[Stable update for X2] BREAKING: Realme X2 Android 10 (Realme UI) beta recruitment goes live

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on January 8, 2020) follows:

Realme X2 users are a lucky lot. The phone already picked up the December 2019 security patch, alongside various features like dark mode quick toggle, enhanced Nightscape mode for front camera and font changing support.

Before that, the Chinese variant of the same device received even more feature updates and bug fixes. Seeing this from a Chinese phone-maker is refreshing, bearing in mind that a few years ago, devices from such OEMs rarely got updated.

Realme X2

While Realme X2 currently runs Android Pie with ColorOS on top, a new overhaul is coming soon. Realme UI (stylized as ‘realme UI‘), the upcoming homemade skin based on Android 10, is in the pipeline.

At the moment, all Realme devices are powered by ColorOS – an Android skin originally developed by OPPO. Word has it that the new Realme UI will also be based on ColorOS. To what extent, however, we don’t know.

Realme India has announced that it will soon be recruiting beta testers who own a Realme X2. Prospective testers will be able to submit applications on and from January 20, when the application forms will be made available.

Realme X2

The company has outlined a few prerequisites and criteria that they’ll use to select the beta testers and it is as follows:

Requirements for Realme UI beta testing

– Must be an Indian resident
– At least 18 years old
– Owns a realme X2 (other devices cannot enroll)
– Provable experience in OS Beta testing
– Willing to provide Aadhar card or other form of identification proof
– Willing to sign an NDA (infringement will trigger legal action)


In terms of timelines, Realme says that the applications will be accepted from January 20 to January 27, 2020. The application form will be available on this thread as from January 20.

The company further adds that upon completion of the recruitment, successful applicants will be contacted via email. The final list of beta testers will be announced in this same thread on February 1, 2020 in the form of their Realme Community username.

Actual beta testing for this new skin, Realme UI, will commence from the first week of February 2020. In the meantime, Realme X2 users are better off signing up to realme Community usernames.

Realme X2 specs

Released back in September 2019, Realme X2 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor. It has a 4,000 mAh cell and features up to 8 GB RAM with 64/128/256 GB internal storage. This makes it a very capable device even going into 2020.

Update 1 (January 15, 2020)

Realme X2 is set to receive Realme UI (Android 10) beta update in February. For more on the same, take a look here.

Update 2 (January 20, 2020)

Realme has started the recruitment of beta testers in India. Interested users need to take a look at this online form for registration. For more info, head over to the actual annoucement thread.

Update 3 (January 21, 2020)

Early adopters in China are now receiving the update. Details here.

Update 4 (March 05, 2020)

A new beta 2 update is now rolling out to the Realme X2 in India based on Android 10. The stable version is expected to arrive this month and in fact, the company has already opened the window for 3,000 early adopters. See the full story here.

Update 5 (March 28, 2020)

Realme promised to deliver the Android 10/realme UI update for Realme X2 devices in the last week of March, and has lived up to their words. the stable update is now rolling out. Head here for the complete coverage.

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