[Updated: Jan. 26] Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12) update tracker: List of supported or eligible devices, release date and more
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Original story (from March 28, 2021) follows:
Brands under the BBK Electronics umbrella such as Oppo have stepped up their software update games this year by trying to pump Android 11 to eligible devices quicker than their usual timelines with previous OS updates.
That said, Android 11 is no longer the new kid on the block. This title now belongs to Android 12, although it’s still in its early stages.
Here, we’ll be tracking all developments related to Android 12 or ColorOS 12 from Oppo, so you might want to bookmark this page for good measure.
Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12) expected release date
Oppo was one of the first OEMs to release the Android 11 beta to its flagships. Therefore, if the OEM takes the same route with Android 12, we can expect to see it release the beta shortly after Google opens up the public testing for the Pixel lineup.
According to Google’s timeline for Android 12, the beta will go live around May. We expect to see Oppo partake in the beta program as well and release the update to its flagships a couple of weeks after Google.
Oppo might release the Android 12 beta for the Find X3 and Find X3 Pro if past trends are to be taken into account.
Once Google rolls out the stable Android 12 update, which is expected towards the end of August or early September, the Oppo Find X3 duo should also get the ColorOS 12 stable update in the following weeks.
After that, we can expect Oppo to kick-start its own ColorOS 12 beta program with devices such as the successor to the Reno5 series, likely the Reno6 series, being some of the first models to bag the update.
List of eligible devices
Oppo does not have any software update plans set in stone. This makes it a bit tricky to figure out which models will be eligible for the update to ColorOS 12 based on Android 12.
Nevertheless, as we’ve been keeping tabs on all software updates from Oppo for sometime now, it’s clear that the OEM usually seeds at least two major OS updates for most models.
This is true for its flagships down to some of the more affordable options from the company such as the devices from the ‘K’ series.
So taking this into account, we’ve churned out a list of smartphones from Oppo that might be eligible for the update to Android 12 that should bring the ColorOS 12 skin. Check it out below:
– Oppo Find X3 Pro
– Oppo Find X3
– Oppo Find X3 Neo
– Oppo Find X3 Lite
– Oppo Find X2
– Oppo Find X2 Neo
– Oppo Find X2 Lite
– Oppo Find X2 Pro
– Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
– Oppo F19 Pro
– Oppo F19
– Oppo Reno5 5G
– Oppo Reno5 4G
– Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G
– Oppo Reno5 Pro
– Oppo Reno5 Lite
– Oppo Reno5 F
– Oppo Reno3 Pro
– Oppo Reno3
– Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
– Oppo Reno3 5G
– Oppo Reno3 Youth
– Oppo Reno4 5G
– Oppo Reno4 Lite
– Oppo Reno4 Pro
– Oppo Reno4 F
– Oppo Reno4 Z 5G
– Oppo A9 (2020)
– Oppo A92s
– Oppo A94
– Oppo A72
– Oppo A15
– Oppo A15s
– Oppo A53
– Oppo A93
– Oppo A72 5G
– Oppo F17 Pro
– Oppo F17
– Oppo A55 5G
– Oppo K7 5G
– Oppo K7x
– Oppo Reno R
To avoid any confusion, this list of eligible devices is not official by any means. Oppo may reveal a list of devices eligible for Android 12 at some point in the future, however, there’s no guarantee.
Hence, it’s possible that a device mentioned here might not get Android 12 and it’s also possible that a device which hasn’t been listed here may get the update.
Whatever the case, we’ll be updating this tracker regularly with all the latest developments related to ColorOS 12 or Android 12 for Oppo smartphones.
Update 1 (May 19, 2021)
IST: 11:46 pm: Google announced the commencement of the Android 12 Developer Preview Program and OPPO Find X3 Pro is among the few devices that will take part in this program. Android 12 developer preview 1 is available for the Find X3 Pro and you can learn more about that here. Important to note is that the Oppo Reno series is not supported.
Update 2 (June 26, 2021)
IST: 03:03 pm: A reliable leakster on Weibo revealed today that ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 has allegedly hit the internal testing stage. Details here.
