Update as of September 29: At a recent weekly Q&A session on its forum, Realme confirmed a few features that originally arrived on Realme UI 2.0 but will be dripping down to Realme UI 1.0 as well. It includes minimized banners for incoming calls that will get rid of filling up the entire screen when an incoming call arrives. Next up, it is confirmed that the Realme UI 2.0 will not arrive based on Android 10. The Realme UI 1.0 will get an icon pull-down feature along with it. Next up, Realme UI 2.0 sports System Cloner app that unfortunately, it will not dribble down to Realme UI 1.0. [Source]
Update as of September 16: The Super Power Saving Mode is making it to all devices running on Realme UI 1.0 through a future software update. It uses several strategies like throttling CPU frequency to save power and adjusting brightness among others. Just like any other mode, they can engage and disengage the Super Power Saving Mode. It allows six predefined apps to work on the device which includes Messages, Phone, browser as per user discretion. [Source]
Update as of August 28: Realme has added another feature on Realme UI that brings parents an enhanced parental control feature to monitor their kid’s phone usage. Here more about it.
Update as of August 27: Realme UI from Realme has reached almost all the Realme devices by now. It sets it apart with the features it either arrived by default or the ones added over time. In an OS QnA With Devs, users asked several questions and the developer gave a few hints about what we can expect with Realme UI future updates. Starry Mode for flagship devices is in the works. When asked if there could be a Chroma boost filter for the selfie camera, the developer added that it is reserved for rear cameras although they are working on enhanced AI beauty features for the front cam.
Another feature that the company is working on is the ability to convert photos into PDF without needing any third-party apps to do it. The filter will arrive embedded in a text scanner although there’s no ETA available around it as of now. Another feature that Realme developers confirmed is a Movie Mode that changes the aspect ratio to 2.39:1 aka Cinemascope ratio in the camera app. [Source]
[Restored] Update as of June 25, 2020: Many Realme and Oppo users are facing “No network connection” issue when they are trying to check for any software updates. According to Realme, this is a temporary issue caused due to huge influx of users trying to check & upgrade their phones. The OEM has put its OTA servers for maintenance to improve service. The interface will work as normal once the servers are back online. The problem is likely to stay put for an estimated two days before the servers could swing back to normalcy. [Source]
Realme as a brand was officially introduced on May 4th, 2018, in China with the founder Sky Li. The brand offers high-end specifications in its budget smartphones that are treated to be the best in class, modern, stylish pieces of smartphones available in today’s market. Realme has an impressive lineup of smartphones released from its inception to date which includes some of the power devices sporting upper mid-range Helio and Snapdragon processors that drive the cost of smartphones while optimized enough to make it a competitive device available today.
At the moment, almost all the smartphones released this year run the latest Android Pie 9.0 which increases the chances of these phones to get bumped to the upcoming Android 10. Similarly, there are a few smartphones from last year’s line up that are waiting in tow to get the update as well, although the timeline is pretty extensive and no exact date but only the quarter has been confirmed yet. Thus, here’s a list of smartphones that are likely to get Android 10 driven on the specs sheet.
Android 10 brings a copious amount of features and APIs onboard starting with native support to foldable devices and 5G while a dark mode has found a way to become a system-wide native feature as well. Android 10 will have enhanced biometric-based logins for the system and apps installed while a new permission-based system will allow users to see the permissions used by any app transparently arranged in a simple list. The upcoming OS will also feature a boatload of features such as Live Captions which will be integrated into several video playback apps and will transcribe the video automatically.
As per the timeline is concerned, Android 10 was announced officially on September 3rd as “Android 10”. This came as a surprise since it was earlier speculated that Google would name it on a dessert as it does every year. Anyways, Google has made it official that all the future Android OSes will have numerical identifiers such as Android Q becomes Android 10, Android R becomes Android 11 and so on. Post its release, the update has been rolled out for Pixels and Essential Phones the same day followed by smartphones signed up under its Project Treble where Realme 3 Pro has already received the beta update. It will be followed by a global rollout that will be based on the nature of the OS i.e. stock or custom, brand, model, region and other factors so this might take some time.
