Oppo’s independent subsidiary Realme started their journey in India with their first product Realme 1 in the markets. MediaTek Helio P60 processor powered the smartphone. It was initially a rebranded version of Oppo F7 Youth as both of them shared similar design, but the Realme 1 came with some notable improvements. The device sports a stunning diamond cut back panel and runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
At the end of 2018, the company launched its camera and more lifestyle-centric phone Realme U1. The device featured upgraded SoC, it is powered with MediaTek Helio P70. It has a dewdrop notch display. It also features a dual camera set up at the back along with a superior selfie camera. But the software remained the same.
Realme has promised to bring Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 to these devices, and it looks like the company is keeping its promise. The official enrollment process of ColorOS 6 beta testing has been started for both Realme 1 and Realme U1.
Here is the changelog for the same:
· Added notification icons in the status bar
· Added lock screen magazine (only for Realme U1)
· Added a new navigation gesture
· Added app drawer to ColorOS launcher
· Added Riding Mode
· Added Live Wallpaper
· Android Security Patch Level: May 5th, 2019
· Updated UI of the notification panel
· Updated UI of AI Board
· Updated default theme
· Added Nightscape Mode
· Added HAL3 support
· Added realme Theme Store (only for Realme U1)
· Added realme Game Center (certain regions)
· Added realme community app (certain regions)
Like the Realme 2 Pro, Realme U1 users can see the full Camera2 API/HAL3 support as well initially in Beta then in the stable update. Realme U1 users will get the lock screen magazine feature after the update via another OTA. Realme U1 users will also get the long-anticipated Theme Store. All this is mentioned only for Realme U1.
Currently, the Realme support team on Twitter is telling Realme 1 and Realme U1 users the stable ColorOS 6 update for both units are in the process of staged roll out. Means the update has started the rollout in batches and will reach to every device soon. Let us know if you received the update yet or not.