Update 3 (July 03, 2021)
IST: 04:28 pm: According to a recent report from Weibo, the upcoming ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 will bring along major changes. Check out the complete coverage by heading here.
Update 4 (August 02, 2021)
IST: 03:07 pm: Several sources have been sharing an alleged screenshot of an Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for the Oppo Find X2 Pro. However, one look at the translation of its changelog reveals that the image is fake.
Update 5 (August 05, 2021)
IST: 03:07 pm: New reports now indicate that Oppo might be working to bring a feature akin to Huawei’s Multiscreen collaboration feature to its upcoming Android 12-based ColorOS 12. More on that here.
Update 6 (August 27, 2021)
IST: 10:37 am: New reports from a Weibo blogger indicate that Oppo might have inadvertently leaked the release date for its Android 12-based COlorOS 12.
According to the blogger, he found ColorOS 12 release date and time through OPPO’s smart assistant Breeno App, which shows ColorOS 12 will be released on September 13 at 3 pm.
While this has since been fixed by Oppo, it gives us an idea of how the Chinese OEM plans to handle its deployment of Android 12.
Update 7 (September 06, 2021)
IST: 06:37 pm: Oppo has now officially teased the ColorOS 12 update by uploading a teaser image on Weibo. The picture shows the ColorOS Clock icon showing 12 o’clock. The post says that the company will share more information tomorrow.
Update 7 (September 07, 2021)
IST: 12:32 pm: Ahead of the official rollout of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 based on Android 12, users can now download and have a taste of the ColorOS 12 wallpapers. You can download these here.
Update 8 (September 08, 2021)
IST: 12:15 pm: As per a recent report from the Chinese Oppo Community, the OEM is expected to unveil the ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 in mid to late September.
Update 9 (September 13, 2021)
IST: 10:53 am: New reports now indicate that we could see Oppo officially unveiling its Android 12-based ColorOS 12 on September 16. More on that expected conference here.
Update 10 (September 14, 2021)
IST: 10:15 am: A video teaser of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 indicates that Oppo might release an Avatar emoji feature dubbed Omoji. This is set to be similar to iOS’ Memoji feature.
Update 11 (September 15, 2021)
IST: 07:15 pm: According to the official ColorOS Weibo account, OPPO has opened registrations for ColorOS 12 Early Access program in China. Anyone with an OPPO Find X3 Pro can enroll in the program.
Update 12 (September 16, 2021)
IST: 05:10 pm: Oppo has finally taken the wraps off its upcoming skin based on Android 12 called ColorOS 12. The new skin brings a bunch of UI enhancements and under-the-hood performance upgrades.
Update 13 (September 27, 2021)
IST: 12:49 pm: Oppo has announced that it will be holding its Developer Conference (ODC) on October 27 where the company is expected to share more details about ColorOS 12 and what it brings to the table.
Update 14 (October 2, 2021)
IST: 06:30 pm: Oppo said that they have begun testing ColorOS 12 internally. The first models to receive the update include OPPO Find X3 Pro and OnePlus 9/9 Pro.
The developers also said that testers should expect some bugs and issues since it is a test build.
Update 15 (October 4, 2021)
IST: 11:03 am: New reports now have it that Android 12-based ColorOS 12 limited recruitment is now open in China. In this program, Oppo and OnePlus users can sign up to take part.
Eligible devices include the Oppo Find 3 Pro, Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration, Find X3, OnePlus 9 Pro 5G, and OnePlus 9 5G.
IST: 05:17 pm: Oppo has set the date for the ColorOS 12 global launch event on October 11. The online launch event is scheduled for 2:30 pm (IST) on the aforementioned date.
Update 16 (October 05)
IST 10:32 am: In the official announcement of the release of Android 12 AOSP, Google says that devices from Oppo and other OEMs should start getting the Android 12 update later this year.
IST 11:41 am: New reports now indicate that the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Public Beta update is now available for users of the Find X3 series of devices.
Update 17(October 08)
IST 11:32 am: Oppo is doubling down its Android 12 efforts and now, users of the Oppo Find X3 Pro in Malaysia and Indonesia can take part in the ColorOS 12 Beta program.