- List of Android 10 supported Realme Devices
- Realme C20
- Realme V15 5G
- Realme 7
- Realme 7 Pro
- Realme X7
- Realme X7 Pro
- Realme V3
- Realme 6S
- Realme X50 Pro Player Edition
- Realme X3 SuperZoom
- Realme Narzo 10A
- Realme Narzo
- Realme 6 Pro
- Realme 6
- Realme 6i
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- Realme X50m 5G
- Realme C3
- Realme X50 5G
- Realme X50 5G Master Edition
- Realme 5
- Realme 5i
- Realme 5s
- Realme XT
- Realme 5 Pro
- Realme X2
- Realme X2 Pro
- Realme 3 Pro
- Realme X Master Edition
- Realme X Lite
- Realme X
- Realme C2
- Realme 3 MT6771
- Realme 3
- Realme C1 (2019)
- Released in the Year 2018
- Realme U1
- Realme C1 (2018)
- Realme 2 Pro
- Realme 2
- Realme 1
- What should you do if your Realme phone isn’t eligible for Android 10?
- AOSP Android 10 for Realme devices:
Android 10 Features
Android 10 packs in a lot of features that are either enhanced over the years or have been introduced as new ones.
Live Captions: The feature transcribes everything from audio to video to recording in a clear subtitle-like caption which makes it easier for people to read. It can be handy for those who have hearing issues although it does have a varied range of features onboard.
Dark Theme: Introduced as a system-wide Dark theme, it paints the UI black which is, of course, a huge power saver when it comes to battery consumption which is usually higher when the screen is lit up brightly. It also reduces the amount of glare and blue light that passes through it thereby reducing the strain on the eyes as well.
Gesture-based Navigation: Available as an option amidst others, this newly introduced gesture-based navigation uses gestures across the display to get things done. It uses the left & right edges to ‘go back’ while the bottom edge can be used to retreat to the home screen or open app drawer and previews as well and that’s all with just a gesture.
Privacy & Location Controls: Android 10 brings enhanced Privacy & Location controls onboard where users have control over what apps use which permissions and if it is required. Further, users can select whether to completely deny or accept or allow applications to use location services only when the app is running among other features and more.
Smart Replies: You have already tried this feature if you use Gmail where now, AI predicts the possible answers based on the context of the email or message sent. With Smart Replies, it will apply to all messaging apps and the number of apps it supports is increasing allowing users to simply tap and send an automated reply or actions.
Foldable & 5G Ready: Yes, Android 10 is compatible with varying foldable displays and it is 5G ready so you just need to plug and play to get access to these two latest technologies.
Focus Mode: Don’t get distracted as the Focus Mode allows users to concentrate on their work rather than getting annoyed with notifications from apps that you don’t want to hear from at the moment.
List of Android 10 supported Realme Devices
Note that the given list is of Realme phones released this year and is highly likely to get Android 10 without any doubt although there could be exceptions.
The Realme C20 is the latest addition in the affordable C-series smartphone from Realme. It brings on-board 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel and it is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 SoC with 2GB RAM with 32GB storage. It has Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 out-of-the-box.
Realme V15 5G
Realme launched the V15 5G in the first month of 2021 with a giant 6.4” FHD+ AMOLED display, a sturdy Dimensity 800U SoC under the hood along with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There’s a 4,310 mAh battery mounted on it with 65W power adapter. Finally, the device arrived with Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 out-of-the-box.
Realme 7 launches with a 6.5” FHD+ IPS panel with 90hz refresh rate. The mid-range device gets gaming prowess thanks to the Helio G95 that it packs in. The device gets a 64MP quad-camera setup with a 5000 mAh battery bundled with 30W fast charging. The device gets Android 10-based RealmeUI 1.0 out-of-the-box.
