Realme will add a dark theme and screen recorder with internal audio support in future ColorOS updates
Realme, the brand which spun out of OPPO last year, has grown really quickly in India. After launching as an online-only brand, the company has expanded its offline retail presence and that has helped it allure some of Xiaomi users in this market. The company has been pushing several updates to its devices, with the latest one being the Realme 3 Pro, which received the 240fps slo-mo mode, new navigation gestures, June’s security patches and more. It is planning to roll out a host of other new features to its smartphones and these were outlined in the latest episode of “AskMadhav,” a YouTube series involving conversations with the company’s CEO Madhav Sheth about new and promising features.
Some of the exciting features promised this time around include a system-wide Dark mode, updated Camera UI, improved screen recording, and more.
Dark mode in ColorOS 6: First off, Sheth said that the system-wide dark mode will arrive in ColorOS 6 soon. The feature was introduced in Android Q beta and manufacturers like Samsung and Xiaomi have been including their own adaptations of the features in custom skins i.e. One UI and MIUI, respectively. While Realme 3 Pro has been a part of the Android Q beta program and is likely to get a stable update soon after its release, the company should be bringing the dark mode with ColorOS 6 itself. The executive asserted the feature should be coming to all Realme devices but did not share an exact timeline.
Internal sound input in screen recording: Many users have been demanding support for internal audio input during screen recording alongside support for mic audio. The feature should be rolled out to all Realme devices as part of OTAs in the future.
Updated Camera UI: Just like the Realme 3 Pro, older smartphones will also receive an updated Camera UI with the coming updates. Sheth pointed out that the Camera UI will soon be available on the Realme U1 and the Realme 1, both of which recently received the Android Pie update. Furthermore, the camera watermark will also receive support for timestamps and the feature will come to all smartphones in Q3 2019.
New fonts with Theme Store: With the recently added Theme Store, users will soon be able to customize the system-wide fonts on their devices. This will augment their ability to change the wallpaper and the icon pack in ColorOS 6.
Improved battery stats: On the demands of its inquisitive users, Realme will be improving the battery reporting in ColorOS 6. This included the additional ability to track SOT (screen-on time) in ColorOS.
VOOC chargers sold separately: Realme will soon start selling chargers with VOOC fast charging support separately. Currently, these chargers are only available within the box of certain devices including the Realme 3 Pro.
Realme X launches in India soon
While Sheth did not throw much light on speculations about the Realme X or the Realme 4 Pro in the video, a recent tweet from him confirms that Realme X launches in India soon. The smartphone will be Realme’s most premium smartphone yet and is equipped with features like an in-display fingerprint scanner, a pop-up selfie camera, a 48MP Sony IMX 586 on the back, and more.
Get ready to experience the most practical premium smartphone. Say hi to #realmeX!
Good news for the design lovers we will have the onion and garlic design master editions.
RT to show your love. pic.twitter.com/EdGbLTxc6U
— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) July 1, 2019
Along with the standard editions of the Realme X, the company will also release the Master Edition in India. As part of this special edition, Realme X comes with two distinct back finishes inspired by the inner layers of garlic and onion. This special edition is designed by Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa and was conceptualized after 72 prototypes.
Get lucky & win this amazing cool realme X Spider-Man: Far From Home Gift Box.
— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) June 30, 2019
Not only that, Realme may not announce the special Spider-Man: Far From Home edition of the Realme X, which was revealed in China last month, but users will surely be able to buy a special edition cover for the Realme X.
The Realme X is expected to arrive in India later this month and we’ll be sharing deep insight into the device upon its arrival. Meanwhile, Sheth did not divulge any plans to launch the quad camera smartphone with a 64MP primary sensor that the company has teased over the last week but said that the brand will “always bring surprises” for its fans.
Lastly, the executive also talked about bringing Realme’s iconic red diamond cut design to some of the existing devices without sharing more information. We have witnessed leaks about the finish coming to the Realme 3 and can expect an announcement alongside the Realme X in India.