[Updated] OPPO Find X ColorOS 6 (Android Pie 9.0) update trial version (soak test) goes live in India

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Allow me to start the day with a little dose of trivia: do you know that the OnePlus One was actually modelled on top of OPPO Find 7? There were some little differences, such as battery capacity (3,000 mAh in Find 7 versus 3,100 mAh in OnePlus One), but the overall package was quite similar.

OPPO Find 7

Traditionally, the Find series of phone are considered as the flagship offerings from OPPO. The Chinese OEM recently did a slight restructuring in their product portfolio, and the newly introduced Reno lineup occupied the high table.

OPPO Reno with the unique ‘shark-fin’ front camera

Shift back to one year, and you could spot the Find series very much alive. In fact, OPPO Find X was one of the most premium looking flagship introduced that year.

Powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and sporting a 6.42 inches ‘Panoramic Arc’ display, Find X looked really stunning in hand.

OPPO Find X is the world’s first panoramic designed phone, embracing the beauty of nature into a leading technology product. OPPO Find X combines two seamless pieces of glass with the front screen featuring a gorgeous panoramic view.

OPPO completely ditched the notch in favor of a beautifully crafted motorized panel. Both the 16 MP and 20 MP rear camera duo as well as 25 MP selfie camera are placed inside that panel – a design language later ‘borrowed’ by Mi MIX 3/MIX 3 5G.


In terms of software, Find X was launched with OPPO’s proprietary ColorOS skin on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Despite being one of the costliest Android flagships, especially in India, the phone has not received Android Pie update till date.

In last few days, OPPO started to bring pre-release/stable version of Pie based ColorOS 6 update to a bunch of phones. Looks like the Find X owners are having a good time, as the phone is now getting ‘trial version’ of ColorOS 6 in India.

Users need to install the latest ColorOS 5.2 based firmware for OPPO Find X before participating in the trial

Interested users need to apply directly via built-in Software Update app on their phone. You need to following the sequence as shown in the picture:



Only a handful of users will be selected for the initial round of soak test, so you may stumble on error messages about the quota being full. In that case, wait for a moment and retry.

The trial build of ColorOS 6 update for Find X is full of new features such as Game Boost 2.0, a polished UI for system apps and new navigational gestures. The full changelog is as follows:

·Redesigned the UI to suit the bezel-less screen. Blank spaces and color gradients are carefully harnessed to interpret aesthetics, grace, and youth.

「Hyper Boost」
·Added Game Boost 2.0 (which integrates Frame Boost and Touch Boost), reducing game lags.
·Added System Boost: Optimized the whole system through improved compatibility between bottom-layer hardware platforms.
·Added App Boost: optimized platform-level heavy-weight apps.

·Added a button to hide unimportant notifications with just a tap.
·Added swipe gestures on both sides to go back, allowing easier navigation.
·Added custom “Do Not Disturb” scenarios. Different time ranges can be set dependent on the scenario.

「Game Space」
·Game Space: new visuals, avatar game console, landscape, and portrait screen orientations.
·My Games Moments: screenshots and screen recordings of games can be collected here and be viewed independently.
·You can reduce image quality to save power in Low Power Mode.

「Home Screen」
·Added default wallpapers with aesthetics and modern feel.
·Added drawer mode on Home screen.
·Added live wallpapers to satisfy different users.
·Added batch icon management on Home Screen.

New UI of Camera in ColorOS 6

·Calculator: the result of each step is immediately displayed.

·Optimised Portrait mode.
·Optimised UI.

·Optimised UI.
·Added Favourites function: Photos and albums can be added to Favourites.

·Added block rule: block calls and messages from numbers that start with certain prefixes.
·You can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, allowing quick switching between them.

·Added a setting option to adjust the animation speed upon app launch.
·Added Screen Colour Mode: screen display effects can be changed.
·Added Riding Mode (applies to partial regions).
·Added Low-Brightness Flicker-Free Eye Care.

The current build should be bug free in most of the daily use cases, but early adopters are requested to report any glitch via the ColorOS Community app. For further details, visit the official announcement thread.

Update 1 (August 28)

Wider rollout of ColorOS 6 (Trial version) has been initiated now.

#ColorOS6 is now available on OPPO Find X.??? Go to [Settings] –[Software Updates]-[Setting Icon]-[Trial Version] on your phone to check the version upgrade.

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Kingshuk De

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.