Update as of December 18: Talking about the screen flickering issue on Realme 7, Madhav on his episodic series AskMadhav said that the developers are constantly working on providing a permanent fix to this issue. He mentioned that the update bearing version number A.71 did have a bug fix to curb this issue, however, if the users are still facing the same screen flickering issue, they can submit their feedback and Realme will look after fixing the same with another update in the coming days. [Source]
Update as of December 20: Just yesterday, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth stated that the A.71 update will fix the screen flickering issue with the Realme 7 for good, but it didn’t. Perhaps, there are abundant reports of users claiming that the screen flickering, ghosting issue is still apparent on Realme 7 even after upgrading to A.71. The Chinese manufacturer will have to offer yet another update to fix this issue for good. As of now, a user posted on Realme Community that turning off the Super Nighttime Standby on Realme 7 appears to be working so do try it out. [Source 1, 2]
Realme 7 Pro
The Pro variant for Realme 7 packs in quite a few powerful muscles thanks to its Snapdragon 720G SoC, a 6/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device packs in a hefty 64MP primary sensor clubbed with three others aka 8MP+2MP+2MP sensors at the back while the front has a 32MP sensor. The device sports a 6.4” FHD+ Super AMOLED panel and runs on the latest Android 10-based RealmeUI 1.0.
Realme 7 made it in India on the 1st of September with a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G processor under the hood. The device sports a 6.4” AMOLED panel with 32MP front and a 64MP quad camera setup at the back. It arrives with a 4,300 mAh battery under the hood with 65W fast charging tech. Above all, the phone runs on Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0.
Realme X7 Pro
The Realme X7 Pro gets a slightly powerful specification with a Dimensity 1000+ 5G chipset under the hood. The phone packs in a vibrant 6.55” AMOLED panel with 120hzx refresh rate, a 32Mp front and a 64+8+2+2MP rear quad-camera setup. A 4500 mAh battery sits under the hood with a 65W SuperDart Flash Charge. The phone comes with Android 10 flavored Realme UI 1.0 on-board and no doubt it will also get Android 11 for sure.
Realme V3 5G is the most affordable phone powered by 5G at just $205. The phone is powered by Dimensity 720 chipset and has a 6.5” HD+ LCD panel with a water drop-shaped notch. The device arrives with a hefty 5000 mAh battery under the hood. The phone runs on the latest Android 10-based RealmeUI 1.0 in China and other variants are expected to join soon.
The mid-range Realme 6S made it official earlier in the first week of June with Android 10-based Realme UI out-of-the-box. It is up-to-date and will be getting Android 11 too.
Realme X50 Pro Player Edition
Realme X50 Pro Player Edition is the gaming-oriented flagship smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC on-board. The device runs on the latest Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 and thus, it is up-to-date.
Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom is a flagship-grade smartphone that made its debut earlier in June 2020. It too runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box and in fact, it will be among the first Realme smartphones to get bumped to Android 11.
Realme Narzo 10A
Hailing to the budget category, Realme Narzo 10A runs on Realme UI 1.0 based on Android 10 which is the latest and up-to-date.
The affordable Realme Narzo that was launched earlier in May sporting an Helio G80 processor runs on the latest Android 10 out-of-the-box i.e. it is updated.
Realme 6 Pro
Realme 6 Pro made its debut in March 2020 with Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 and thus, it is up-to-date.
Just as Realme 6 Pro, the Realme 6 arrived in March 2020 with Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 out-of-the-box. Thus, it is up-to-date.
Just as its siblings Realme 6 and 6 Pro, the Realme 6i too runs on the latest Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0, and therefore, it is up-to-date for now. It will also get Android 11 sometime next year.
Realme X50 Pro 5G
The Realme X50 Pro 5G arrived earlier this year in February with Snapdragon 865, up to 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.0 RAM. The device runs on the latest Android 10 OS based Realme 10 out-of-the-box and thus, it is up-to-date already.
Realme X50m 5G
Another of the higher mid-range phones from Realme, the X50m G runs on the latest Android 10 when it made its debut, and thus, it is already updated.
The budget-category Realme C3 arrived in February this year with an Helio G70 processor on-board. It runs on the latest Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 out-of-the-box already.
Realme X50 5G
The vanilla Realme X50 5G runs on the latest Android 10-based ColorOS 7 out-of-the-box.
Realme X50 5G Master Edition
Just like its vanilla version, the Realme X50 5G Master Edition too arrived with Android 10 out-of-the-box.
Realme has been following the Android 10 roadmap quite closely with Realme 5 getting its major Android 10 upgrade last month. Realme rolled out the stable update via OTA to a limited number of users to assess it. Now that it has received feedback from satisfied users, it has released a manual link to download the Android 10 build in India with version number RMX1911EX-11.C.47 while other countries have already started getting their set of updates as well. Here’s a download link for the same.
