ColorOS 12 Release Date, Eligible Devices, Expected Features, and More

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The next beta build of Android 12 will probably be the last beta build of the next Android OS. The smartphone OEM makers have already started working on their own next custom skin which will be based on Android 12. And the Oppo is no different, this year, the company is going to unveil ColorOS 12, as the name suggests, it will run on top of Android 12 OS. And as per the leaks, ColorOS 12 is going to bring some major UI changes to the Oppo phones along with a bunch of other features. In this article, you can explore information about ColorOS 12 features, Eligible Devices, Release Date, and more.

On September 14th last year, Oppo announced its current custom skin – ColorOS 11. A big number of Oppo phones launched within two years already received the ColorOS 11 based Android 11 update. And testing is still undergoing for select pending phones though. As the company is moving its focus to ColorOS 12 based Android 12, I hope Oppo will soon roll out ColorOS 11 for pending models. So, let’s explore more information about the ColorOS 12 custom skin.

Before moving to the features and eligible devices section, here you can check the ColorOS 12 release date.

ColorOS 12 Release Date (Expected)

Last year, Oppo is one of the first smartphone OEMs to unveil its custom skin based on Android 11. The company flaunted its ColorOS 11 skin within the first week of the release of Android 11. As Google is yet to release the stable version of Android 12, Oppo didn’t share any word on its upcoming skin. And I hope the company is going to do the same this year as well.

Today, Oppo’s virtual assistant, Breeno, confirmed that version 12 of Oppo’s custom skin is coming out on 13th September.

coloros 12 announcement date
HydrogenOS UI Elements
In China, OnePlus dropped its HydrogenOS skin in the favor of Oppo’s ColorOS. Not only this but earlier this month, OnePlus announced its merger with Oppo. As HydrogenOS is dead, there are some rumors, that Oppo will bag some UI elements of HydrogenOS for the upcoming ColorOS 12. Below we attach allegedly leaked screenshots of the clock app from the next version of ColorOS, flaunting UI elements of HydrogenOS.

More Smoother Interface
Oppo’s ColorOS 11 is the smoothest custom skin in its competition. We’re expecting that the upcoming ColorOS 12 skin will be just as smooth as its forerunner. It feels buttery smooth on high-end phones like Oppo Find X3 Pro or Oppo Reno 6 Pro, thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate panel support. Oppo may also adopt some new animations to flaunt the smoothness of ColorOS.
New Notification Bar
Oppo is going to revamp the notification center on the ColorOS. And the leaks are also suggesting the same. Talking about changes, then Oppo will increase the transparent effect in the updated notification bar, it looks more similar to Xiaomi’s control center. Not only this, but we can also see major changes in the UI of the default file manager. Here’s your first look at the ColorOS 12 control center and file manager.

New Widgets and Customization
The new widgets are the centerpiece attraction of the upcoming Android OS, i.e. Android 12. And there’s no doubt, it is also coming to every other Android smartphone. Google gives a refresh to the widgets system on Android, and the new widgets on Android 12 are great. However, it remains to be seen whether Oppo will also put some changes to it or it is going to be the same as Android 12 default widgets, which we’ve seen on Pixel Phones during the Android 12 beta launch presentation.
Updated Settings App
Apart from the afore-listed changes, the leaks are also suggesting that Oppo is going to bring an overhaul to the UI of the Settings app with the release of ColorOS 12 based Android 12. The current app looks very clean, it has minimal icons. Now the company is set to bring colorful icons to the Settings app.

Improved Privacy and Security
Android 12 comes with a big list of privacy controls. Now users can see the camera or microphone icon on the top right corner of the screen when an app is using it. And the best thing is users can easily change the permission of the app by tapping on the camera or microphone indicator. Google also adds a Privacy Dashboard. This feature will show you details of if any app is using any sensor like Camera, Microphone, Location, or any other sensor along with the timeline.
Apart from these changes, you can also access features such as scrolling screenshots, notification improvements, On-device app search, easier Wi-Fi sharing, One-handed mode, new emojis, improved auto-rotate, AVIF image support, and more. Yes, you can use the essential features of Android 12 OS on Oppo phones after upgrading to ColorOS 12.
ColorOS 12 Eligible Devices aka Compatible Phones (Expected)
Oppo is going to release the upcoming ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 update to a flurry of Oppo phones. Although, as of now, there’s no official list shared by the company on which phones will get the upcoming skin, as per the past few year’s trends we’re expecting it will be available to many affordable, mid-range, and upper mid-range phones.
If you’re using the Oppo smartphone and want to know whether your phone is eligible for the upcoming ColorOS 12 skin or not, then here’s a list of phones that we’re hoping will get ColorOS 12 based Android 12 update. Now let’s move on to the list.IMG: Weibo

We’ll add more details about release date, when Oppo officially share details of its upcoming skin aka ColorOS 11. Now let’s take a look at the ColorOS 12 features.

