting Android 10 with Realme UI

Realme 5 Pro and Realme X start getting Android 10 with Realme UI

Realme, a BBK Electronics-owned brand, separated from OPPO in July 2018 as it started operating as an independent brand. However, the company still used OPPO’s ColorOS custom user interface based on Android for all of its phones. In 2019, it first stated that it would develop a new “RealmeOS,” but the plans for the same were shelved in November 2019. Realme shifted gears to developing a lightly customized variant of OPPO’s Android 10-based ColorOS 7, which it called Realme UI. In January, it rolled out the stable Android 10 update with Realme UI to the Realme 3 Pro and the Realme XT. It also opened beta programs for rolling out the update to the Realme X2 and the Realme X2 Pro, while clarifying that the Realme 1, Realme C1, and Realme 2 would not get the update. Now, it has rolled out the stable Android 10-based Realme UI update to the Realme 5 Pro (review) and the Realme X (review).


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The Realme 5 Pro and the Realme X are the third and fourth phones by the brand to get the Android 10-based Realme UI update. Realme UI itself is very similar to OPPO’s ColorOS 7 (review) in terms of design and functionality. The only difference that Realme made to the user interface was to use rounded icons in the home screen launcher instead of the square icons that OPPO uses in ColorOS 7. The underlying functionality of both user interfaces is the same. ColorOS 7 itself brought the user interface closer to stock Android.

Realme notes that the official roll-out for both the Realme 5 Pro and the Realme X will have a staged roll-out, as expected. The update will be randomly pushed out to a limited number of users today, and will have a broader roll-out in a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs. If everything is fine, the roll-out will be completed in the coming days. The manual download links haven’t been updated on Realme’s website yet.

The Realme UI update brings Android 10 to both the Realme 5 Pro and the Realme X. The new user interface is called “Real Design” by Realme. It comes with an optimized Smart Sidebar feature, two new features for Assistive Ball users (pie gestures), bubbles, optimized three-finger screenshot, Focus Mode, new wallpapers and live wallpapers, and more. Realme Share now supports sharing files with OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi users. The complete change-log for both phones is noted below:

  • Visuals
    • Updated UI to realme UI
    • Brand new Real Design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
  • Smart Sidebar
    • Optimized user interface and improved one-handed operation.
    • Optimized Smart Sidebar: Replaced File Console with File Manager; removed OSIE Visual Effect and No Notification Alerts.
    • Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen Mode.
    • Added two new features: “Assistive Ball Opacity” and “Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App”.
    • Optimized the Floating Window feature for more apps.
    • Added Bubbles: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse or open the app.
  • Screenshot
    • Optimized 3-Finger Screenshot Gesture: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe to take a screenshot of the selected part of the screen (partial screen capture). Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
    • Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
    • Optimized screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release it to share it, or drag it down and release it to take a long screenshot.
  • Navigation Gestures 3.0
    • Optimized: New Android 10 navigation gestures
    • Optimized gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.
  • System
    • Added Focus Mode: Minimizes outside distractions when you are learning or working.
    • Added whole new charging animation.
    • Optimized the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
    • Added pause feature for screen recording.
    • Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
    • New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
    • Optimized system built-in ringtones.
    • Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
    • New management feature for recent tasks: You can view the memory of recent tasks and locked apps.
  • Games
    • Optimized visual interaction for Game Space.
    • Optimized loading animation for Game Space.
  • Homescreen
    • Added new live wallpapers.
    • Added artistic wallpapers.
    • Added option to open Global Search or the notification panel when swiping down on homescreen.
    • Added option to customize the size, shape, and style of app icons on homescreen.
    • Optimized the graphic design of password unlock to facilitate one-handed operation.
    • Support for animated wallpapers on the lockscreen.
    • Added a Simple Mode for homescreen, featuring larger fonts, icons, and a clearer layout.
  • Security
    • Random MAC address Generator: When your phone is connected to Wi-Fi, network system generates a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.
  • Tools
    • In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating window.
    • Added the trim feature in Recordings.
    • Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
    • Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.
    • Added audio source selection for screen recording
  • Camera
    • Optimized the Camera UI for better user experience.
    • Optimized the Timer UI and sound.
  • Photos
    • Optimized the Album UI for a clearer structure and photo thumbnails.
    • Added Album Recommendations that recognize more than 80 different scenes.
  • Communication
    • realme Share now supports sharing files with OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi devices.
    • Optimized the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.
  • Settings
    • Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.
  • Music
    • Added Dual Mode Music Share in realme Lab

Source: Realme (1, 2)

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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The subjects in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at [email protected]

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