Realme 5 Pro and Realme X start receiving Android 10 based Realme UI update

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 28 Feb 2020
Realme 5 Pro and Realme X start receiving Android 10 based Realme UI update

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Realme 5 Pro and Realme X start receiving Realme UI update

The update brings Android 10 to the two smartphones

Realme has been on a roll for the last few months, releasing one phone after another. Recently the company launched the Realme X50 Pro 5G, the first phone with the Snapdragon 865 chipset and consequently 5G.  Amidst all the hardware announcements, Realme 5 Pro and the Realme X are now receiving an update to Android 10 based Realme UI.

Since its inception, Realme has been using Oppo’s ColourOS as the choice of operating system for all its smartphones. The company had announced plans to develop its own OS, but the plans were eventually parked. Instead, the company now has a lightly customised version of ColourOS called Realme UI, based on Android 10. In January, Realme XT and Realme 3 Pro received updates to Realme UI and now, Realme 5 Pro and Realme XT users can enjoy the same.

Realme says that the update will roll out in a staggered manner, with the first batch of users getting the update today. Wider roll-out is expected to occur in the coming few days. In terms of features, the list is pretty long, with the most important being an OS-level upgrade from Android 9 to Android 10. Other changes are listed below.

  • Visuals
    • Updated UI to realme UI
    • Brand new Real Design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
  • Smart Sidebar
    • Optimized user interface and improved one-handed operation.
    • Optimized Smart Sidebar: Replaced File Console with File Manager; removed OSIE Visual Effect and No Notification Alerts.
    • Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen Mode.
    • Added two new features: “Assistive Ball Opacity” and “Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App”.
    • Optimized the Floating Window feature for more apps.
    • Added Bubbles: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse or open the app.
  • Screenshot
    • Optimized 3-Finger Screenshot Gesture: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe to take a screenshot of the selected part of the screen (partial screen capture). Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
    • Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
    • Optimized screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release it to share it, or drag it down and release it to take a long screenshot.
  • Navigation Gestures 3.0
    • Optimized: New Android 10 navigation gestures
    • Optimized gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.
  • System
    • Added Focus Mode: Minimizes outside distractions when you are learning or working.
    • Added whole new charging animation.
    • Optimized the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
    • Added pause feature for screen recording.
    • Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
    • New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
    • Optimized system built-in ringtones.
    • Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
    • New management feature for recent tasks: You can view the memory of recent tasks and locked apps.
  • Games
    • Optimized visual interaction for Game Space.
    • Optimized loading animation for Game Space.
  • Homescreen
    • Added new live wallpapers.
    • Added artistic wallpapers.
    • Added option to open Global Search or the notification panel when swiping down on homescreen.
    • Added option to customize the size, shape, and style of app icons on homescreen.
    • Optimized the graphic design of password unlock to facilitate one-handed operation.
    • Support for animated wallpapers on the lockscreen.
    • Added a Simple Mode for homescreen, featuring larger fonts, icons, and a clearer layout.
  • Security
    • Random MAC address Generator: When your phone is connected to Wi-Fi, network system generates a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.
  • Tools
    • In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating window.
    • Added the trim feature in Recordings.
    • Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
    • Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.
    • Added audio source selection for screen recording
  • Camera
    • Optimized the Camera UI for better user experience.
    • Optimized the Timer UI and sound.
  • Photos
    • Optimized the Album UI for a clearer structure and photo thumbnails.
    • Added Album Recommendations that recognize more than 80 different scenes.
  • Communication
    • realme Share now supports sharing files with OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi devices.
    • Optimized the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.
  • Settings
    • Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.
  • Music
    • Added Dual Mode Music Share in realme Lab
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