[Update: Feb. 20] Realme Android 11 (Realme UI 2.0) update: List of eligible devices
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on March 23) follows:
OPPO subsidiary Realme sprung to life back in May 2018 with the Realme 1. The device has since been followed by more than 25 other handsets (including variations of some models), with the latest arriving as Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro.
For the keen followers, you probably are aware that Realme is committed to serving most of its devices with at least two OS upgrades and regular security updates.
Matter of fact, those using any device in the X series can rest assured that they will receive two OS upgrades on their unit, at least going by what CMO of Realme India said earlier this year.
So far, the only Realme devices that are unsure about the Realme UI 1.0 update based on Android 10 are the Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme C1 (2018 and 2019), and Realme U1, probably because the available timeline is for the first wave.
With the above information in mind, we can have a wild guess at the devices that Realme will be eager to upgrade to the upcoming Realme UI 2.0 update based on Android 11. For the uninitiated, Google is already testing the new OS, currently at Developer Preview 2.
Yeah, you read that right! The information that follows below isn’t official from Realme but based on our experience covering Realme updates since the brand launched. Granted, things may change at some point in the future and we will be here to make the updates to this article accordingly.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the eligible devices set to receive the Realme UI 2.0 update.
Realme UI 2.0 update: Eligible devices
As already pointed out, Realme rolls out at least two OS upgrades to its devices. With this in mind, we have come up with a list of Realme handsets we believe will receive the new Android 11 update. You can keep track of the rollout here.
The criterion is quite easy. It’s either your Realme handset is in line for its first major OS upgrade or the second (and last) update. That is, if your device came pre-installed with Android Pie, you stand a chance to receive Android 11.
This group has the following devices:
– Realme X2 Pro
– Realme X2
– Realme XT
– Realme X
Realme 5 Pro (Realme Q)
– Realme 3 Pro (Realme X Youth Edition)
The story is also true for those that come preinstalled with Android 10, making the Realme UI 2.0 update their first OS upgrade. This group has the following devices (more expected later this year):
– Realme 6
– Realme 6 Pro
– Realme 6i
– Realme 6S
– Realme X50 5G
– Realme X50m 5G
– Realme X50 Pro 5G
– Realme X50 Pro Player Edition
– Realme C3
– Realme C12
– Realme C15
– Realme V5 5G
– Realme Narzo 10
– Realme Narzo 10A
– Realme X3
– Realme X3 Super Zoom
– Realme 7
– Realme 7 Pro
– Realme X7 Pro
– Realme X7
NOTE: The list above has been updated with new devices released as of February 20, 2021.
Others that are eligible for the Realme UI 2.0 update (by virtue of a second OS upgrade) but may miss out include the Realme C2, Realme C2 (2020), and Realme C2s. But as noted at the beginning, this isn’t the final Realme Android 11 update roadmap, so expect changes at some point.
Also, we don’t have an expected timeline, but looking at what went down with the ongoing Realme UI 1.0 update, it’s safe to assume the first Realme UI 2.0 stable update may arrive late this year or early 2021.
Update 1 (March 30)
Realme CMO confirms Realme UI 2.0 development. Check the full story here.
Update 2 (March 30)
The Realme UI 2.0 development for the Realme 2 Pro is not on cards says Realme CMO. Head here for the full story.
Update 3 (May 13)
The long term beta recruitment for Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) begins for the Realme X2 Pro. Head here for more coverage.
Update 4 (June 12)
The Realme UI 2.0 update for the Realme X50 Pro is expected to arrive in July. Head here for more details.
Update 5 (July 11)
As of July 11, Android 11 beta is now live for Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro Player Edition. For owners of the Realme X2 Pro, the update should come out sooner than later, especially since recruitment into the beta program was conducted a while back.
Update 6 (August 27)
Realme has recently opened up in a Q&A session on their new Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) customization options, stock Android apps, Super nighttime standby feature, and more. Read the full coverage here.
Update 7 (September 02)
IST: 11:38 am: Android 11 is just a few weeks away from now and all the OEMs must be getting their plans ready for the upcoming release. In response to a question about the Realme’s plans for Android 11, CEO Madhav said “Realme UI 2.0 version was developed based on Android 11. We will announce our timeline once Google makes its announcement.” Read the full story here.
Update 8 (September 03)
IST: 02:28 pm: Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro are the newly released devices that come with Android 10 layered with Realme UI 1.0 out-of-the-box. The devices are eligible for the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 as their first major OS update.
Update 9 (September 08)
IST: 02:46 pm: Realme CEO — Madhav Sheth — took to Twitter to tease fans with an image of the Realme X50 Pro running on Android 11 alongside the upcoming Realme UI 2.0 skin. Head here to see the teaser and more details.
Update 10 (September 09)
IST: 04:22 pm: Google has officially announced the release of Android 11 to the public. It has also stated that Android 11 will also be released for select Realme devices amongst devices from a few other OEMs.
