realme recently announced the Android 11 Preview Release for the realme X50 Pro. However, Android 11 is not the only highlight of this release. The Android 11 Preview Release for realme X50 Pro comes onboard with the latest iteration of realme UI, the realme UI 2.0. To recall, realme started out with Oppo’s ColorOS as their custom skin and later made the switch to their homegrown realme UI. As evident from its name, realme UI 2.0 is the second version of their homegrown skin. realme UI 2.0 packs several new features and improvements over its previous version. Here’s a lineup of the prominent new features and changes in the Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 for realme X50 Pro.
Revamped System Launcher
With realme UI 2.0, realme has added support to sort applications according to- Name, Time of Install, and Most Used. To recall, previously users could only sort the app drawer on the basis of alphabetical order. On the home screen front, long-pressing presents several customizations options directly on the front page. These options include support for third-party icon packs, grids, and other options, which were previously hidden under the settings page. App Folders on the home screen can now be directly merged, starting with realme UI 2.0.
Upgraded Dark Mode
realme has added support for Dark Mode in realme UI 1.0. However, it was a pretty lackluster dark mode with basic functionality. With realme UI 2.0, users can now select between three varying darkness levels, namely, Enhanced, Medium, and Gentle, based on their personal preference. There are other add-ons such as the option to adjust the icons to dark mode and reducing the contrast of the theme to reduce eye strain. Users can also force dark mode on certain applications that don’t come with the same by default.
Overhauled Notification Panel
The notification panel also witnesses changes with realme UI 2.0. In this new iteration of realme UI, the notification panel, when extended, features a more translucent shade compared to the completely opaque shade present on realme UI 1.0. realme has also doubled down on the one hand usability aspect, and has therefore improved the reachability of the extended notification shade. realme achieved this by moving the quick settings toggle towards the bottom of the screen. A new App Lock toggle has also been added, among other things.
Enhanced Game Space
With the recent uprise of mobile gaming in India, gaming has become a priority for many smartphone users. To cater to this need, realme has now completely revamped their Game Space, by adding a tonne of new features such as, various power consumption modes ( Low, Competition, and Balanced Mode), option to adjust resolution, brightness lock, quick startup, immersive mode, and others. These features coupled with those trickled from realme UI 1.0, should help gamers customize their gaming experience as per their needs.
New Personalization Centre
The Personalization section is a completely new option under the Settings Application. With this new section, realme has attempted to bring all the customizations options of the device under one roof. This is quite similar to the one found on Oxygen OS. With the help of the options available under this menu, users can change and customize the Device Themes, Wallpapers, Icon Packs, Application Layout, Device Font, Edge Lighting, and the Notification Drawer. realme has added a plethora of new designs and styles under the AOD and Fingerprint Style Options.
Redesigned Camera Application
realme has also worked on improving the camera layout. With realme UI 2.0, the ability to have overlay grids and cross-hair in the view-finder has been added. Users can now share and edit captured images directly from the camera application, by long-pressing the preview bubble. Talking about editing, realme has added a galore of new editing features in the edit section to better assist users.
Enhanced Charging Features
realme is known for its fast charging technology, named Dart and SuperDart. While, it is a great convenience to have, fast charging has a bad effect on battery health, in the long run, causing the battery to age faster. To help with this issue, realme has added the option to optimize night charging. According to the brand, this feature will monitor device usage patterns and accordingly optimize night charging speeds to maximize battery health.
All new System Cloner and Option to recover Uninstalled Apps
Here, realme has taken a page from MIUI’s book and implemented the option to create a secondary system. realme calls it System Cloner. This feature seems to be inspired from MIUI’s Dual Space. With System Cloner, users can create a new system within a device with separate accounts, screen lock and passwords. realme has also added the option to recover Uninstalled Applications from the device with realme UI 2.0.
Apart from the aforementioned features and improvements, realme has added numerous other functions with realme UI 2.0. One of them is the option to create QR Codes to ease the sharing of passwords for Personal Hotspots. Android 11 brings it with the ability to create Chat Bubbles and easily access the notification history. Both of these features have been implemented in realme UI. realme has added the feature of Quick Return Bubbles, which helps users quickly dive back into ongoing games, at the click of a button.
As mentioned earlier, the Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 Preview Update for realme X50 Pro isn’t publicly available and is being tested internally. We expect realme to announce the road map for realme UI 2.0, very soon. We will update our readers, as soon as there are new developments on the same.
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