Realme has been working on an Android 10 update for the Realme X2 since January. The company has now started rolling out the OTA for the Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro. The update comes with the company’s own Realme UI, adds a new camera option, and optimizes navigation gestures. Both smartphones were launched running the Android 9.0 Pie-based ColorOS 6.1 out-of-the-box. The company has been gradually rolling out the new Android update with Realme UI to several of its devices, including the Realme 5 series, Realme X and XT.
Despite the new moniker, Realme UI shares critical components with ColorOS 7, save for a few visual cues. Additional updates might introduce more differences between the two. But, for the moment, the Realme UI introduces the new features found on Android 10, while retaining certain elements from the latest ColorOS version.
Starting with the visuals, the changelog introduces Realme UI. The Smart Sidebar is now optimised for one-hand use, while the File Console has been replaced by the File Manager. The update introduces adjustable long screenshots and optimized gestures in landscape mode.
System changes include Focus Mode, which aims to limit distractions while working, a new charging animation, pause feature for screen recording, improved built-in ringtones, and TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
The update contains optimisations for the Camera UI, Timer UI, and sound. The Album UI features clearer thumbnails, while Album Recommendations can now recognize over 80 different scenes. Realme Share is now compatible with Vivo, OPPO, and Xiaomi devices. The Contacts UI offers a more efficient experience. Updates to the battery include decimal display during charging.
Realme is currently rolling out the update (build number RMX1992AEX_11.C.05 for the X2 and RMX1931EX_11.C.23 for the X2 Pro) exclusively for its Indian users. The changelog for both smartphones is the same, except the Pro misses out on battery optimisation.