Here are the first batch of smartphones getting ColorOS 12 (Android 12)


A few days ago, OnePlus Weibo page announced that some models of Oppo and OnePlus will be upgraded to the ColorOS 12 operating system. This new ColorOS is on top of the latest Android 12 operating system. According to the report, ColorOS 12 is also the first batch of operating systems compatible with Android 12 in China. The first batch of early adopters includes the Oppo Find X3 Pro series and the OnePlus 9 series. The limited recruitment of ColorOS 12 based on the official version of Android 12 is now open. The compatible models include five smartphones. Out of this number, three are Oppo devices while two are OnePlus’s smartphones. The smartphones include

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition
  • Oppo-Find X3
  • OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 9 5G

These are the smartphones that can currently apply for this update. If a user’s application gets approval, the device will receive the update within three days.

ColorOS 12

Regarding the test qualification of ColorOS 12, the official said that users who have participated in the internal test before do not need to apply for the public test. ColorOS will continue to push the new version of ColorOS 12 for users afterward. Subsequently, it will also push the official version in the later stage of the test.

Users who want to sign up can go through “Settings > Software Update > Settings Icon in the upper right corner > Click Upgrade Early adopters > Upgrade Open Beta”, then click “Book Now”, fill in the relevant information, complete the answers and submit it.

More models to get ColorOS 12 in November & December

According to the official plan, early adopter models will get the update in early October. However, a large wave of models will get this update in November. The smartphones waiting to get this update in November includes

  • Oppo Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • Oppo-Find X2
  • Oppo Find X2 League of Legends Limited Edition
  • Oppo Reno6
  • Oppo-Reno6 Pro
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro+
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro+ Detective Conan Limited Edition
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However, in December, yet another set of Oppo devices will get the ColorOS (Android 12) update. These devices include

  • Oppo Ace2
  • Oppo Ace2 EVA limited edition
  • Oppo-Reno5 series
  • Oppo K9
  • Oppo A95
  • Oppo-A93

ColorOS 12 new features:

  • Overhaul of the user interface based on Infinite Design with new icons, animations, avatars. The design of the icons has been uniform throughout the UI, the colors are more muted
  • Optimized position of the UI elements: there are more spaces so that the user cannot get confused
  • Increased text contrast, added color shades
  • Improved FlexDrop function for multitasking: you can drag an app with a gesture, as well as switch between full-screen view and those in a small and mini window
  • Smart Sidebar 2.0 with six innovative tools, including playing music from the web directly within the Music Player app or comparing prices on e-commerce sites
  • Connection function between different screens for PC-smartphone connectivity. So you control the smartphone itself from the laptop, for example, and can transfer files quickly (requires Windows 10)
  • Car Screen Projection functionality and support for an increasing number of apps that can be viewed directly from the display of your car
  • Emoji: emoji avatars that can be created through the Face Capture algorithm
  • Smoother animations
  • Performance improvements
  • 300 new animations thanks to the Quantum Animation Engine
  • AI for the containment of lag in the UI. Tests conducted by Oppo have obtained satisfactory results: a simulation of continuous use for 36 months has in fact led to the aging of the smartphone by only 2.75% and a decrease in reading and writing performance of 5%. The same AI can manage the apps so as to guarantee a personalized use of the smartphone based on the habits and preferences of the users.
  • New features for privacy and security (as provided by Android 12)
  • Ability to delete metadata from images and videos before they are shared on the network
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