Last year was quite impressive for most of the smartphone brands in terms of notch-less FullView displays, better cameras, motorized pop-up selfie camera, better performance, etc. And Oppo K3 was one of them having an AMOLED display, Android 9.0 Pie, upper mid-range hardware specifications, and more. Meanwhile, the company has rolled the official ColorOS 7 based on Android 10. In this article, we will update you on whether the Oppo K3 will receive the official Android 11 (ColorOS 8).
Google has finally pushed the Android 11 Beta update, the official public version of the software isn’t likely to land until the end of the year at least. All Pixel devices(except the first-gen pixel) are now eligible to download the update or take the top after opting for the Beta program.
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 K3. Well, then go through this article, and by the end of the article you will be able to clear all the doubts regarding Oppo K3 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?
We are on the verge of getting our hands on the stable version of Google’s new operating OS, the Android 11. Although Android 11 has been available in the form of Developer Preview, and now recently as the Beta 1 update, we are all aware of all the features and enhancements this new iteration of Google’s OS. Ideally, Android 11 should be available by September 2020, but the current COVID-19 pandemic scenario might push it a bit further, we hope not.
My take on Android 11 is that Android is already a mature operating system, which is one of the main reasons that with the future releases, you will not see much visual overhaul in the Android OS. But, there will be several subtle tweaks, that will be made in order to enhance the productivity of the Android OS. The same is in the case with the Android 11 OS. Here are some of the features of Android 11:
- Scheduled Dark Mode
- Chat Head Message Bubbles
- One time permission
- Screen Recording
- Motion-sense gesture (Pixel exclusive)
- Share Menu
- File Sharing
- Improved Voice controls
- Customizable DND
- Auto-Reset feature
What’s in ColorOS 8?
ColorOS 8 will be based on the upcoming Android 11 OS. Taking into account Oppo’s history of dealing with the release of ColorOS custom UI, we expect that the company will release the ColorOS 8 somewhere around November 2020. It is a no brainer that the ColorOS 8 will bring in all the features and enhancements that the Android 11 brings in for the Android phones. But, being a custom UI, there will be a lot of Oppo exclusive features that would be added to make the Oppo users user experience more refined.
ColorOS 8: Expected Features
Along with all the goodies of Android 11 (Android R), the ColorOS 8 will also bring in some more features to bring about a change to the Oppo phone’s UI. Here are some of the expected ColorOS 8 features, that as of yet, is expected:
- Improved Dark Mode
- Dark Mode Scheduling
- Improved Battery Life
- Double Tap Gestures
- One Time Permission
- Improved navigation gesture
Note that these are all expected features and due to lack of official information (which is pretty absurd to take out as the Android 11 update is yet to be cooked in its stable form for the masses), you might see more number of features making the cut and several features being dropped from the ColorOS 8 list of features.
Quick Oppo K3 Specs
It has a 6.5-inches AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC, Adreno 616 GPU, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage options. It packs a 3,765mAh battery with 20W fast charging support.
Talking about the camera department, the device sports a dual rear camera setup of a 16MP (f/1.7) + a 2MP (depth, f/2.4) lens along with PDAF, HDR, Panorama, an LED flash, gyro-EIS, etc. On the front side, it has a 16MP motorized pop-up selfie camera with a wide-angle f/2.0 lens. The selfie shooter also features HDR mode.
It has a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM Radio, USB Type-C port, USB OTG, etc. While the device packs an optical in-display fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, an accelerometer, an ambient light, proximity, compass sensor.
Will Oppo K3 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 K3, 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 K3 was launched with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, it received the Android 10 update and will also receive the next major update; Android 11 R.
Right now there is no official roadmap of ColorOS 8 because ColorOS 7 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.