Update as of June 25th: Realme 5 is now getting June 2020 Androidi security patch for all devices bearing software version C.49. Check out for update bearing build number RMX1911EX_11.C.49 and install the new version for the latest security patch.
Just like Realme 5, Realme 5i was promised to get the stable update in May 2020 and the Chinese manufacturer didn’t fail to update a limited number of devices via OTA upgrade. With that being said, the link for downloading and manually installing the Android 10 in India bearing version number RMX1911EX-11.C.47 for which the link is available here.
Update as of June 25th: Just as Realme 5, the Realme 5i too has received June 2020 Android security patch bearing build number RMX1911EX_11_C.49 to install the patch.
Realme 5s is the last device in the Realme 5-series to get its share of upgrades. Although Realme released the Android 10 stable update via OTA last month in May 2020, it was a limited rollout. Only after getting the feedback from users that Realme is now pushing a manual installation of the stable update in India that you can download here. If you have already received the OTA update, do go through with it already. Download the installation file by clicking here.
Update as of June 25th: Realme 5s too has received the latest June 2020 Android security patch as on June 24th that updates the security definitions. Look out for an update bearing build number RMX1925EX_11_C.49.
Realme XT started receiving Android 10-based ColorOS 7 on January 17. Although it was previously announced to get Realme UI 1.0, the latter was unavailable. Realme XT intercept Android 10 bearing version number RMX1921_11_C.01 in India on the same day as Realme 3 Pro and a few days later, Realme UI was rolled out on Realme XT devices. Soon on January 18, the OTA update was rolled out to users. Here’s a link to download the global stable ROM. Realme XT also received LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 as of March 9 that you can download here.
Update as of June 25th: Realme XT is getting its share of June 2020 Android security patch bearing build number RMX1921EX_11.C.05. Along with it, Realme XT users will get a bunch of new features including its digital financial services app called PaySa, a Realme Link, charging decimal display feature, enhanced transparency in the slide back gesture and more. [Source]
Realme 5 Pro
Realme 5 Pro was originally slated to receive Android 10 Q in February as per the roadmap that the Chinese smartphone maker released. Just at the end of February, Realme 5 Pro users have finally started receiving Android 10 Q updates on their phones via OTA update with software version number RMX1971EX_11_C.01 and alike in other regions as well.
Update as of June 15th: After a few months of Android 10, Realme 5 Pro is getting another upgrade and this time, it is June 2020 Android security patch that arrives on 5 Pro in a phased manner bearing build number RMX1971EX_11.C.04. It also brings features like Realme PaySa (India), Realme Link and others on-board.
Realme released an Android 10 roadmap a few weeks earlier that gives the tentative date when any Realme device would get its update. Realme X2 received its Android 10-based Realme UI upgrade as of March 26 and was rolled out across all units so a delay of a few days was expected. The OTA update arrived in all Realme X2 units with version number C.05 among others. The update soon arrived in China on March 31 followed by its Indian stable version roll out on April 02 bearing software version number RMX1992AEX_11.C.05. Download the Indian Stable Version here.
Realme X2 Pro
Just as Realme X2 intercepted the Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 update, its Pro variant aka Realme X2 Pro too started receiving the update by the end of March bearing build number RMX1931EX_11.C.23. It was a batch rollout so people did find out a bit of delay intercepting it. On March 31st, the China variant of Realme X2 Pro too intercepted its Android 10 update. Download the Indian Stable Version here.
Realme 3 Pro
Realme 3 Pro is a phone listed under Project Treble which means it has already received Android 10 beta updates several times. The device is in tow to get Android 10 updates after Google releases the same. It runs on Snapdragon 710 SoC with 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. The device with its 6.3-inch IPS display came with a 4,045 mAh battery and runs on Color OS 6.0 based on Android Pie 9.0 before upgrading to Android 10.
Realme 3 Pro was originally a part of the Android Q beta program, however, Realme yank it away to roll out its custom-made Realme UI which in-turn is based on ColorOS. With that being said, Realme 3 Pro released Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 in January in India bearing version RMX1851_11_C.02 and it was a global update too. Fast forward to March 6, Realme 3 Pro users in Europe with build number C.03 got their hands on Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 with February 2020 and gone through one or more iterations by now.
