Oppo A5 2020 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Tracker

New updates are added on August 18, 2020: Oppo is now rolling out the Android 10 based ColorOS 7.1 update for the Oppo A5 2020 smartphone in Japan. The update comes with version number CPH1943EX_11_C.75 and upgrades the phone with the latest software features. Several Japanese users have also confirmed the arrival of this new update onto their phones.

Details of software update
Android™ 9 → Upgrade to Android™ 10
Color OS 6 → Upgrade to Color OS 7.1


New updates are added on June 16, 2020: So, grab your Oppo A5 2020 phones, as the company is now rolling out the Android 10 ColorOS 7 update for the device. The beta update for the phone was available last month and going by the update roadmap, Oppo promised to deliver the Android 10 ColorOS 7 update for the Oppo A5 2020 by June 24. But, now the update is being pushed for a limited number of users and if everything goes according to the plan, then the OEM will make the update available for more users. The update will be arriving with version number CPH1931EX_11.C.65 via OTA. Here is the complete changelog of the update:

[su_spoiler title=”Changelog”]

[Visuals]
• Brand new borderless design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
• Added OPPO Sans as the default font. The new font delivers a refreshing feel and fits well with OPPO’s pursuit of blending beauty and technology.

[Smart Sidebar]
• Optimised user interfaces and improved one-handed operation.
• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen mode.
• Added two settings: Assistive Ball Opacity and Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App.
• Optimised the Floating Window feature for more apps.
• Added a bubble: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse and open the app.

[Screenshot]
• Optimised 3-Finger Screenshot: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers to adjust the screenshot size. Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
• Optimised screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.

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[Navigation Gestures 3.0]
• New gesture: Swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then hold to switch to the previous app.
• Optimised gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.

[System]
• Added Dark Mode: Protects your eyes while reducing power consumption.
• Added Focus Mode: Shields you from outside distractions when you are learning or working.
• Added all new charging animation.
• Optimised the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
• Swipe left or right to ignore banner notifications.
• Added a pause function for screen recording.
• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
• Optimised system pre-loaded ringtones.
• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
• Colour Accessibility Mode added to improve the user experience for visually impaired users.
• New management function for recent tasks: You can view memory information about recent tasks and lock apps.

[Games]
• Optimised visual interaction for Game Space.
• Optimised the startup animation for Game Space.

[Home Screen]
• More live wallpapers.
• Added Art+ static wallpapers.
• Customise whether to open Global Search or the notification drawer when swiping down on the Home screen.
• Customise the size, shape, and style of app icons on the Home screen.
• Swipe up on the Lock screen to switch unlock methods.
• Optimised the graphic design of password unlocks to facilitate one-handed operations.
• Supported live wallpapers on the Lock screen.
• More screen-off clock styles.
• Added a simple Home screen mode, featuring larger fonts and icons and a clearer layout.

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[Security]
• Connect your phone to Wi-Fi networks using a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.

[Tools]
• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating
• Added the trim feature in Recordings.
• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.

[Camera]
• Optimised the Camera UI for better user experience.
• Optimised the Timer UI and sound.

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[Photos]
• Optimised the Album UI for a clear hierarchy and quick lookup of photos.
• Added Album Recommendations that recognises more than 80 different scenes.

[Communications]
• OPPO Share now supports sharing files with vivo and Xiaomi devices.
• Optimised the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.

[Settings]
• Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.

[Applications]
• Soloop Video Editor: Create your video with one tap.
• Added DocVault, an app for easy management and use of your digital ID cards (available only on phones sold in India).

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New updates are added on May 29, 2020: The stable Android 10 ColorOS 7 update will be available for the Oppo A5 2020 smartphones in the coming month of June. After weeks of testing the beta updates, the stable update will finally be live for the users in June and they can expect to experience a bug-free update. As per the roadmap, the Android 10 update for the Oppo A5 2020 will start to roll out from June 15. As it will be a staged rollout, the update will take some time in covering all the units.


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New updates are added on May 23, 2020: Finally, the Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta program has kicked off for the Oppo A5 2020. As per the official roadmap shared by the Oppo, the Oppo A5 2020 was slated to pick up the beta Android 10 update on May 22, and by the looks of it the company rolled out the update right on time. The announcement was made via the official Twitter handle of Oppo A5 2020. Notably, the update is already live for users who have successfully registered with the beta registration. Keep in mind that the beta program was limited to 5000 users and those who have enrolled, are getting the Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta update with version number CPH1931EX_11.C.60. Here is the complete changes and features that this new beta update brings in for the Oppo A5 2020:

[su_spoiler title=”Changelog”]

[Visuals]
• Brand new borderless design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
• Added OPPO Sans as the default font. The new font delivers a refreshing feel and fits well with OPPO’s pursuit of blending beauty and technology.

[Smart Sidebar]
• Optimised user interfaces and improved one-handed operation.
• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen mode.
• Added two settings: Assistive Ball Opacity and Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App.
• Optimised the Floating Window feature for more apps.
• Added a bubble: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse and open the app.

[Screenshot]
• Optimised 3-Finger Screenshot: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers to adjust the screenshot size. Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
• Optimised screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.

[Navigation Gestures 3.0]
• New gesture: Swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then hold to switch to the previous app.
• Optimised gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.

