Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 is coming with ColorOS 11 features
Google rolled out the first stable build of Android 11 for its Pixel lineup earlier this month. Since then, several Android OEMs have unveiled their custom Android skins based on Android 11 and rolled out beta builds for a few popular devices. Chinese smartphone giant OPPO showcased ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 about a week ago and we got a chance to check out a beta release on our Find X2 Pro. Now, Realme has announced Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 and it packs in some of the new features introduced in ColorOS 11.
New customization features in Realme UI 2.0
Realme claims that the second version for its custom Android skin is the most “open” smartphone OS, which aims to help users completely customize their smartphone’s UI. The upgrade brings support for third-party icon packs and launchers, to help users give their smartphones a unique look.
Realme UI 2.0 also packs in a new Global Theme color, which will let users define the accent colors of their smartphones. The feature will give users access to 5 types of color series and 10 single colors to customize their device’s settings toggles and icons. On top of that, the upgraded Android skin packs in a variety of AOD customizations, font and icon personalization options, and an improved dark mode. The new dark mode will give users the choice to pick from one of three new styles to meet their needs. It will also give users the option to darken the wallpaper and icons as well.
As with other custom Android skins announced recently, Realme UI 2.0 also includes all the new Android 11 features, like Bubble notifications support, redesigned media controls in the quick settings panel, an output switcher for media, etc.
Performance improvements and privacy features
Realme UI 2.0 also includes a host of performance improvements and privacy features to make the software more efficient and provide better protection for user data. For privacy, Realme has introduced a new suite of additional privacy protection and data security features called ‘Deep Sea Privacy’.
The features can help protect users’ personal information from leaking to any app by providing them with a blank ID, help users store personal information and sensitive files in a private locker, and ensure payments made on the software are protected from malicious activities. Furthermore, Realme UI 2.0 can also protect users from fraudulent messages and advertisements. The suite also includes a System Cloner which will help users keep their work and personal lives separate on their smartphone. Users will be able to access these separate profiles by setting up different fingerprints for each profile.
To make Realme UI 2.0 more efficient, the company has included several convenient ways for users to share and multitask. These include features like the ability to easily share screenshots with other users and stitch the right subtitles to each frame, Floating & Mini Window to help users multitask with several apps open at the same time, and a new Sleep Capsule feature, which will help users lock their phone at a set time and help them get a good night’s rest. Realme further claims that with Realme UI 2.0, they’ve managed to improve utilization of system resources by 45%, increased overall system speed by 32%, and increased frame rate stability by 17%.
Realme UI 2.0, with these new features and improvements, makes its debut with the new Realme Narzo 20 Series today. The company has revealed that the software will make its way to older Realme devices in the coming weeks, starting with the Realme X50 Pro which is scheduled to receive an early access build on September 24th. The device will receive its first open beta build towards the end of October and the first stable release will follow towards the end of November. Stay tuned to our coverage of Realme UI 2.0 to learn when your device might receive the company’s latest software upgrade based on Android 11.