Update as of June 25th: After waiting for a few months, Realme 3 Pro is finally getting its June 2020 Android security update bearing build number RMX1851EX_11.C.06. It is a phased update and thus, it will take some time to arrive on your device. Along with the patch, Realme 3 Pro will get features such as Realme Link, Realme PaySa, and various optimizations and additions to the UI. [Source]
Realme X Master Edition
Next in the list is the Realme X Master Edition which is apparently a top-notched variant of Realme X. The device runs on the same Snapdragon 710 SoC but has 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It has a 6.53-inch AMOLED display powered by a massive 3,765 mAh Li-Po battery and has Android Pie 9.0 onboard. It is also in tow to get Android 10 for sure. As per the latest information, the Realme X already received its Android 10 upgrade, Realme X Master Edition runs on the latest OS.
Realme X Lite
With Snapdragon 710 SoC octa-core with 128GB storage and 6GB of RAM, Realme X Lite is just a light version for namesake. The device has a massive 4,045 mAh battery along with 25MP front waterdrop-notched with 16+5MP rear camera setup. As Android Pie 9.0 is active on Realme X Lite, let’s say it is highly likely to get bumped to the latest Android 10 without any doubt.
Update: Realme X Lite is a rebranded version of Realme 3 Pro. Users should have received the update by now since the latter has already received the Android 10 upgrade. Check out this space for updates.
With a 6.53-inch AMOLED display on-board along with a 3,765 mAh Li-Po battery, the standard Realme X comes with a front pop-up camera. The device is slated to go on sale this month and will bring Snapdragon 710 SoC onboard coupled with 4/6/8GB RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage. It has a ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie 9.0 and thus, will be bumped to the latest Android 10 as well.
Update: Realme X was slated to get its share of Android 10 Q upgrade in February and it did as on February 28, the OTA update bearing Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 with build number RMX1901EX_11_C.01 weighing 3.52GB has begun to intercept on Realme X devices.
Update as of June 25th: Realme X is receiving June 2020 Android security patch bearing build number RMX1901EX_11.C.04 which includes the security patch along with features like Heyfun, Realme PaySa, Realme Link among others. [Source]
Realme C2 has a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC onboard along with a 13+2MP rear dual camera and 5MP front camera setup. The device falls in a budget category with a price tag as low as 6,000 INR. Although it has an Android Pie 9.0 OS, it is a question of whether it might get boasted to Android 10 or not.
Update as of June 25th: Most of the smartphones from Realme have already upgraded to Android 10. Talking about Realme C2, the device is yet to get the update. As per a recent update, albeit it is expected to arrive sometime in Q3 2020, according to a video series with Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth, the update is scheduled to arrive as early as September 2020. Note that the exact date isn’t available, however, at least we have the month when the update is scheduled.
Update as of July 23: Realme C2 is still waiting to get Android 10 and as per the expected timeline, it could arrive in September. However, Realme C2 had another shock today when Realme pulled back the July 2020 security patch and suspended it until the next announcement. This was confirmed on Mi Community by a moderator and a different public announcement will be made when the July 2020 security patch OTA update is resumed. Realme hasn’t added any specific reason why the OTA update was pulled back. [Source]
Update as of July 25: Days after suspending the July 2020 security patch rollout, Realme has resumed unleashing the July 2020 security patch bumping up the software version to A.28 from the suspended vA.27 while those who have already upgraded to the suspended patch would also get bug fixes via OTA. [Source]
Update as of August 10: Just as Realme 2 Pro intercepted the Android 10-based Realme UI 2.0, the new user interface will now be tested on C2 as well via an early access. The Realme C2 users will get the early access of the UI although it will be limited and will be rolled out to those who are selected from the submissions made on Realme’s early access info form available here and here. As per the timeline, users must fill up the form by August 12 and a day later, qualified users will start receiving it although the first phase only covers 1,000 slots. This will be carried on to the second phase that will commence soon.
Update as of August 18: A week after Realme commence taking submissions for beta testers on Realme C2, Realme C2 users who signed up for the Android 10-based Realme UI beta are now intercepting the update bearing version number RMX1945EX_11_C.41 or RMX1941EX_11_C.41 weighing at 2GB. It is rolling out via OTA for the beta testers with July 2020 security patch on-board.