[System]
• Added Dark Mode: Protects your eyes while reducing power consumption.
• Added Focus Mode: Shields you from outside distractions when you are learning or working.
• Added all new charging animation.
• Optimised the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
• Swipe left or right to ignore banner notifications.
• Added a pause function for screen recording.
• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
• Optimised system pre-loaded ringtones.
• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
• Colour Accessibility Mode added to improve the user experience for visually impaired users.
• New management function for recent tasks: You can view memory information about recent tasks and lock apps.

[Games]
• Optimised visual interaction for Game Space.
• Optimised the startup animation for Game Space.

[Home Screen]
• More live wallpapers.
• Added Art+ static wallpapers.
• Customise whether to open Global Search or the notification drawer when swiping down on the Home screen.
• Customise the size, shape, and style of app icons on the Home screen.
• Swipe up on the Lock screen to switch unlock methods.
• Optimised the graphic design of password unlocks to facilitate one-handed operations.
• Supported live wallpapers on the Lock screen.
• More screen-off clock styles.
• Added a simple Home screen mode, featuring larger fonts and icons and a clearer layout.

[Security]
• Connect your phone to Wi-Fi networks using a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.

[Tools]
• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating
• Added the trim feature in Recordings.
• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.

[Camera]
• Optimised the Camera UI for better user experience.
• Optimised the Timer UI and sound.

[Photos]
• Optimised the Album UI for a clear hierarchy and quick lookup of photos.
• Added Album Recommendations that recognises more than 80 different scenes.

[Communications]
• OPPO Share now supports sharing files with vivo and Xiaomi devices.
• Optimised the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.

[Settings]
• Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.

[Applications]
• Soloop Video Editor: Create your video with one tap.
• Added DocVault, an app for easy management and use of your digital ID cards (available only on phones sold in India).

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You can head over to Settings>>Software Updates and check for the updates manually if you have registered with the beta program.


The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has launched Oppo A5 2020 in October 2019 as a budget segment all-rounder device to compete with other brands like Xiaomi, Asus, Samsung, etc. It came with pretty good hardware specifications and features in its price point. While the device runs on Android 9.0 Pie over ColorOS 6.1 skin out-of-the-box. However, after releasing the Android 10 and ColorOS 7, Oppo device users are eagerly waiting for it. If you’re one of them, check out Oppo A5 2020 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Tracker.

As per the recent development, Oppo has released the all-new ColorOS 7 early beta program for some of its eligible devices and Oppo A5 is also on the list. Before releasing the official stable ColorOS 7 version, the company is trying to improve all the left bugs and system stability issues for smoother user experience. Sounds great! Let’s have a quick look at the Android 10 features and ColorOS 7 features at first.

Oppo A5 2020 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Tracker

ColorOS 7 Features (Android 10)

Oppo has launched its new custom skin version called ColorOS 7 officially a couple of months ago. If you’re one of the Oppo Reno 2 users then you should wait for the official stable update based on Android 10. It features plenty of customized features or options specific for the Oppo devices along with most of the native Android 10 features. Let’s take a quick look below.

  • Redesigned UI
  • New icons pack with a custom shape, size
  • Breeno Smart Voice Assistant
  • Improved RAM management
  • New sound effects
  • Portrait Mode 2.0
  • Soloop video editor
  • Improved visual design and UI elements
  • ART+ Wallpapers
  • System-wide Dark Mode
  • Improved notification center

What’s on Android 10?

Google has announced the 10th iteration of Android OS in September 2019. It comes with several features and system improvements. To be very specific, the Android 10 version mainly offers better user experience and privacy/security features.

It features System-wide Dark Mode, Gestures Navigation, Wi-Fi & QR Code scanning, improved app sharing menu, improved app permissions, enhanced location privacy control, easy security updates, Focus mode, live caption, family link, multi-camera API, built-in call screening, sound amplifier, better notification control, and more. It also offers 5G support, foldable support, improved lock screen, smart reply, etc.

Oppo A5 2020 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Status

Updated on May 1, 2020: Oppo has kept the promise and they have revealed the official date for the Oppo A5 2020 ColorOS 7 + Android 10 Trial Version program. The company is all set to announce the early adopters’ program on May 22 for the Oppo A5 2020 model. Only a limited number of successfully selected applicants will become eligible to receive the beta update. You can check here for more info.


Coming to the primary discussion, Oppo has released the official Android 10 based ColorOS 7 Trial version plan for the plenty of remaining Oppo models which will be implemented from March to June 2020. While specifically the Oppo A5 2020 unit users will be able to apply for the ColorOS 7 early beta testing program from May 2020 (Q2).

Oppo RX17 Pro Android 10 ColorOS 7 Update Status
Image Source: ColorOS Global

Just like other Oppo devices, the company will announce the beta testing recruitment process and timing for the interested users. After the successful submission and selection, all the eligible (limited number) beta testers will be able to receive the ColorOS 7 beta update within a couple of days. Make sure to keep an eye on this post for more latest info.

Oppo A5 (2020) Specifications

The Oppo A5 (2020) model has a 6.5-inches IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, Adreno 610 GPU. It’s coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of onboard memory that can be expanded by using a MicroSD card slot.

The Oppo A5 2020 device sports a quad rear camera setup of a 12MP (wide, f/1.8) + an 8MP (ultrawide) + a 2MP (f/2.4) + a 2MP (depth, f/2.4) lens with a couple of modes like HDR, PDAF, Panorama, an LED flashlight, etc. There is an 8MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter placed on the front side with HDR mode.

It has a huge 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging technology and there are all the major connectivity options available like Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C port, USB OTG, etc.

 

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