Update 18 (October 11)
IST 03:08 pm: Oppo’s ColorOS 12 global launch event end a few minutes ago and the company has dropped the rollout timeline for the beta of the new Android 12-based skin.
While the beta testing is already ongoing for the Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G, last year’s X2 Pro and X2 along with the Reno 6 Pro 5G, and Reno 6 5G will bag the beta update next month. Other devices will follow suit in the coming months.
Update 19 (October 18)
IST 11:08 am: Oppo is opening up its recruitment program for users of the Oppo Reno 6 who would like to take part in the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 closed beta program, starting with China.
IST 1:12 pm: Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Open Beta 2 is now rolling out to users of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
Update 20 (November 08)
IST 11:32 am: Oppo has just announced its November 2021 Roll-out Plan for ColorOS 12 based on Android 12. Below is how the OEM plans to roll out its Android 12 skin.
Update 21 (November 09)
IST 03:23 pm: Oppo has begun recruiting interested users to beta test Android 12 with ColorOS 12 on the Find X2, Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition, Find X2 Pro, and Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition in China.
Update 22 (November 12)
IST 11:35 am: Oppo is once again reportedly calling on users of the OPPO Find X3 and OnePlus 9 series in a recruitment program for Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Beta.
Update 23 (November 15)
IST 05:30 pm: Oppo has opened up the ColorOS 12 beta program for Find X2, Find X2 Pro, and Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition smartphone users in India and Indonesia.
Update 24 (November 19)
IST 05:18 pm: Reno 6 Pro 5G users — even ones with the Diwali edition — can rejoice since the company is now seeding the ColorOS 12 beta update to users in India.
Update 25 (November 23)
IST 11:54 am: Oppo is reportedly ready to roll out Android 12-based ColorOS 12 to users of the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The Official Version is released now in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia with others set to follow soon.
Update 26 (November 24)
IST 10:14 am: Oppo has just announced the beginning of the Android 12- based ColorOS 12 for the Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G. This will start with users in 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚 and 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐚 with more set to follow soon.
Update 27 (November 25)
IST 11:11 am: A day after we saw some Android 12 beta action for the Reno 6 Pro, today Oppo has announced a similar Beta program for the Reno6 5G, this time starting in India.
The company adds that the update will be released within 3 days after users’ application is approved.
Update 28 (November 26)
IST 10:51 am: New reports now have it that Oppo is rolling out the stable version of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 to the Chinese users of the Oppo Find X3 and Find X3 Pro.
Update 29 (November 30)
IST 11:13 am: Oppo has just announced its Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update plan for the month of December 2021 in China. Below is how the rollout is planned to go.
– OPPO Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G
– OPPO Reno5 Pro+ 5G
– OPPO Reno5 5G
– OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G
– OPPO A95 5G
– OnePlus 9R 5G
– OPPO ACE2 EVA Limited Edtion
– OPPO ACE2
– OPPO A93 5G
– OPPO Reno5 K 5G
– OPPO K9 5G
– OPPO Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition
– OPPO Find X2 Pro
– OPPO Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
– OPPO Find X2
– OPPO Reno6 Pro+ 5G Detective Conan Limited Edition
– OPPO Reno6 Pro+ 5G
– OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G
– OPPO Reno6 5G
Update 30 (December 01)
IST 05:49 pm: Oppo has shared its ColorOS 12 plans for global models. Check it out below:
From December 10:
– Oppo Reno 6 Z 5G (Thailand, Cambodia)
– Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G (India)
– Oppo Reno 5 Pro (Pakistan)
– Oppo F19 Pro+ (India)
From December 15:
– Oppo A73 5G (Saudi Arabia)
From December 28:
– Oppo Reno 6 (Indonesia)
– Oppo Reno 5 (Indonesia)
– Oppo Reno 5 Marvel Edition (Indonesia)
– Oppo A74 5G (India, Indonesia)
– Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G
From December 20:
– Oppo Find X2 Pro (India, Indonesia)
– Oppo Find X2 Pro Automobili (India, Indonesia)
– Oppo Find X2 (India, Indonesia)
From December 22:
– Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition (India)
– Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G (Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan)
– Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G (Saudi Arabia)
From December 28:
– Oppo Reno 6 5G (India, Indonesia, Vietnam)
Update 31 (December 09)
IST 01:24 pm: Reports now indicate that the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G and Oppo Reno5 Pro are getting the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 Beta in Pakistan, China, and India.