ColorOS 12 Features (Expected)

Oppo’s ColorOS 12 is set to bring major user interface changes to the Oppo phones. Not only this, but the company is also preparing to bring some elements from its spin-off brand’s custom skin Hydrogen OS. Here are some features and changes we’re expecting to come with ColorOS 12 based Android 12 update on Oppo smartphones.

HydrogenOS UI Elements

In China, OnePlus dropped its HydrogenOS skin in the favor of Oppo’s ColorOS. Not only this but earlier this month, OnePlus announced its merger with Oppo. As HydrogenOS is dead, there are some rumors, that Oppo will bag some UI elements of HydrogenOS for the upcoming ColorOS 12. Below we attach allegedly leaked screenshots of the clock app from the next version of ColorOS, flaunting UI elements of HydrogenOS.

coloros 12 release date

More Smoother Interface

Oppo’s ColorOS 11 is the smoothest custom skin in its competition. We’re expecting that the upcoming ColorOS 12 skin will be just as smooth as its forerunner. It feels buttery smooth on high-end phones like Oppo Find X3 Pro or Oppo Reno 6 Pro, thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate panel support. Oppo may also adopt some new animations to flaunt the smoothness of ColorOS.

New Notification Bar

Oppo is going to revamp the notification center on the ColorOS. And the leaks are also suggesting the same. Talking about changes, then Oppo will increase the transparent effect in the updated notification bar, it looks more similar to Xiaomi’s control center. Not only this, but we can also see major changes in the UI of the default file manager. Here’s your first look at the ColorOS 12 control center and file manager.

coloros 12 release date

New Widgets and Customization

The new widgets are the centerpiece attraction of the upcoming Android OS, i.e. Android 12. And there’s no doubt, it is also coming to every other Android smartphone. Google gives a refresh to the widgets system on Android, and the new widgets on Android 12 are great. However, it remains to be seen whether Oppo will also put some changes to it or it is going to be the same as Android 12 default widgets, which we’ve seen on Pixel Phones during the Android 12 beta launch presentation.

Updated Settings App

Apart from the afore-listed changes, the leaks are also suggesting that Oppo is going to bring an overhaul to the UI of the Settings app with the release of ColorOS 12 based Android 12. The current app looks very clean, it has minimal icons. Now the company is set to bring colorful icons to the Settings app.

coloros 12 release date

Improved Privacy and Security

Android 12 comes with a big list of privacy controls. Now users can see the camera or microphone icon on the top right corner of the screen when an app is using it. And the best thing is users can easily change the permission of the app by tapping on the camera or microphone indicator. Google also adds a Privacy Dashboard. This feature will show you details of if any app is using any sensor like Camera, Microphone, Location, or any other sensor along with the timeline.

Apart from these changes, you can also access features such as scrolling screenshots, notification improvements, On-device app search, easier Wi-Fi sharing, One-handed mode, new emojis, improved auto-rotate, AVIF image support, and more. Yes, you can use the essential features of Android 12 OS on Oppo phones after upgrading to ColorOS 12.

ColorOS 12 Eligible Devices aka Compatible Phones (Expected)

Oppo is going to release the upcoming ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 update to a flurry of Oppo phones. Although, as of now, there’s no official list shared by the company on which phones will get the upcoming skin, as per the past few year’s trends we’re expecting it will be available to many affordable, mid-range, and upper mid-range phones.

If you’re using the Oppo smartphone and want to know whether your phone is eligible for the upcoming ColorOS 12 skin or not, then here’s a list of phones that we’re hoping will get ColorOS 12 based Android 12 update. Now let’s move on to the list.

Oppo A series

  • Oppo A53
  • Oppo A53s 5G
  • Oppo A54
  • Oppo A73 5G
  • Oppo A74 5G
  • Oppo A93
  • Oppo A94

Oppo F series

  • Oppo F17
  • Oppo F17 Pro
  • Oppo F19 Pro
  • Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G

Oppo Find series

  • Oppo Find X2
  • Oppo Find X2 Lite
  • Oppo Find X2 Neo
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • Oppo Find X3
  • Oppo Find X3 Lite
  • Oppo Find X3 Neo
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo K series

  • Oppo K7 5G
  • Oppo K7x
  • Oppo K9

Oppo Reno series

  • Oppo Reno 3 (4G / 5G)
  • Oppo Reno 3 Pro (4G / 5G)
  • Oppo Reno 3 Youth
  • Oppo Reno 4
  • Oppo Reno 4 Pro (4G / 5G)
  • Oppo Reno 4F
  • Oppo Reno 4Z
  • Oppo Reno 5 (4G / 5G)
  • Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G
  • Oppo Reno 5F
  • Oppo Reno 5Z
  • Oppo Reno 6 5G
  • Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G
  • Oppo Reno 6 Pro+ 5G
  • Oppo Reno 6Z

Last updated on 24th July 2021, we’ll keep updating the list, so stay connected with us. So, this is the list of Oppo devices that will get the ColorOS 12 based Android 12 update.

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