[Update – August 14th, 2019]: Realme has informed us that RealmeOS is indeed under development, however there is no confirmed timeline for the rollout.
Even though Realme is an independent smartphone brand, it still uses parent company OPPO’s ColorOS custom UI for its devices. At the beginning of the year, the brand had trademarked the ‘RealmeOS’ moniker with the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). It suggested that Realme may use its own RealmeOS instead of ColorOS on its smartphones in the future. Now, Realme India has revealed to India Today Tech that the company will be soon debuting RealmeOS on its phones.
Last month, Realme had invited beta testers to try out the mysterious Project X. Speculations suggest that Project X could be the company’s upcoming RealmeOS and it may have recruited beta testers to iron out bugs and issues.
To work as an autonomous company, Realme will be soon starting an exclusive R&D facility in India. On the software front, it will be soon detaching from OPPO by launching phones running on RealmeOS.
Google will be debuting the final version of Android Q (Android 10) this month. Therefore, RealmeOS could be based on Android Q. There is no information available on what the user interface of RealmeOS will look like. However, it may sport a near stock interface and come with its own app store for themes, apps and games.
In related news, Realme has confirmed that it will be debuting its first 64-megapixel phone featuring Samsung’s GW1 sensor before Diwali in October. Apart from shooting 64-megapixel shots, the lens can capture 16-megapixel resolution images in low-light conditions through the pixel-binning Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm.
In the coming months, the company may launch smartphones such as Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro and Realme X Pro. All these models are expected to arrive with a quad camera setup as well. According to a report by 91mobiles, the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro will be equipped waterdrop-style notch displays, Snapdragon processors and rear-positioned fingerprint scanners.