“Smartphones starting from the Realme 1 will receive the RealmeOS with an OTA update in the future”
RealmeOS is currently under testing with select few users under the Project X beta testing program. Though there is no launch date yet, the brand’s India head Madhav Sheth mentioned the operating system would offer highly requested features and more. Realme phones currently are powered by OPPO’s ColorOS custom skin on top of Android. Now, Madhav Sheth, speaking to XDA Developers at the company’s Realme 5 series launch event, said RealmeOS is still in the early phase of development and there’s only limited information that he could share. Despite having different expectations and requirements from devices, Sheth says that they align with regards to software experience.
The company had already pushed ColorOS 6 update based on Android 9.0 Pie to most of its devices including Realme 1 and Realme U1, among others. As for the RealmeOS, Madhav explicitly mentioned that “if we have any sort of OS, all the devices will have the same thing. All the devices from Realme 1 to the latest device. That is very clear.” Realme introduced new ColorOS features with the Realme 5 Pro, including the improved quick toggles, app vault with password or fingerprint protection, and hotspot management options to limit the speed of the tethered connection. These features will also be available to the older Realme devices through an OTA update.
Having said that, Madhav Sheth stressed that RealmeOS is still far from being finalised and that he is refrained from sharing any details about the project. Meanwhile, Realme XT is the name of the 64MP phone that has been in the works for a while. The handset is also teased to launch in India around September end.