These Realme phones will get Android 13 early access

Realme has also announced the Android 13 early access roadmap for all of its other devices.

Highlights
  • Three Realme phones to start getting Android 13 early access this month
  • Realme GT Neo 3 80W, Realme GT Neo 3 150 and Realme GT 2 to get early access in September
  • Roadmap for Android 13 update for all Realme phones revealed

Realme has announced that it is starting the Android 13 early access for three of its smartphones, and laid down the roadmap of Android 13 early access rollout for other Realme smartphones. Both the Realme GT Neo 3 150W and 80W variants, along with Realme GT 2 are getting the Android 13 early access update starting today, Realme has said in a press release. The Realme GT 2 Pro was the first Realme smartphone to get the Android 13 update.

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In its release, Realme said that the early access application channel will open on September 19, and applications will be accepted in batches. This means that if you own one of the abovementioned Realme smartphones, you can apply for Android 13 early access starting September 19. “The upgrade also underlines realme’s commitment to provide its devices with regular and timely updates post launch,” Realme said.

The roadmap from Realme shows that the Realme GT Neo 3 150W, Realme GT Neo 3 80W, and the Realme GT 2 are getting the Android 13 update this month. Further, the newly-launched Realme GT Neo 3T, Realme 9 Pro+ 5G, Realme 9 Pro 5G, and the Realme 9i 5G will get the Android 13 update next month in October.

In November, the Realme GT, Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G, and the Narzo 50 5G will get the Android 13 update. After this, the next set of Realme smartphones to get the Android 13 update will be in Q1 2023. In Q1 2023, 7 Realme smartphones will get the Android 13 update. These include the Realme GT Master Edition, Relame 9 SE 5G, Relame 9 5G, Realme 9, Realme 9i, Realme 8 Pro, and the Realme 8s 5G.

In Q2 2023, only three phones – the Realme 8 4G, Realme 8i, and the Realme Narzo 50 will get the Android 13 update. Further, in Q3 2023, which is almost a year from now, six Realme budget smartphones will get the Android 13 update. This will include the Realme Narzo 50A Prime, Realme C35, Realme C31, Realme C30, Relame C33, and the Realme Narzo 50i Prime.

How to apply for Android 13 early access on Realme phones

Relame, in its release, also suggested that users can apply for the early access program by going into Settings > Software Update > Click the settings icon on the top right corner > Trial version > Apply now > Submit your details and finish the quiz. Realme users are also advised to make sure their battery is charged to 60 percent in order to go ahead with the update.

Android 13 new features

Android 13 brings a more enhanced Material You design and layout for Android users. The themed icons that match your wallpaper’s colour scheme are now available for third-party apps as well. One important feature that comes with Android 13 is that the system will ask you to whether notifications should be allowed as soon as you install a new app.

Android 13 also brings a new clipboard for better privacy and with a cleaner interface. On Android 13, when you copy-paste any text, it appears as a floating window at the bottom with a share button next to it. This makes things easier and keeps what you copied visible throughout the process. There are also a bunch of other privacy, convenience, and cosmetic updates that have come with Android 13.