Android 12 based ColorOS 12: Release Date, Features, and Eligible Oppo Phones

When will my Oppo Device receive the Android 12?

Oppo as one of the best OEMs has officially unveiled Android 12 based ColorOS 12 globally. The new update debuts with varieties of virtual upgrades, improved privacy policy, revamped UI, and many more enticing features.

Android 11 is no longer the latest version. Google officially released the Android 12 back in October 2021, many phone manufacturers have started rolling out the Android 12 update alongside their custom skin to the eligible devices. Oppo will roll out the latest Android 12 operating system alongside the ColorOS 12 skin to her smartphones.

Fortunately, in today’s article, we’ll be looking at some of the best features of the Android 12 based ColorOS 12 update alongside the release date, and a list of eligible devices.


ColorOS 12 Release Date

Android 12 based ColorOS 12
ColorOS 12 Release Date

Oppo unveiled ColorOS 12 based Android 12 for global users on Monday, October 11, 2021, a month after the ColorOS China launch. The ColorOS 12 was launched on a live virtual event streamlining online on YouTube. Fortunately, Oppo has already started rolling out the Android 12 based ColorOS 12 update to her flagship devices after which we expect the rest of the Oppo lineup to receive the new update.


ColorOS 12 Features

ColorOS 12 Features

Oppo didn’t disappoint us as the latest ColorOS 12 skin comes with varieties of features including refreshed UI, revamped privacy controls, new tools in the Sidebar, and more. Here’s a detailed explanation of the ColorOS 12 features.

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Screen Translate in the Smart Sidebar

The ColorOS 12 added new tools in the Sidebar. There’s a Screen Translate feature, three-finger screenshot command, and Background Stream. The new Screen Translate feature is a smart way of translating the entire text on screen by using the Sidebar. Even when the screen is locked, you can run video in the background with the new Background Stream tool on the Sidebar.

PC Cross-Screen Connection

This is arguably the biggest feature that debuts with the ColorOS 12. It enables you to control and access your phone from the PC without any wired connection. This feature can access and edit documents on your PC that are stored on your phone at blazing speeds. Oppo revealed the feature will work on computers running on Windows 10 and beyond.

Refreshed UI

One of the noticeable features of the ColorOS 12 is how different the user interface is from last year’s ColorOS 11. This Oppo skin comes with a clean, uncluttered UI, unlike previous ones. Also, Oppo revealed it has worked with linguistics experts to provide a wide array of accurate language support and that could be seen in the over 13 Indian languages that come with the ColorOS 12.

Oppo has also put in place Animation Engine 3.0 which will give users a true life experience. The app icons have been redesigned to bring in more details with added light and shadows.

Privacy Controls

The ColorOS 12 update will have the new Android 12 privacy features. There will be a green indicator beside the battery icon if a sensitive app like a camera, microphone, or location is active. Fortunately, the new update has introduced a secure sharing function that allows users to delete metadata from photos before sharing them.

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Instead of sending your precise location to an app, you can decide to send the appropriate one with the upgraded ColorOS 12 Privacy feature. Meanwhile, there’s a privacy dashboard that keeps a record of permissions used by apps although we’ve seen it on previous Android updates.

Improved Battery Optimisation

The ColorOS 12 brings in a revamped battery dashboard that gives a detailed analysis of how the battery has been consumed unlike before. Also, there are numerous power-saving modes such as preventing notifications from waking up the phone, turning off edge lighting, etc.

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Android 12 based ColorOS 12
Eligible Devices

Android 12 based ColorOS 12 Update: Will my Oppo Device be Eligible

Just like in previous years, Oppo does not have any specific rule when it comes to rolling out OS updates to her smartphones. However, the company follows the normal trend of giving out at least two major Android updates to its flagship, mid-range, and budget lineups. That’s to say any Oppo device that comes with Android 10 would receive the latest Android 12 based ColorOS 12.


Android 12 based ColorOS 12 Distribution

Oppo officially kickstart rolling out the Android 12 based ColorOS 12 update on October 11, 2021, lees than a week after the official Android launch event. As of now, a good number of flagship devices have received the update. Here’s a compiled list of them:

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Based on Oppo’s system of rolling out updates, here’s a list of phones that’ll receive the Android 12 update in the upcoming months.

  • OPPO A74 5G
  • OPPO A73 5G
  • OPPO Find X3 Lite 5G
  • OPPO Find X3 Neo 5G
  • OPPO Find X2 Neo
  • OPPO Find X2 Lite
  • OPPO Reno 10X Zoom
  • OPPO Reno 5 F
  • OPPO Reno 5 Lite
  • OPPO Reno 5 Z 5G
  • OPPO Reno 4 Pro 5G
  • OPPO Reno 4 Pro
  • OPPO Reno 4 F
  • OPPO Reno 4 Lite
  • OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G
  • OPPO Reno 4
  • OPPO Reno 3 Pro 5G
  • OPPO Reno 3 Pro
  • OPPO Reno 3
  • OPPO Reno 5 A
  • OPPO F19 Pro
  • OPPO F17 Pro
  • OPPO A94 5G
  • OPPO A94
  • OPPO A93
  • OPPO A74
  • OPPO A53
  • OPPO A53s
  • OPPO A54 5G
  • OPPO A53s 5G
  • OPPO Find X3 Neo 5G (France)
  • OPPO Reno5 5G (Hong Kong SAR, China)
  • OPPO F17
  • OPPO F19 Pro+
  • OPPO F19s
  • OPPO F19
  • OPPO A16s

The above list is not official from Oppo as the company didn’t issue any statement regarding the Android 12 based ColorOS 12 distribution. Our list is based on past trends from Oppo and their habit of giving out three major OS updates to its smartphones. As expected, the newer Oppo devices will first receive the update, followed by older flagships, and then the rest of the mid-rangers.

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