Oppo has unveiled its latest ColorOS 13 UI for the global market and the Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G will be the first handset in India to get the new OS version. The ColorOS 13 is based on the beta version of Android 13. It comes with the Aquamorphic design, which the company claims is inspired by the fluidity of water. The update also includes a new font that is said to improve text readability in any language. ColorOS 13 also features the new Dynamic Computing Engine that improves battery life, Oppo said.
ColorOS 13 availability
ColorOS 13 will be rolled out in India in September this year with the Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G. The company is today starting the global rollout of the new OS version with the Oppo Find X5 Pro and Find X5. In October, the company will release the update for Reno 8 5G, Reno 7 Pro 5G, Reno 7 5G, Reno 6 5G, Oppo F21 Pro, Oppo K10 5G and Oppo A76.
In November, Android 13 beta based ColorOS 13 will be released for Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G, Reno 6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition, Reno 5 Pro 5G, Oppo F21 Pro 5G, Oppo F19Pro+, Oppo K10 and Oppo A96. The update will be released in December for Oppo Find X2 and Oppo A74 5G. In the first half of 2023, the company will roll out the update to Oppo Pad Air, Oppo F19 Pro, Oppo F19, Oppo F19s, Oppo A77, Oppo A57, Oppo A55 and Oppo A53s 5G.
Currently, Oppo plans to roll out the update to nearly 35 smartphone models within the year. The update plan will cover more than 60 countries and more than 160 million users, according to the company. ColorOS 13 will roll out to 20 other phone models starting in 2023.
ColorOS 13: What’s New
ColorOS 13 has the Aquamorphic design inspired by the fluidity of water, according to Oppo. The new ColorOS 13 is based on the beta version of Android 13. The update brings a redesigned user interface. It offers a new theme palette and a new font that is said to improve the readability of text in any language, Oppo added. The ColorOS 13 has a card-like layout for notifications and widgets, and the app icons have curved edges. It also brings the Quantum Animation Engine which enables Aquamorphic effects.
Oppo’s new OS version offers a new series of always-on display (AOD) graphics called Homeland. The AOD images show various animals in their natural habitat. The AOD also gets animations that are said to reveal changes in the habitats the animals live in. The company has also released the Dynamic Computing Engine with ColorOS 13. According to Oppo, the new engine will provide a smoother and more stable user experience by extending a phone’s battery life and allowing it to run more tasks in the background.
Oppo said that with the Smart AOD on ColorOS 13, users can access information from music and food delivery apps directly from the lock screen. The company has partnered with several companies such as Bitmoji, Spotify, Swiggy, and Zomato to integrate the aforementioned feature into the Smart AOD. In addition, the company has lowered the AOD refresh rate to 1 hertz by using the LTPO 2.0 technology. The company claims this can save about 30 percent of power in “some scenarios”.
The company has also added a feature called Meeting Assistant, which can automatically prioritize wireless data packets to provide a stable connection. It also “simplifies” banner notifications to reduce distractions. With the ColorOS 13 update, the multi-screen connection feature now supports sharing between Oppo handsets, Oppo Pad Air and Oppo desktops. The improved version of the multi-screen connect will increase productivity, according to the company.
In addition, ColorOS 13 integrates the underlying privacy features of Android 13. Oppo’s Auto Pixelate feature is also offered with the new OS version that recognizes and blurs profile pictures and names in chat screenshots. ColorOS 13 also brings the new encrypted Private Safe feature with Advanced Encryption Standard, which the company claims would provide “high levels” of security.