OPPO officially presented the new version of its Android customization: from ColorOS 7 to ColorOS 11 based on Android 11. We have already seen how the previous version was one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of user interfaces: well, as the version number that jumps from 7 to 11 also suggests, the new version seems to know an equally important renewal as it brings many on the plate news thick. In the event we learned all the news coming with the ColorOS 11, of which the release on OPPO smartphones has been confirmed starting from the next months. Let's find out all the details together.
ColorOS 11 and Android 11: all the news from OPPO
- Translation with 3 fingers
- Ringtones laboratory
- Chained notification sounds
- Super Power Saving Mode
- Battery Guard
- OPPO Relax 2.0
- Performance: UI First 2.0 arrives
- Privacy and security
- What's new in Android 11
Among the innovations of ColorOS 11 most appreciated by users there are certainly those relating to customization. OPPO has implemented a new one on the new user interface Customizable Dark Mode which allows you to choose between three different color accents from absolute black to a lighter shade, and with the possibility of choosing the times in which to activate this customization.
Even for the Always-On mode there are new customization options: with ColorOS 11 you can add custom text and set an image by drawing a kaleidoscope effect. An option has also been introduced to use a photo in order to create colorful geometric backgrounds: it will be the smartphone that will take care of obtaining the best result automatically.
Translation with 3 fingers
It seems that on ColorOS 11 there is greater integration with Google services and a new feature testifies to this: the translation with 3 fingers. OPPO users can enable automatic translation of the text on the display with the screenshot gesture with 3 fingers (just swipe with 3 fingers). The function opens Google Lens to translate the text shown on the screen.
Thanks to the new lab ringtone, users will be able to create new ringtones by customizing the pace, speed and other details. In this way it will be possible to create unique ringtones for your smartphone by composing them from scratch. Not a small novelty and something very original.
Chained notification sounds
Every day you get to receive thousands of notifications on your smartphone and it is difficult to distinguish them, especially when they arrive in a short time. With the concatenation of notifications, OPPO makes life easier for users by changing the note of consecutive notifications arriving from the same application by creating a real melody. Something great especially in chats, from which messages (and therefore notifications) often arrive in profusion.
Super Power Saving Mode
The Super Power Saving Mode of ColorOS 11 improves the energy saving for extend the battery life with different settings for customization. You can choose up to 6 apps to continue using when the battery is low, closing all the rest to make the battery last longer.
Battery Guard is a feature to preserve the battery in the long run. When charging at night, Battery Guard automatically stops charging to 80% and restarts it later to find the smartphone fully charged when the user wakes up, avoiding having to recharge it unnecessarily after the completion of the recharge.
OPPO Relax 2.0
OPPO Relax, the app created to relax users, goes to version 2.0. Users will be able to select new sounds to relax within one map of the planet Earth, managing to easily select melodies "coming" from certain countries or ethnic groups.
To enhance the experience in Multi-tasking OPPO has created FlexDrop: a function that allows you to start applications in the window with the possibility of holding more than one app open simultaneously on the screen. FlexDrop will not be available on ColorOS 11 immediately but will arrive in October.
Performance: UI First 2.0 arrives
Performance improvements have always been among the cornerstones of OPPO's major updates. And also on ColorOS 11 there will be many. With UI First 2.0 the smartphone will be able to make more use of the RAM to reduce delays. Thanks to UI First 2.0 the RAM usage increases by 45% and at the same time the response rate and frame rate stability they increased by 32% and 17% respectively. All for greater fluidity, more autonomy and greater privacy protection.
Privacy and security
Speaking of privacy and security, ColorOS 11 adds the mode to the software compartment Private System which duplicates applications and data by creating a copy independent of the original and accessible through the most common authentication methods (fingerprint reader and password). OPPO has also added a new shortcut for App Lock which is used to lock apps with a password, fingerprint or facial recognition, and has renewed the permissions system by introducing the possibility of granting temporary access to the camera, microphone and location.
There is also the auto-reset of permissions which returns them to their default values if you don't use the app for a long time. Scoped Storage prevents apps from accessing phone and other app data without user permission.
What's new in Android 11
Being a user interface based on Android 11, the ColorOS 11 also introduces the novelties that Google implemented on Android 11. Among these we find the home automation controls in the shutdown menu, one-time permissions, automatic reset of permissions and the introduction of Google Discovery in the side menu accessible from the Home screen.
When does the update arrive and on which smartphones
OPPO was not limited only to the presentation of ColorOS 11, but also revealed some update timing approximate, and not just for the Asian market. The stable and definitive version will be released on the global market, including Italy, starting from December 2020. The first smartphones that will receive it, in December, will be the following:
- OPPO FIND X2 PRO
- Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition
- Find X2
in early months of 2021 it will be up to:
- Find the X2 Neo
- Find x2 lite
Later in the year the ColorOS 11 will also arrive on the following smartphones, but the precise timing is not yet official.
- OPPO A72
- OPPO A52
- OPPO A91
- OPPO Reno2 Z
- OPPO Reno Z
- OPPO Reno2
- OPPO Reno 10x Zoom
- OPPO Reno
- OPPO A5 2020
- OPPO A9 2020
When the ColorOS 11 beta arrives
Before the final version of ColorOS 11 there will also be one beta public, which will be released over the next few weeks. In many European countries the beta beta will not be officially launched due to the GDPR legislation, but Italian users will still be able to download and install it if they accept that it is not a version that complies with all the GDPR legislation.
- For the complete update roadmap to ColorOS 11 Global stable and beta, access this page