OPPO R11s/R11s Plus ColorOS 6 (Android Pie 9.0) update trial version goes live for early adopters

Qualcomm boosted the performance of their mid-range Snapdragon 6xx series so much in last few years, and even started to minimize the difference from the flagship tier with the introduction of Snapdragon 7xx lineup. Well, now you should realize the reason to reuse older SoCs in recent phones.

2019’s Redmi Note 7 comes with Snapdragon 660, a chipset from 2017

Talking about SD660, Xiaomi released Mi Note 3 in the same year when Qualcomm made the SoC available in retail market. Besides Xiaomi, OPPO also picked up this handy performer and designed a couple of phones based on the platform.

One such phone, OPPO K1, recently received Android Pie based ColorOS 6 via early soak testing. The software update scenario, however, was not the same for legacy SD660 based phones, such as OPPO R11s family.


Large AMOLED display, dual (16+20 MP) rear cameras, 20W VOOC fast charging support – OPPO delivered a bunch of lucrative features with the R11s. The ‘Plus’ edition of the phone packs a bigger battery (4,000 mAh versus 3,200 mAh).

Both OPPO R11s and R11s Plus were launched with Android 7.1 Nougat (ColorOS 3.2). They are currently running Oreo based ColorOS 5.2, and looks like the Pie update is finally around the corner! Similar to other OPPO phones, the initial rollout is available as a limited trial.

Follow these steps to apply for the ColorOS 6 trial


Besides the regular OPPO R11s (Plus), the current soak testing initiative also supports OPPO R11st and R11s Plust. Users need to install the latest Oreo based firmware (R11s_11.A.39_0390_201907241225) before applying for the trial.

As for the changelog, R11s lineup are now getting the taste of revamped UI across the whole system, new digital assistant called Breeno, several improvements for mobile gaming and app drawer in the launcher (finally!).

· Added a new visual beauty of youth, interface white with a gradual color with rhythm rhythm, borderless aesthetics more comfortable and elegant

· Added intelligent sweep the renamed Breeno knowledge was integrated functions to sweep the Breeno space, use more convenient
· Added Breeno knowledge was sweeping document, title sweep, sweep business cards, camera shop, camera translation
· Added Breeno knowledge, support for name painting, red wine and other types of identification
and optimization. Intelligent assistant changed its name to Breeno, new vision, more reasonable layout, more convenient use
. New Breeno quick display, smart display travel service card combination, destination Weather, time, exchange rate, international Internet access, travel and other service information
· New Breeno quick tour, itinerary management card, timely reminder to the airport, the estimated time of the station, help you to arrange travel time reasonably
· Add Breeno quick tour, take the initiative to inform Concerned about the itinerary, prompting timely departure, timely boarding, timely ride, etc.
· Optimized wisdom screen changed its name to Breeno screen
· Added Breeno screen, iQiyi, vibrato, fast hand and other video applications collection, free collection richer
-optimized voice assistant renamed Breeno voice, new upgrade, visual effects and interactive lighter
· added Breeno voice control smart home Shortcuts smart devices, intellectual life to enjoy the new AI
-optimized Breeno voice, navigation voice, which amounts to a single step, more efficient navigation
· Added Breeno suggestions based on your life is currently in the scene, provide valuable suggestions Breeno
· New Increase the Breeno space, “power button + volume up button” can be called out, quickly start intelligent function such as screen recognition, voice, and knowledge recognition.

“Hyper Boost”
· New Game Boost 2.0, integrated Frame Boost and Touch Boost, optimized game Caton, increasing touch response speed
· Added System Boost, compatible, and more through the underlying hardware platform to achieve global optimization
· Added APP Boost for super grade application platform, a special system-level optimization

· Added notification bar storage, storage-critical notifications, reduce disturb
· Added swipe gestures on both sides, both sides returned to slide more convenient, easier to use gestures
· Added custom Scene Do Not Disturb mode, according to different scenarios set Do Not disturb period

Music player app in ColorOS 6

· Optimize the game space, new visual revision
· New game space status display, remaining battery playable time and network delay status estimation
· Add my game time, store screenshots, record screens, separate games
· Optimize low-power mode, reduce game quality, save more power

· Added a new and modern default wallpaper
· Added desktop drawer mode
· Added live wallpaper, more personalized selection
· Add desktop icons in batches

· Added remote daemon function, bind family phone, guardian family safety
, add new application anti-addiction, remotely view the time
of binding mobile application , add new security event notification, pay attention to the security
of bound mobile phone Added guard range to view the bound phone location and set the guard range for it in real time.

· Added calculator calculation process automatically displays calculation results
· Added calendar schedule week view
· Added calendar birthday, anniversary day, countdown day schedule creation
· Added note to-do list
· Added holiday alarm clock, alarm clock Smart skip legal holidays

· Optimize portrait mode photo experience
· Optimize camera interaction

· Optimize album interaction
· Add sharing gallery , share every moment
, add new pictures, collection function, one-click collection of important pictures

· Add new harassment interception blacklist start number matching, block the phone number and text message at the beginning of the specific number
· Add call flash, lock screen or turn off the screen when there is flash reminder
· New mobile phone supports two Bluetooth audio Devices are connected at the same time, different Bluetooth audio supports fast switching

· Added application startup animation speed setting item

Head over to the official announcement thread to know more about the limited soak testing. Don’t forget to share the logs and your feedback via the Community app once you are selected for the trial.

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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.