- Realme has begun rolling out Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 beta on 7 Pro.
- Realme 7 Pro users in India can now register themselves for the programme.
- Android 11 will bring new features, including chat bubbles.
Realme 7 Pro is the third smartphone that is now receiving early access to the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 after the X50 Pro 5G, Narzo 20. The roadmap for the Android 11 rollout was detailed by Realme back in September and it explicitly said the first device to get the new Android version will be the flagship X50 Pro 5G, followed by other devices. The mid-range smartphone is now eligible for Android 11 beta installs, which also bring the Realme UI 2 under the Early Access Program.
Realme made the announcement through a forum post, which invites Realme 7 Pro users to enrol themselves in the program. However, you should only do that if you are aware of the nitty-gritty of using beta Android versions. For starters, it is unstable and can cause unexpected shutdowns and software misfires. Which is also why Realme is reserving only 500 spots for the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 Early Access Program for Realme 7 Pro. This means that you will have to hurry up if you are interested in enrolling yourself.
How to register for the Realme UI 2.0 Early Access Program?
To register your device under the Android 11 programme, you need to go to Settings on your Realme 7 Pro, followed by navigation to Software Update tab. On this screen, you need to tap on the cogwheel icon on the top left. Here, the "Trial version" section will be available, which you can tap to enter the enrollment process. The procedure will need you to accept several terms and conditions, after which you will be successfully registered under the Android 11 Early Access Program. The Realme UI 2.0 beta version should be available on your device soon. Make sure you have all the data backed up before you begin with the update process.
Realme 7 Pro will show the firmware version RMX2170_11_C.09, which is a huge 3.57GB in size, that you need to download. As a part of the update, the Realme 7 Pro will get enhanced dark mode, granular notification controls, several new privacy tools, and the new chat bubble that you can enable for conversation apps. This is similar to the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 that is now available under the beta version on Narzo 20 and X50 Pro 5G.
What will change?
The current Realme UI 1.0 is based on Android 10, which is aesthetically identical to Android 11. In a nutshell, there are only a few visual changes that Android 11 brings over Android 10. Moreover, the heavy customisation of the software by OEMs, such as Realme, brings an extra flavour to the vanilla Android version.
Per the Realme roadmap, the next in line to get the Realme UI 2.0 beta versions are Realme 7, Realme 6 Pro, Narzo 20 Pro, and Realme X2 Pro. All of these devices except X2 Pro were launched this year. This means Realme will upgrade nearly all of its 2020 lineup to Android 11 by the end of this year. The Realme UI 2.0 Early Access Program for all Realme devices is scheduled to end sometime in the second quarter of 2021. And surprisingly, the Realme Narzo 20A, which belongs to 2020, will get the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 next year.