Update 32 (December 10)
IST 06:10 pm: Oppo has announced that it has begun seeding the ColorOS 12 beta to F19 Pro+ users in India and Reno6 Z 5G users in Thailand and Cambodia.
Update 33 (December 17)
IST 11:37 am: Oppo A73 5G users in Saudi Arabia can now experience Android 12-based ColorOS 12 beta. However, only 5000 are slots available for beta testing and there are some guidelines you should know before applying. Details here.
Update 34 (December 21)
IST 05:25 pm: Oppo has announced that it has kick-started the ColorOS 12 beta testing for the Reno 6, Reno 5, and Reno 5 Marvel Edition in Indonesia. The beta is also live for the Oppo A74 5G in India and Indonesia.
Update 35 (December 22)
IST 11:56 am: The first batch of stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 is available for users of the Oppo Find X2 in India and Indonesia. Interested persons can sign up here.
Update 36 (December 23)
IST 11:26 am: Oppo is reportedly rolling out stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 to users of the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G.
Update 37 (December 24)
IST 09:21 am: Following the Android 12 update to the Reno5 Pro 5G, some serious bugs are coming to light. According to users, the device won’t charge while it is switched off.
Similarly, the launcher app drawer text appears way too bold and large. The phone also restarts and lags. This, Oppo says, is a known issue and they’re looking into it.
Update 38 (December 29)
05:43 pm (IST): Oppo released the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 stable update for Reno 5 5G and Reno 6 5G series.
Update 39 (January 01)
05:06 pm (IST): Oppo announced its plan to rollout ColorOS 12 for its eligible devices in 2022. This includes devices that will receive beta and stable versions in the first quarter of the year.
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Update 40 (January 17)
12:37 pm (IST): Oppo is now rolling out the stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G, Reno6 Z 5G, and OPPO A73 5G. The update is available in multiple regions for these handsets.
For Oppo F19 Pro+, the update is rolling out in India, while Reno6 Z 5G is getting update in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the UAE. And lastly, Oppo A73 5G is receiving a stable update in Saudi Arabia & the UAE
Update 41 (January 18)
09:35 am (IST): The ColorOS 12 open beta based on Android 12 is available for Oppo Reno4 series in China. Those interested can apply in the program recruitment for which will be conducted from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17 at 3 PM CST for Oppo Reno4 5G and Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G.
01:19 pm (IST): The stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 has now made its way to Oppo Reno5 Z and Oppo A74. The company is rolling out the update for Reno5 Z in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, while A74 is getting Android 12 in India.
Update 42 (January 18)
05:42 pm (IST): Oppo is now rolling out the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for Reno5 Pro users in Pakistan.
Update 43 (January 26)
06:47 pm (IST): Oppo has reportedly released the stable Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for Oppo Reno5, Reno6, and Reno5 Marvel Edition.
NOTE: This table is being updated regularly.
