Oppo recently announced its new smartphone to market in the budget segment. Oppo is targeting brands like Infinix, Honor, etc in the budget segment with the Oppo A12. It includes a bunch of excellent features like octa-core Helio P-series SoC, dual-camera setup, water-drop notch, 4,230mAh battery, and fingerprint sensor. Here we will know whether the Oppo A12 will receive the official Android 11 (ColorOS 11) update.
Google has finally pushed the official stable Android 11 update to all the Pixel devices (except the first-gen pixel). It’s the successor version of the last year’s Android 10 (Q) which mostly featured privacy & security functionalities. However, things have changed now and this time the Android 11 has arrived with a bunch of additional features, other system improvements, UI changes, and more.
You landed up to this article with a question that what is the status from Oppo to push the Android 11 to the newly launched Oppo A12. Well, then go through this article, and by the end of the article you will be able to clear all the doubts regarding Oppo A12 Android 11 (Android R) Update Status, either it is Android 11 official update or Android 11 Beta update.
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What’s on Android 11?
Google’s Android 11 (R) is the 11th-iteration of Android OS that has been released officially on September 08, 2020. It’s the successor version of the last year’s Android 10 (Q) which mostly featured privacy & security functionalities. However, things have changed now and this time the Android 11 has arrived with a bunch of additional features, other system improvements, UI changes, and more.
- You can now prioritize your conversations together with your most vital contacts within the new “conversations” section at the highest of your notification shade with a people-forward design and conversation specific actions, like opening the conversation as a bubble.
- Bubbles, helps users to stay conversations insight and accessible while multitasking. Messaging and chat apps should use the Bubbles API on notifications to enable this in Android 11.
- More improved and modified Voice Controls, for people that control their phone entirely by voice, now includes an on-device visual area that understands screen content and context.
- One-time permission lets users give an app access to the device microphone, camera, or location, just that just one occasion.
- Customizable DND mode enables you to settle on which apps or people can still notify you once you turn the mode on.
- The new Auto-Reset feature will supposedly remove app permissions that are not infrequent use.
- Google Play System Updates, launched last year, lets us expedite updates of core OS components to devices within the Android ecosystem. In Android 11, we quite doubled the amount of updatable modules, and people 12 new modules will help improve privacy, security, and consistency for users and developers.
What’s in ColorOS 11?
As the name suggests, ColorOS 11 is the successor version of the ColorOS 7 that can be released in November 2020 most probably. It will be based on Android 11 goodies along with some design changes that will gonna change the look and feel of the new custom skin. The upcoming ColorOS 11 version will run on all the upcoming and eligible Oppo devices respectively. The all-new skin version will have plenty of improvements and features that we’ve mentioned below in brief.
ColorOS 11 Expected Features
It’s pretty straight-forward that the ColorOS 11 will be based on Android 11 (R) features. So, the native Android 11 features will be there expectedly with some improvements or additional features.
- Improved Dark Mode: System-wide Dark Mode is one of the most highlighted features for the users on Android 10 and the ColorOS 11 (Android 11) will also gonna include an improved system-wide dark mode that simply runs on the whole system, apps, etc. Additionally, users will get an option to schedule the dark mode timing on a day/night basis and automatically basis as well.
- Improved Battery Backup: The upcoming ColorOS 11 much more improved battery life than the existing ColorOS 7 version.
- Double-tap Gesture: The double-tap gesture feature of Android 11 will also arrive on ColorOS 11. In this case, double-tapping on the backside of the phone will turn on the Google Assistant, camera, and other applications.
- One-time App Permission: With the ColorOS 11 version, users can easily grant one-time app permission and it will ask for permission every time whenever it requires system user access.
- Go Back Gesture: The go back gesture has been improvised after releasing the enhanced swipe gestures navigation. But with ColorOS 11, we can expect to see the sensitivity sliders that will control the go back gesture. There will be two sliders for both left and right sides.
Quick Oppo A12 Specs
The device features a 6.2-inch color IPS LCD screen with a waterdrop notch. This multi-touch panel features a resolution of 720x1520pixels which amounts to 270PPI pixel density on a 19:9 aspect ratio panel. The screen features a decent size but with the given PPI, you cannot expect visuals to be that sharp or clear.
Under the hood, Oppo A12 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) processor. It comes with 3GB RAM or 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. It offers up to 64 GB of auxiliary storage which is expandable through microSD card up to 256 GB.
As the cameras are concerned, it features a dual rear camera that found a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor with autofocus. you’ll get decent shots and portraits shots using the depth sensor. Also, the camera app features AR Stickers, Characteristic Function for Photograph: filters, AI Beautification, Bokeh, HDR to raised the photographs. Videos reach FHD 1080p@30fps. For selfies and video calls, the water-drop notch on the screen houses an 8MP camera which will also record 1080p videos.
The Oppo A12 runs ColorOS 6.1.2 running on top of Android 9 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage which will be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB) with a fanatical slot. The Oppo A12 may be a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Oppo A12 measures 155.90 x 75.50 x 8.30mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 165.00 grams. it had been launched in Black and Blue colors. It bears a polycarbonate body.
Connectivity options on the Oppo A12 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 employed by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
Will Oppo A12 Receive the Android 11 Update?
Well, Oppo only promised the beta update of Android 11 to Oppo Find X2 and X2 Pro. Regarding the official Android 11 Update for Oppo A12, there is nothing to worry about, the device will surely receive the update. According to the CMO of Oppo, almost every Oppo device gets at least 2 major software updates. Since Oppo A12 was launched with Android 10 out of the box, and it will receive the next 2 major updates; Android 11 R and Android 12.
Right now there is no official roadmap of ColorOS 11 because ColorOS 7 or 7.2 is still being in the rollout process. We will let you about the official roadmap of the update as soon as Oppo releases any press statement. Till then bookmark this page for further updates.