Realme has officially launched its custom user interface based on Android 10 and ColorOS 7. Called Realme UI, the new interface promises to offer a near-stock Android experience and is designed for younger audiences. Just like ColorOS 7, Realme UI promises a range of additional features including Focus Mode, 3-finger screenshot, wallpaper and icon packs, animations, ringtones, colour saturation controls and high brightness. Apart from revealing the features of Realme UI, the brand also announced its roadmap for a stable UI implementation starting January 2020, all the way till Q3 2020.
Realme UI features
Realme had previously confirmed a few customisation options like icon size and shape. The latest information reveals customisable internal graphics, along with a range of nature-inspired colour schemes. Realme promises a higher screen frequency and optimised experience thanks to OPPO’s Quantum Animation Engine powering ColorOS 7. Realme further claims that Realme UI is equipped with power optimisation for enhanced battery life along with better performance.
The new Focus Mode lets users isolate themselves from the outside world while running a single task like listening to music for example. The UX also introduces the 3-finger screenshot functionality that lets users take a screenshot by holding a certain area on the display for more than 3 seconds. Realme UI comes equipped with Personal Information Protection that brings up an empty page every time a third-party application requests user information like call history, schedule, or messages. This allows users to share personal information without running the risk of a data breach.
Realme UI update roadmap
In related news, Realme announced its roadmap for introducing the stable version of Android 10 back in November 2019, and the company plans to stick to the original plan. According to the original schedule, Realme will rollout Realme UI to the Realme XT and Realme 3 Pro starting January 2020. Next in line are the Realme X and Realme 5 Pro, which are scheduled to be updated in February 2020. They will be closely followed by the Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro in March, and the Realme 3, and Realme 3i in April. The Realme 5, Realme 5i and Realme 5s are scheduled to be updated in May, followed by the Realme 2 Pro in June. The last device on the list is the Realme C2 which will receive the update in Q3 2020.