The Oppo A9X is one of the mid-range smartphones that has a premium look and best in class performance in its price tag. The handset was launched in May 2019 with great hardware specifications, Android 9.0 Pie over ColorOS 6, better cameras, and decent battery capacity as well. Now, if you’re an Oppo A9X model user and waiting for the stable Android 10 update based on ColorOS 7 for a while, you should rejoice as the company has finally started pushing the stable update after announcing early adopters batch to apply for the beta testing.
Oppo has announced the latest ColorOS 7 (Android 10) version a couple of months ago in last year. While some of the Oppo devices have already received the official stable update, plenty of Oppo devices are in the queue to receive the ColorOS 7 update yet. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the update development and roll-out process have been interrupted hugely. Now, a couple of mid-range Oppo devices are expected to receive the early beta update starting from Q2, 2020.
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 A9X Android 10 ColorOS 7 Update Status
New Update on July 11, 2020: Good news for all the Oppo A9X users as the company finally started rolling out the latest ColorOS 7 stable update (Android 10) for the Oppo A9X unit. Currently, the update is live in China and rolling out via OTA in a phased manner. Therefore, it may take some days or more in order to arrive on all the Oppo A9X units completely.
All the interested Oppo A9X device users should upgrade their handset to the software version C.08 in order to receive the OTA update. It’s worth mentioning the ColorOS 7 not only brings all the Android 10 goodies to the device but also offers plenty of system improvements, design overview changes, improved privacy settings, new wallpapers, video editor mode, animations transitions, and more.
New Update on July 1, 2020: Oppo has announced the ColorOS 7 stable update rollout date officially on the ColorOS community page. July 10, 2020, is the scheduled date for Oppo A9X Android 10 update roll-out process. The first batch of ColorOS 7 stable update will be rolled out to Chinese variant Oppo A9X variants initially. Then the incremental OTA update will roll out soon. You can check out more details here.
New Update on June 9, 2020: Oppo has finally released the Oppo A9X early adopters recruitment notice based on ColorOS 7 officially via the ColorOS community page. The beta testing recruitment process starts from June 9 at 10:00 and the first 10,000 people will be selected for the early adopters’ program. Make sure that your Oppo A9X device should run on the software version A.19 in order to receive the OTA update.
New Update on April 30, 2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the update schedule has been delayed in Q3 2020, and now we have a specific release date of Oppo A9X Android 10 ColorOS 7 early adopters update, so all the Oppo A9X users should feel relieved. Yes! The company has officially revealed the beta update release date will be May 28 for the Oppo A9X Chinese variant users.
Although there is no specific date mentioned about the global beta release, we will assume that the broader rollout process will take place in June most probably if the beta testing process goes smoothly. In addition, another sibling Oppo A9 Chinese variant is also set to receive the ColorOS 7 adaption process from the same date of May 28, 2020.
Oppo has already confirmed on its official community forum that the Oppo A9X will start receiving the early adopters’ update from Q2 2020 expectedly. The update process will start in China initially and users will need to apply for the beta testing program. So, wait for the official announcement which will be updated here.
Oppo A9X Device: Overview
The handset was released with a 6.53-inches LTPS IPS LCD display, 1080×2340 pixels resolution quality, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and powered by MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage, etc.
While the device packs a dual rear camera setup of a 48MP (wide, f/1.7) and a 2MP (depth, f/2.4) lens with PDAF, HDR, Panorama, Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash, etc. On the front side, it has a 16MP (wide, f/2.0) selfie camera with HDR mode.
The handset sports a 4,020mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging support. It has a 3.5mm audio jack, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0 port, USB OTG, etc.