“Interested users can now download and install the latest OS with ColorOS 6 skin up top”
True to its words, OPPO’s sub-brand Realme has now started rolling out Android 9 Pie beta update with ColorOS 6 to its affordable Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones. Interested users can visit Realme forums to try out the new OS before its official release. The update is available on a first-come-first-serve basis as there are limited spots available. To enroll, users will have to click on respective links of Realme 2 and Realme C1 Android 9 Pie beta’s Google Form and enter the details such as email ID and the handset’s IMEI number.
Once the details are submitted, and your beta enrollment is accepted, you’ll receive the update via OTA. It’s worth mentioning that since it’s a beta update there could be multiple bugs and issues. We would advise against downloading the Android 9 Pie beta update on Reame 2 and Realme C1 if you’re using them as your daily drivers.
As for the features, the Android 9 Pie beta-based ColorOS 6 is said to bring a bunch of improvements. These include notification icons in the status bar, a new navigation gesture system, app drawer to ColorOS launcher, and a riding mode. Apart from this, the update ropes in Realme’s theme store, a riding mode, and Android Security Patch Level: June 5th, 2019. The user interface gets an updated notification panel, AI board, and default theme.
Both Realme C1 and Realme 2 boot Android Oreo-based ColorOS 5 out of the box. This is the first major software update for both the handsets. Besides cameras and configurations, the phones have almost similar specifications. They both rock Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, 4,230mAh battery, and a 6.2-inch HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. For photography, the Realme 2 features 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors on the rear and 8-megapixel shooter on the front, the Realme C1 packs 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear cameras and 5-megapixel front camera.
The Realme 2 comes at a starting price of Rs 8,990 for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option, while the Realme C1 will set you back to Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.
|Octa Core, 1.8 GHz|
|2 GB RAM|
|6.2 inches (15.75 cm)|
|720x1520 px, 271 PPI|
|13 MP + 2 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|5 MP Front Camera|