[Updated] Realme 5i Realme UI (Android 10) update still coming this month in beta version, says support

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on May 20) follows:

Realme only has a handful of eligible devices left to receive the Realme UI 1.0 update based on Android 10 operating system. Among them is the Realme 5i that was scheduled to receive the OS alongside Realme 5 and Realme 5s.

While the latter two have since picked up Realme UI based on Android 10 albeit in beta, the Realme 5i Realme UI update remains elusive.

No one knows why exactly the 5i missed out on the initial rollout, but the fact that the OPPO subsidiary has been handling OS updates in pairs could have a bearing on this outcome.

First was the Realme 3 Pro and Realme XT in January 2020 followed by the Realme X and Realme 5 Pro. The Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro was the next pair to get it in March and later in late April the Realme 3 and Realme 3i joined the party.

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The Realme Android 10 roadmap above is older than Realme 5i. The former came out late last year, which explains why the 5i is missing. However, in a revised roadmap, the Realme 5i Realme UI update was promised to arrive in May alongside Realme 5 and 5s.

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With the Realme 5 and 5s already enjoying the beta version of Android 10 and only a little over a week before the month ends, Realme 5i owners are growing frustrated at the lack of Realme UI update for their handsets.

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In response, Realme India support is assuring device owners on Twitter that the beta version will arrive before the end of this month as promised.

We would like to inform you that we will roll out the realme UI update in this month only for your device. Further, kindly stay tuned on our social media handles and official community portal for the beta update for realme 5i.
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What remains to be seen is if this will materialize and when the stable version will roll out. We will keep an eye and update this story when the rollout begins.

Update 1 (May 21)

The beta update to Realme UI for the Realme 5i has been delayed. Head here for coverage.

Update 2 (May 23)

The beta update to Realme UI for the Realme 5i is now live. Head here for complete coverage.

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