14 September, 2020, SINGAPORE – Global smart device provider OPPO today marked the global launch of its new ColorOS 11 with an online press conference, making history as one of the first OEMs to bring the latest Android 11 update to its users worldwide.
With the concept of “Make Life Flow”, ColorOS retains much loved stock Android features while providing the rich UI customisation that OPPO users seek. The launch, following hot on the heels of Google’s Android 11 announcement, is the result of the close collaboration between both companies.
New level of UI customisation for every personality
ColorOS 11 brings with it an unprecedented level of UI customisation that allows users to have more control than ever over their smartphone experience. Users can essentially create their own Always-On Display, theme, and wallpaper, and choose their favourite fonts, icons, and ringtones.
The latest upgrade also expands Android’s stock Dark Mode with three colour schemes and levels of contrast. Meanwhile, OPPO Relax 2.0 lets users create their own white noise mix while also offering an extensive and immersive collection of sounds from cities around the world.
“ColorOS 11’s focus on UI customisation is rooted in the customer’s desire for a more personalised and unique phone experience,” says Lynn Ni, OPPO ColorOS Design Project Lead.
“The ColorOS team has heeded the user feedback for greater UI customization, offering a more personalized UI that encompasses a wide range of features. In doing so, we are providing users with ample space to demonstrate their creativity and exercise control over their phones.”
Greater efficiency than ever before
Equipped with robust features that improve both work and play, ColorOS 11 is the ideal accompaniment to any lifestyle.
Three-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens, is the first feature OPPO has created in partnership with Google and is able to capture and translate text through a simple screenshot taken with a three-finger gesture.
Flexdrop, another new feature, provides a simple and intuitive solution for multi-tasking. Users can watch videos and send messages at the same time, a feature that is particularly useful for gamers and video-lovers. Users can even switch between and control different smart home devices through a new Device Control menu, without having to download new apps.
To maximise the phone’s available battery, the new Super Power Saving Mode lets users select six apps to run in low-battery situations. Meanwhile, Battery Guard prevents damage from prolonged charging at unstable power voltages by learning user habits. It intelligently pauses charging once it reaches 80% at night, before resuming to achieve a full charge by the time users wake up.
Unparalleled smoothness to “Make Life Flow”
While high frame rates are a positive industry advancement, a common side effect is that phones often experience lags and stutters as a result. To combat this, ColorOS 11 has introduced UI First 2.0, which combines OPPO’s proprietary lag-reducing engine with Quantum Animation. This boosts RAM utilisation by 45%, improving the response rate by 32% and the frame rate by 17%.
AI App Preloading on the other hand learns its user behavior to preload the most-used apps, reducing loading time. SuperTouch also intelligently identifies user scenarios and optimises the phone’s touch response speed accordingly, improving system fluency.
A heightened focus on user security and privacy
ColorOS 11 incorporates stock Android 11’s newly added privacy options while creating a series of additional privacy protection and data security features. Private System creates a separate system where a second version of apps and data runs independent of the original, and is accessible only via a separate fingerprint scan or password
A new shortcut to App Lock enables users to lock apps through password, fingerprint, or facial verification. The permissions system has also been enhanced, with temporary permissions that reset camera, microphone, and location access when the app is closed. Meanwhile, auto-reset permissions return app permission settings to default if they haven’t been used in a long time. To prevent malicious apps from accessing other apps’ data, scoped storage restricts apps’ access to phone data, requesting user permission in order to do so.
The fastest and widest rollout in ColorOS history
The current beta launch of ColorOS 11 invites tech-savvy users to explore the new features and offer feedback, with an official version to follow in the coming weeks. ColorOS 11 is set to be rolled out across OPPO’s various offerings, starting with the Find X2 Series and Reno3 Series. The complete rollout will cover 28-plus phone models, including the Find, Reno, F, K, and A series.