A few days ago, Google released the Android 12 release candidate build, which is obviously the last beta before stable build. Yesterday, Oppo unveiled its newest custom skin, in the form of ColorOS 12. The Android 12-based ColorOS 12 skin is a feature-packed skin comes with a lot of major changes. In this article, you can explore information about ColorOS 12 features, Eligible Devices, Release Date, and more.
On September 14th last year, Oppo announced its current custom skin – ColorOS 11. A big number of Oppo phones launched within two years already received the ColorOS 11 based Android 11 update. And testing is still undergoing for select pending phones though. As the company is moving its focus to ColorOS 12 based Android 12, I hope Oppo will soon roll out ColorOS 11 for pending models. So, let’s explore more information about the ColorOS 12 custom skin.
Before moving to the features and eligible devices section, here you can check the ColorOS 12 release date.
Oppo has unveiled its next-gen Android 12-based skin – ColorOS 12 in its mainland China. And this is going to be a major upgrade for Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme phones. Yes, this time, Oppo bundles its newest skin with a big list of features, changes, and improvements.
The company has also shared the roadmap details, before moving to the list of eligible devices. Let’s take a look at the ColorOS 12 features.
ColorOS 12 Features
Oppo’s ColorOS 12 dons a big list of new features over Google’s Android 12. The latest skin knocks up with a visual overhaul, widgets, Acrylic icons, Omoji, PC connect, smart sidebar 2.0, and much more.
Now let’s take a look at all the new things of ColorOS 12.
New UI (user interface)
Oppo’s ColorOS skin gets a visual overhaul with the new icons, animations, widgets, Omoji, and more. The new icons are based on the acrylic theme and squircle-shape, the new icons look aesthetic on the ColorOS 12. The skin also bags a bunch of new wallpapers, which were already shared by the company itself last week, you can download the new wallpapers here. Oppo also tweaks some other UI elements in its newest skin.
More Smoother Interface
Oppo’s ColorOS 11 is the smoothest custom skin in its competition. And the new ColorOS 12 is no different. The new skin bags over 300 improved animations, thanks to the Oppo’s Quantum Animation Engine, for providing more smooth experience while using the smartphone. According to Oppo, these new animations stimulate “physical habits of resistance, inertia, and rebound” to make overall smartphone experience “more realistic, smoother, and more intuitive”.
This time, ColorOS 12 comes with an anti-stutter AI engine to reduce the lags and stutters, Oppo claims, that anti-stutter AI engine can “effectively reduce the generation of fragments by processing cold and hot data separately”.
The new widgets are the centerpiece attraction of the upcoming Android OS, i.e. Android 12. And there’s no doubt, it is also coming to every other Android smartphone. Google gives a refresh to the widgets system on Android, and the new widgets on Android 12 are great. Oppo acquires the new widget system for its ColorOS 12 custom skin, and the new bundled its new skin with a big list of cool widgets.
Updated Settings App
Apart from the afore-listed changes, Oppo gives a big overhaul to the UI of the Settings app with the release of ColorOS 12 based Android 12. The current app looks very clean, it has minimal icons. The new Settings app gets colorful icons, along with the tweaks to the other elements in the app.
Improved Privacy and Security
Android 12 comes with a big list of privacy controls. Now users can see the camera or microphone icon on the top right corner of the screen when an app is using it. And the best thing is users can easily change the permission of the app by tapping on the camera or microphone indicator. Google also adds a Privacy Dashboard. This feature will show you details of if any app is using any sensor like Camera, Microphone, Location, or any other sensor along with the timeline.
Apart from these changes, you can also access features such as scrolling screenshots, notification improvements, On-device app search, easier Wi-Fi sharing, One-handed mode, new emojis, improved auto-rotate, AVIF image support, and more. Yes, you can use the essential features of Android 12 OS on Oppo phones after upgrading to ColorOS 12.
ColorOS 12 Eligible Devices aka Compatible Phones
Oppo is going to release the its newest ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 update to a flurry of Oppo and OnePlus phones. Yesterday, the company has shared a list of phones which are going to get ColorOS 12 in its mainland China. We can expect the global roadmap within a few weeks.
If you’re using the Oppo or OnePlus smartphone and want to know whether your phone is eligible for the upcoming ColorOS 12 skin or not, then here’s a list of phones which will get ColorOS 12 based Android 12 update. Now let’s move on to the list.
Early October 2021
- Oppo Find X3 Pro
- Oppo Find X3
- Oppo Find X3 Mars Exploration Edition
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
- Oppo Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition
- Oppo Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
- Oppo Find X2
- Oppo Reno 6 Pro+
- Oppo Reno 6 Pro+ Detective Conan Limited Edition
- Oppo Reno 6 Pro
- Oppo Reno 6
- Oppo Ace2
- Oppo Ace2 EVA Limited Edition
- Oppo Reno 5 Pro+ 5G
- Oppo Reno 5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G
- Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G
- Oppo Reno 5 5G
- Oppo Reno 5 K 5G
- Oppo K9 5G
- Oppo A95 5G
- Oppo A93 5G
First half of 2022
- OnePlus 9R 5G
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- Oppo Reno Ace
- Oppo Reno Ace Gundam Edition
- Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
- Oppo Reno Barcelona Custom Edition
- Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G
- Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G 2020 Summer Custom
- Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G Artist Limited Edition
- Oppo Reno 4 5G
- Oppo Reno 4 SE 5G
- Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G
- Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G Classic Blue Custom Edition
- Oppo Reno 3 5G
- Oppo Reno 3 Vitality Version
- Oppo K9 Pro 5G
- Oppo K7
- Oppo K7x
- Oppo A93s 5G
- Oppo A92s 5G
- Oppo A72 5G
- Oppo A55 5G
- Oppo A53 5G
Last updated on 17th September 2021, we’ll keep updating the list, so stay connected with us. So, this is the list of Oppo devices that will get the ColorOS 12 based Android 12 update.
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