|Find X3||–||Released (China)||–|
|Find X3 Pro||–||Released (Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia)||–|
|Reno 6 Pro 5G||Released (𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚, 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐚)||–||–|
|Reno 6 5G||Released||–Released (India)|
|Reno 5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G||–||–Expected Dec 1 in China|
|Reno5 Pro 5G||Released||Released||–Expected Dec 1 in China|
|Reno 5 5G||Released||–Expected Dec 1 in China|
|Reno5 Pro||Released (Pakistan)||–||– Beta expected Dec 10 in Thailand and Cambodia
–Beta expected Dec 10 in China
|Oppo A95 5G||–||–Expected Dec 15 in China|
|Oppo ACE2 EVA Limited Edition||–||–Expected Dec 28 in China|
|Oppo ACE 2||–||–Expected Dec 28 in China|
|Oppo A93 5G||–||–Expected Dec 28 in China|
|Oppo Reno 5 K 5G||–||–Expected Dec 28 in China|
|Oppo K9 5G||–||–Expected Dec 28 in China|
|OPPO Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition||–||Released (India, Indonesia)||– Stable expected Dec 20 (India and Indonesia)
– Stable expected Dec 20 in China
|OPPO Find X2 Pro||–||Released (India, Indonesia)||– – Stable expected Dec 20 (India and Indonesia)
– Stable expected Dec 20 in China
|OPPO Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition||–||Released (India, Indonesia)||Stable expected Dec 20 in China|
|OPPO Find X2||–||Released (India, Indonesia)||– Stable expected Dec 20 (India and Indonesia)
– Stable expected Dec 20 in China
|OPPO Reno 6 Pro+ 5G Detective Conan Limited Edition||–||–||Stable expected Dec 22 in China|
|OPPO Reno 6 Pro+ 5G||–||–||Stable expected Dec 22 in China|
|OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G/Diwali Edition||–||–||– Stable expected Dec 22 (India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan)
– Stable expected Dec 22 in China
|OPPO Reno 6 5G||–||– Stable expected Dec 28 (India, Indonesia, and Vietnam)||Stable expected Dec 22 in China|
|OPPO Reno6 Z 5G||Released (Thailand, Cambodia)||Released (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the UAE)||– Stable expected on Jan. 18 2022 (Combodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the UAE)
– Beta expected Dec 10 (Thailand and Cambodia)
|OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G||–||–||– Stable expected on Jan. 18 2022 (India, Thailand)
– Stable expected Dec 22 (Saudi Arabia)
– Beta expected Dec 10 (Thailand and Cambodia)
|OPPO A73 5G||Released (Saudi Arabia)||Released (Saudi Arabia & the UAE)|| Stable expected in 20 Jan. 2022 (Italy, Spain)
– Stable expected in 17 Jan. 2022 (the UAE, Saudi Arabia)
– Beta expected Dec 15 (Saudi Arabia)
|OPPO Reno 6||Released (Indonesia)||Released (Indonesia)||– Beta expected Dec 28 (Indonesia)|
|OPPO Reno 5||Released (Indonesia)||Released (Indonesia)||– Beta expected Dec 28 (Indonesia)|
|OPPO Reno 5 Marvel Edition||Released (Indonesia)||Released (Indonesia)||– Beta expected Dec 28 (Indonesia)|
|OPPO A74 5G||Released (India and Indonesia)||Released (India)||– Beta expected Dec 28 (India and Indonesia)|
|OPPO F19 Pro+||Released (India)||Released (India)||– Stable expected Jan. 18 2022 (India)
– Beta expected Dec 28 (India and Indonesia)
|OPPO Reno4||–||–||– Open Beta available in China
– Beta expected in Feb. 2022
|OPPO Reno4 Pro||–||–||– Beta expected in Feb. 2022|
|OPPO Reno4 F||–||–||– Beta expected in Feb. 2022|
|OPPO Reno5 F||–||–||– Beta expected in Feb. 2022|
|OPPO F19 Pro||–||–||– Beta expected in Feb. 2022|
|OPPO F17 Pro||–||–||– Beta expected in Feb. 2022|
|OPPO Reno5 Lite||–||–||– Beta expected in March 2022|
|OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G||–||–||–Open Beta available in China
– Beta expected in March 2022
|OPPO Reno4 Z 5G||–||–||– Beta expected in March 2022|
|OPPO Reno4 Lite||–||–||– Beta expected in March 2022|
|OPPO A94||–||–||– Beta expected in March 2022|
|OPPO A93||–||–||– Beta expected in March 2022|
|OPPO A53s 5G||–||–||– Beta expected in March 2022|
|OPPO Reno5 5G||–||–||– Stable expected in 17 Jan. 2022 (Hong Kong SAR, China)|
|OPPO Reno5 Pro||–||–||– Stable rolling out in Pakistan
– Stable expected on Jan. 18 2022 (Pakistan)
|OPPO Reno5 Z 5G||–||Released (Saudi Arabia, the UAE)||– Stable expected on Jan. 18 2022 (the UAE, Saudi Arabia)|
|OPPO Find X3 Neo 5G||–||–||– Stable expected Jan. 17 (France)|
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