Realme 7, Narzo 20 Pro, X2 Pro, and 6 Pro now receiving Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 betas
Shubham Verma December 30, 2020
Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11, is now available on X50 Pro 5G via the stable channel but its rollout has just begun. According to Realme's roadmap for Android 11 stable rollout, the next in line are the Realme 7 Pro and Narzo 20. But the Realme UI 2.0 Early Access Programme is now open for four smartphones. The beta versions for Android 11 are now rolling out to Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Realme X2 Pro, and Realme Narzo 20 Pro. Interested users, however, need to register themselves to get access.
Three smartphones from the list, the Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, and Realme Narzo 20 Pro were launched earlier this year while the X2 Pro debuted last year in India. It is good news for users of these smartphones as they are getting the update within a short span. Normally, there is a long wait for software upgrades, especially for budget and mid-range devices. "The update also reaffirms realme's commitment to providing regular and timely updates to its devices. And continuing the trend realme 6 Pro, realme 7, realme X2 Pro and narzo 20 Pro devices are now fetching the December realme UI 2.0 update," said Realme in a statement.
As mentioned, users need to enrol themselves to receive the Realme UI 2.0 update on their eligible devices. Realme said the update is going to be available to "a limited set of users'', which makes sense because this is a beta trial and not meant for everyone. Also, people enrolling themselves for the Early Access Program should understand that this software version is not stable and may cause problems on their phones. It is recommended you do not get the beta version on your daily driver to avoid any mishaps. These users will have to fill out a form on Google Forms, which can be accessed by visiting the Realme UI forum.
Realme UI 2.0 brings standard Android 11 features along with custom ones that Realme has designed for its smartphones. These include the enhanced dark mode, rich power button mode, chat bubbles, better gesture navigation, more personalisation options, comprehensive music controls, and finally tighter security. There are improvements on the power consumption front that will allow the battery on your device to last longer.
Realme UI 2.0 also comes with Security Shield that ensures confidential information, such as banking details, remain secure. The Security Shield encompasses Payment Security, App Permission Security, Pseudo Site Blocking, Harassment Call Blocking, and other Android 11 security features right there on your phone. For music controls, the Realme UI 2.0 has an output switcher right there in the notification widget. This is like how iOS allows you to switch between the speaker on the iPhone and any other paired headset or speaker.
After the beta trials on all four smartphones end, the stable version of Realme UI 2.0 will begin to roll out. I am not sure when that will happen but going by the procedure that Realme X50 Pro 5G Android 11 update took, it should be around two months.