Android 11 will begin rolling out today on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme phones, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months
Update 11 (September 11)
IST: 04:30 pm: Glimpse of Realme UI 2.0 (or Android 11) beta running on Realme X50 Pro along with a comparison with Realme UI 1.0 has surfaced in videos. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 12 (September 14)
Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) beta update changelog has now surfaced.
Personalize the user interface to make it your own Third-party icons for apps on the home screen are now supported.
Three Dark mode styles are available: Enhanced, medium, and gentle; wallpapers and icons can be adjusted to Dark mode, and the display contrast can be adjusted automatically to ambient light.
– High Efficiency
Optimized the editing page of Smart Sidebar: Two tabs are displayed and the order of items can be customized.
– Improved Performance
Added “Optimized night charging”: An Al algorithm is used to control charging speed at night to extend battery life.
You can now determine a time period when Do Not Disturb is on. ·
Added weather animations to provide you with a more interesting experience.
Optimized “Auto brightness”
You can now remove a folder or combine it with another one.
Added filters for “Drawer mode”. You can now filter apps by letters, install time, or usage frequency to quickly find an app.
– Security and Privacy
Added System cloner”: You can create a system clone from your main system and use different fingerprints to enter different systems.
You can now turn “App lock” on or off in Quick Settings
Optimized “Permission manager”: You can now choose “Allow only once” for sensitive permissions to better protect your privacy.
Added Immersive mode which reduces disturbances while gaming so you can stay focused.
Added the Buffed Match Stats feature which generates game statistics for your matches (only certain games are supported)
You can change the way to summon Game Assistant
You can share your personal hotspot with others via a QR code.
Added the Cloud Sync for Private Safe feature which allows you to sync the photos in your Private Safe to the cloud
Optimized the photo editing feature with upgraded algorithms and more markup effects and filters.
Added shortcuts to instantly share and edit photos or videos you just took.
Added the inertial zoom feature which makes zooming smoother during video shooting.
Added the lens stain detection feature.
Added the level and grid feature to help you compose videos.
Update 13 (September 16)
IST 12:38 pm: In a new development, a Realme mod has suggested that the Android 11 Public Beta for Realme devices may go live soon. At present, Android 11 is available via a Closed Beta program. We’ve added the mod’s comment below for reference:
IST 04:34 pm: Realme has shared the list of third-party apps that aren’t yet compatible with the Realme UI 2.0 beta version. The OEM has also addressed some of the feature requests sent by the users. You can read the complete coverage here.
Update 14 (September 18)
IST 12:34 pm: Realme has announced that it will be launching its Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 alongside the Realme Narzo 20 series on September 21. It’s unclear whether the devices will come with Realme UI 2.0 pre-installed. Head here for more details.
Update 15 (September 21)
IST 02:41 pm: Realme has finally unveiled Realme UI 2.0 which is based on Android 11 at the launch event for the Realme Narzo 20 series. According to the shared timeline, the Realme X50 Pro will pick up the stable Android 11 update by the end of November. Catch all the details here.
IST 05:28 pm: According to the now redacted timeline for the Early Access program for Realme UI 2.0, several phones are scheduled to get the Early Access update starting from this month itself. See the full timeline here.
Update 16 (September 23)
IST 01:58 pm: Realme revealed a basic Early Access timeline for several devices at the launch event for the Narzo 20 series. It then took to Twitter and published another detailed Early Access timeline which it took down soon after. Check it out here.
Update 17 (September 24)
IST 10:13 am: Apparently, Realme has re-introduced Pseudo Base Station Blocking support with its latest skin dubbed Realme UI 2.0. The feature was present in the Android 10-based ColorOS 6.7 beta update but was removed from Realme UI. Check out more details here.
IST 12:56 pm: Realme has finally released the detailed Early Access roadmap for Realme UI 2.0. Based on the roadmap, the Realme X50 Pro will be the first device to get the update and the Realme 7 Pro and Narzo 20 are next in line. More details here.
IST 05:02 pm: A new report suggests that Realme UI 2.0 will launch in October in China. Further, Realme is planning to launch a brand new device along with its latest skin in the country. At present, Realme UI 2.0 is available to a limited number of users in China on the X50 Pro and X50 Pro Player Edition.
Update 18 (September 25)
IST 01:44 pm: The Early Access registration for the Realme UI 2.0 update based on Android 11 is now live for Realme X50 Pro users in India. Selected users must have the A.35 software version installed to get the update. More details here.
Update 19 (November 05)
IST 10:31 am: Realme has kick-started the Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) Early Access recruitment of Realme X7 Pro 5G users in China. A limited number of users will be selected to test the new skin on top of Android 11.
IST 11:24 am: The Realme UI 2.0 Open Beta program is now live for the Realme X50 Pro. Therefore, anyone who wants to check out the company’s new skin over Android 11 can do so, albeit while encountering a few bugs along the way. More details here.
Update 20 (February 20)
IST 01:54 pm: Realme has confirmed that it will not release the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 update for the Realme 5 and 5s as well as any other device that’s not mentioned in the Early Access roadmap, excluding newly launched models. Check out more details here.
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