[Update: Download Links] Realme X2, X2 Pro are getting the Android 10 stable update with Realme UI

[Update: Download Links] Realme X2, X2 Pro are getting the Android 10 stable update with Realme UI

Update 1 (04/01/2020 @ 02:58 AM ET): Download links are now available for sideloading the updates on the Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro. The article as published on March 30, 2020, is preserved below.

The Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro were launched globally some time ago. The Realme X2 (review) had fiery midrange specs with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a 64MP quad-camera and up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The X2 Pro (review), on the other hand, served the flagship space by bumping up the specs with a Snapdragon 855+ and up to 12 GB of RAM. Both phones served as Realme’s hottest devices for the last quarter of 2019, and now we have some good news for owners of both of these phones: an Android 10 update is coming your way after the conclusion of the opt-in beta.

Both the phones launched in the market with Android 9 Pie out of the box and OPPO’s ColorOS 6.1 on top. The fact that Realme phones run ColorOS has long been a source of confusion as most people dismiss Realme as an OPPO sub-brand because of this: while it started as one, Realme branched out of OPPO in 2018. As such, Realme is now rolling out Realme UI to its device lineup, and the latest devices to receive Realme UI based on Android 10 are the Realme X2 and the Realme X2 Pro.

Realme UI in its current state is still very similar to OPPO’s new ColorOS 7 interface, albeit some visual differences still exist. Subsequent updates will probably distance it even further from ColorOS, however. The update to Android 10 also comes with all of the improvements that the latest version of Android includes, as well as all of the newest ColorOS 7/Realme UI interface and functionality improvements.

The update for both devices has now been announced in Realme’s forums (Realme X2, Realme X2 Pro), and is now rolling out over-the-air, at least for the Indian market. As such, it should roll out to your device in the following hours or days. Users are also discussing both updates in our forums, so if you can’t get it to show up, then go ahead and take a look at the advice there.

Realme X2

Android 10 Discussion Thread || XDA Forums

Download Update for sideloading: EX version || AEX version

Update announcement

Realme X2 RMX1992AEX_11.C.05 Update Changelog

  • 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 to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.
  • Navigation Gestures 3.0
    • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Communications
    • 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.
  • Application
    • Added YT music
  • Battery
    • Updated decimals display during charging
    • To deepen user’s perception of fast charging, it will always be displayed when your phone is charging and the screen is bright.

Realme X2 Pro

Android 10 Discussion Thread || XDA Forums

Download Update for sideloading || Update announcement

Realme X2 Pro RMX1931EX_11.C.23 Update Changelog

  • 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 to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.
  • Navigation Gestures 3.0
    • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Communications
    • 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.

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