Not every company is like Google, thus delivering monthly security updates to the whole product portfolio at the same time may not be possible for them (*cough* Essential *cough*). For example, the July security patch started to appear on some Realme 3 Pro units, while other phones are in queue.

Realme 3 Pro

As a matter of fact, Realme pushed a set of new updates to Realme C2 and Realme U1 in last few days. Unlike Realme 3 Pro, they did not bump the security patch version to July. Judging from the changelogs, the OTAs mostly contain internal bugfixes.

The changelog of the latest OTA for Realme U1

Call it a coincidence, but Realme C1 and Realme 2 users are now reporting about receiving similar bugfix updates on their phones. But there is a catch!

PiunikaWeb readers should remember that we were the first publication to spot the incremental rollout of Android Pie based ColorOS 6 OTA for both Realme 2 and Realme C1 at the beginning of this month. However, a lot of users apparently did not get the update then.

New OTA prompt on Realme 2

Those who already got the initial Pie build on their phones are reportedly getting a small (~125 MB) incremental OTA this time. On the other hand, the full size (~2 GB) update is hitting on Realme 2 or Realme C1 running Android 8.1 Oreo based ColorOS 5.2.

New OTA prompt on Realme U1; notice the size of the update

Unfortunately the changelogs for these new builds mention nothing other than ‘ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie’ paired with the old list of changes, thus we are unable to distinguish the exact improvements.

Both Realme 2 and Realme C1 are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, thus their firmware packages are quite similar. Notice the pattern: in both cases the new OTA changes the version number from A.54 to A.56 – quite a subtle reshaping!

The changelogs are word by word same as the original Pie update log

It could be possible that the company silently patched a showstopper bug (which also explains the unavailability of the OTA), and re-releases the Pie based ColorOS 6 update for the phone duo. To avoid further issues, a smaller OTA is now being delivered to existing Pie users.

Once again, we are unable to capture the full package as the updates are rolled out in batches. If you have already got the OTA prompt on your Realme 2 or Realme C1, don’t forget to let us know by commenting below.

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Kingshuk De
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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.

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