- Realme 5 Pro will not get the beta versions of Realme UI.
- The smartphone will now directly hit the stable release channel.
- Realme 5 Pro was launched in India last year.
Back in January, Realme had announced the roadmap for the rollout of the company's ambitious Realme UI software for its smartphones. The list encompasses almost all Realme smartphones, including the Realme 5 Pro, which was launched in India in August last year. The Realme 5 Pro (Review) was scheduled to receive the Realme UI in India in February after a couple of beta releases. However, Realme 5 Pro is now said to skip the beta releases and directly receive the stable version of Android 10-based Realme UI in India.
A few days back, Realme India's support account on Twitter replied to one of the users' queries, saying that Realme UI beta programme "will not be available" for Realme 5 Pro. While the tweet does not tell anything about the rollout of the stable version, a report by Piunikaweb.com claims Realme 5 Pro will be eligible for only the stable channel release in India. Interestingly, the China model of the Realme 5 Pro, called the Realme Q is already covered under the Android 10 beta release programme, adding fuel to the speculation that the Indian variant will hit the stable channel directly.
Realme 5 Pro currently runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie in India. It was scheduled to get Android 10-based Realme UI in February but there has been no word since the announcement. In fact, the company has not even released the beta version for the Realme 5 Pro, unlike the Realme 3 Pro and Realme XT, which were the first two devices eligible for beta testing. However, the two smartphones began receiving the stable Realme UI version within a short time since the beta programme started. The reason why Realme is skipping rolling out the beta versions on Realme 5 Pro could be the lack of interest of users.
The first smartphone to launch with Android 10 out of the box in India is the Realme C3, which debuted earlier this month. It is an entry-level smartphone that comes with dual cameras, a 5000mAh battery, and a 6.5-inch display. The Realme X50 Pro 5G, which is scheduled to be launched on February 24, is also expected to come running Android 10-based Realme UI out of the box.
As for the Realme 5 Pro, the smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch FHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. The smartphone has four cameras at the back - a 48-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a 16-megapixel front-facing camera on the smartphone. The Realme 5 Pro was launched at a starting price of Rs 13,999 but it has seen many price cuts over time and is now available to purchase at Rs 11,999 onwards.