Another Realme phone has joined the list of phones running on Android 13. More than half a year after the Android 13 release, Realme 8 Pro is finally getting stable Android 13 via Realme UI 4.0 update. Let’s find out what’s new comes with the Android 13 update on Realme 8 Pro.
About two months back, Realme announced the Android 13 open beta for the Realme 8 Pro. And after being in beta testing for a long time, the stable version is finally here for the device. Realme 8 Pro was released in 2021 with Android 11. The device later received the Android 12 update. This means Android 13 is the second major update for the device.
Realme 8 Pro is one of the popular models from the OEMs and so it was already expected that it will receive the Android 13 update, but the timeline was not confirmed. The Android 13 and Realme UI 4.0 update for Realme 8 Pro come with build number RMX3081_11.F.03. And since it’s a major update it weighs a lot.
Coming to changes and new features that are part of this update, includes new aquamorphic design, improved privacy and security, and more. You can check the official changelog below.
- Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
- Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
- Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
- Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
- Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
- Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
- Optimizes fonts for better readability.
- Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
- Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
- Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
- Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
- Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
- Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
- Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
- Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default • You can search content online and on your device.
Security & privacy
- Optimizes Private Safe • The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.
Health & Digital wellbeing
- Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.
If you have a Realme 8 Pro running on the latest Android 12 build RMX3081_11.C.25 | RMX3081_11.C.26, then you will get the OTA update soon on your phone. It is a batch rollout which means the update might not be available right away for some users. You can also check for the update manually in Settings.
Before upgrading your phone to Android 13, make sure to backup important data and charge your phone to at least 50%.