- ColorOS 6 will come pre-installed on the Oppo Reno series
- Stable rollout of ColorOS 6 will begin in April
- There is no word when Realme smartphones will receive ColorOS 6
ColorOS 6 – the next major version of Oppo’s mobile operating system – was announced in November 2018 and it subsequently entered the testing phase. The Chinese smartphone maker has now announced that ColorOS 6 is finally making its way to the Oppo Reno Series starting next month and will arrive on a host of the company’s other smartphones later this year. Aside from revealing the update schedule, Oppo has also revealed the features that will come with ColorOS 6, such as a brand new UI design, GameBoost 2.0, and remote guard among others.
The lighter aesthetics and the subtle gradient elements of ColorOS 6 – originally announced back in November last year – are here to stay. The key features of ColorOS 6’s tweaked visual identity include a decluttered layout for Settings menu with a more uniform take on lines, spacing, and paragraphs, thanks to the optimisation by a new layout engine. The icons have been refreshed with new colours and circular design, alongside a host of new wallpapers, animations, as well as a couple of new navigation gestures
Another visual change is the move towards a “full screen” design that relies more on gestures and aims to provide more screen real estate. Remote Guard, on the other hand, is a new feature that will let the guardians keep a tab on their ward’s smartphone usage, such as activating a time lock on playing a particular game or using a social media app. Aside from natively blocking fraudulent messages and spam calls, it also allows one to remotely know important metrics such as battery percentage, location, etc.
With ColorOS 6, Oppo has also introduced the updated version of the HyperBoost performance enhancement feature that includes System Boost, App Boost, and Game Boost. The major upgrade here is GameBoost, which has now been updated to GameBoost 2.0 for delivering better gaming performance with more intelligent system resource optimisation