Update as of August 26: Realme support on Twitter responded to a user stating that the stable Realme UI custom skin based on Android 10 will arrive on Realme C2 soon. It further added that the users can register for the beta program which is active at this moment. [Source]
Update as of September 25: Realme C2 is originally planned to get Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 by Q3 2020 which is between July to September 2020 and we are in the last week of September now. Apparently, when a user asked about when could C2 get an Android 10 update, the Realme Support said that the update will arrive by this month. This should put a smile on the face of Realme C2 users. [Source]
Update as of September 30: The Android 10 update has been elusive on Realme C2 although we did receive a revised timeline a few days ago. Turns out Realme is pushing Android 10 via its Application channel allowing users to apply for it and get the update. The recruitment already started on September 29th. There are a few things that users have to keep in mind that you can find here.
Apart from that, the users must have their phones upgraded to RMX1941EX_11.A.29 which is the latest firmware in order to be able to upgrade to Android 10. To check out the trial version via Application channel, users need to visit Settings >> Software Updates >> Tap on the top-right button >> Enter Trial Version Upgrade >> Choose Stable Realme and it is done. [Source]
Update as of October 14: According to the latest update coming from Realme India Support handle on Twitter, the Realme C2 will soon get its hands on Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0. Although there’s no ETA available but expect the update to arrive in following weeks if not more. [Source]
Update as of February 05: Last September, Realme begun testing Android 10-based REalme UI 1.0 on Realme C2 which was the last device to get the upgrade. Cut to now, the Realme C2 users can rejoice as the company appears to roll out the stable Android 10 build on C2 devices. This was confirmed by some of the users where they are receiving software version C.53 tied with January 2021 security patch on-board. The update comes with a size of 2.1GB and brings Android 10 on-board. If you are a beta tester, the new update carries a size of 164MB. [Source]
Realme 3 MT6771
Next in the list is Realme 3 MT6771 which by the name suggests that it sports an Helio P60 octa-core processor and has 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB internal storage options. The device has recently received a security update with Android Pie 9.0 being out-of-the-box.
Although the Realme UI was on the beta stage for Realme 3 and 3i, the stable Realme UI 1.0 based on Android 10 started officially releasing by April 22. Realme started rolling out a stable update to Realme 3 MT6771 which sports an Helio P70 processor on-board by the end of April 2020 as per its schedule. The phone received the update as software version number RMX1821EX_11.C.09. Download the Indian Stable Version here.
Next up is the Realme 3 which possesses a MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor and has similar features to the P60 variant. Since the device runs on Android Pie 9.0 based ColorOS 6, it will get the upgrade after the company made it official some time ago.
Update: The story for Realme 3 with Helio P60 SoC is the same as the one added above. This version too received its Android 10 upgrade by the end of April 2020. Download the Indian Stable version.
Update as of June 17th: Realme released the June 2020 Android security patch for Realme 3, however, it has since removed the manual link although the program hasn’t been suspended yet. According to Realme, manual installation link for the security patch for Realme 3 will commence soon.
Realme C1 (2019)
Realme launched an upgraded C1 in January 2019. The device sports a Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC with 2/3GB RAM option and 32GB storage. The device offers slight upgrades over the C1 released last year and runs on Android Oreo 8.1. Realme C1 is in tow to get bumped to Android Pie 9.0 this month. Apparently, the Chinese smartphone maker has dictated that Realme C1 will not get Android 10.
Status: It will not get Android 10
Released in the Year 2018
The Realme U1 is also a budget-range smartphone that was introduced back in December 2018 and has an Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box. Realme has started sending out Android Pie 9.0 updates to all Realme U1 users, However, Realme has confirmed that Realme U1 will not get Android 10 for sure.
Status: It will not Android 10
Realme C1 (2018)
The Realme C1 that was unveiled in September last year sports the same Snapdragon 450 as seen in C1 (2019). The device as a budget phone hosts a 16GB storage and 2GB RAM and packs in a 13+2MP rear and a 5MP front sensor. Since we are talking about a phone that was launched a year ago and sports Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box, it might not be able to make it to Android 10 unless Realme makes the update available before it’s support period ends in September of 2020 which it won’t as per Android 10 roadmap it made official several days ago.
Status: It will not get Android 10
Realme 2 Pro
Next is the Realme 2 Pro that offers Snapdragon 660 onboard with a dual 16+2MP rear and 16MP front camera setup. The device has a 128/8GB, 4/64GB, and 6/64GB storage variant and has recently started getting Android Pie 9.0.
As per the schedule, Realme 2 Pro must start receiving an Android 10-based Realme UI upgrade sometime this month i.e. June 2020. Once the update is released via OTA or by manual installation, you can check out this page as we will notify you unless Realme notifies you before we do. The beta recruitment for Realme 2 Pro Android 10 is already on its way so it is high time that Realme 2 Pro who has been restless ever since June rolled out, get Android 10.
Update as of June 25th: After almost a year since Android 10 release, Realme 2 Pro is finally getting its Android 10-based Realme UI update bearing builder number RMX1801EX_11.F.07. Note that this is a phased roll out and thus, it could take a few days to weeks before it arrives on your Realme 2 Pro smartphones. You need to ensure that your latest software version is C.31 to intercept the upgrade. [Source]
Update as of June 30: Realme has announced the commencement of an application channel from June 30 that will allow users to upgrade to the latest Realme UI stable release just when it drops on the air. Users must have Realme 2 Pro running on software version number RMX1801EX_11_C.31. They can check out the Settings >> Software Update to find more details on the new application channel and install for use. In other news, Realme 2 Pro has started getting the Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0 on a wider scale.
Update as of August 10: After facing a rough terrain with its Android 10-based Realme UI update with F.07/F.08 software version, Realme has finally issued another update to Realme 2 Pro to fix the bugs and provide a much cleaner experience. The software version number RMX1821EX_11.F.09 is now arriving on Realme 2 Pro via OTA for those who are upgrading from Android 9.0 while those who updated to the Android 10 version will receive a big fix package. You can wait for the update or tap here to manually download and flash it.
Realme 2 is one of the five devices that are getting bumped to Android Pie 9.0 this month. The device already has a Snapdragon 450 SoC and features a 64/4GB or 32/3GB storage configurations. Realme has confirmed that the device won’t get upgraded to Android 10.
Status: It will not get Android 10
Realme 1, the first phone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer does come with a 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with Helio P60 12nm octa-core processor. The device has a variety of storage options ranging from 6/128GB, 4/64GB, 3/32GB. Since the device was launched last year in May, it has started receiving Android Pie 9.0 just this month which means it will not get Android 10 since we expected that to release for Realme 1 sometime in June of 2020 which will throw the device out-of-support unless Realme has different plans for its maiden smartphone.
Realme 1 made its debut with Android 8.1 Oreo in 2018. As per Realme’s update policy, it will not get an Android 10 upgrade officially. However, Pixel Experience, the popular custom ROM, has released an Android 10 custom ROM for the same. This includes both Pixel Experience and Pixel Experience Plus that Realme 1 users can get unofficially. Note that you can encounter bugs and issues when you upgrade so beware. Note that there’s a LineageOS 17.1 which is based on Android 10 is available for Realme 1 as well.
What should you do if your Realme phone isn’t eligible for Android 10?
Although all the smartphones from Realme run Android 8.1 Oreo and above which is a hint that these phones might get Android 10 which will be its second and last major update, it is not the case. In fact, it is possible that many of the phones are left out to get the Android 10 update due to any XYZ reason which means even though you purchase the Realme 1 this year, you might be stuck to Android Pie 9.0 in fact the manufacturer excludes it from the list of Android 10 supported Realme devices.
The question is, what could you do in such a case? Since you cannot try your hands on official update from Android, maybe you can try your luck at custom ROMs or if Realme provides further updates for its ColorOS although it won’t be much more than a slight update.
You can try custom ROMs for your Realme smartphones if you want. Subjected to support, you can check if your Realme phone supports any of the custom ROMs such as Paranoid OS, Pixel Experience, Resurrection Remix OS or LineageOS among others. These custom ROM developers usually take Android OS as the foundation while developing a further version such as LineageOS 17.0 will be based on Android 10. Thus, you can check if LineageOS or any other custom ROM support your phone or not.
Note that your device must be listed on these custom ROM’s supported list or else, you can either to the phone you have or upgrade to a new one if you will.