The Oppo R15 was one of the 2018’s mid-range specification smartphones from Oppo that came with Android 8.1 Oreo on the top of ColorOS 5 skin out-of-the-box. Last year, the handset has received the Android 9.0 Pie update over ColorOS 6 and now, it’s time for the latest Android 10 update. After the effect of Coronavirus, the Chinese OEM Oppo has recently released a ColorOS 7 beta update plan for the Oppo R15 model and others. Let’s check out Oppo R15 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Tracker.
Oppo has announced a roadmap for the ColorOS 7 (Android 10) trial version update for a couple of models and Oppo R15 series devices included in the list for Q2 2020. Though the update recruitment process and OTA updates will be pushed in a phased manner, all the interested Oppo R15 users can wait for it as the beta testing program will ensure a stable and power-packed user experience in the future.
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 R15 and R15x Android 10 ColorOS 7 Update Tracker
Updated on August 18, 2020: Finally, the ColorOS 7 official stable update has been released for the Oppo R15x and Oppo K1. The new update brings the software version F.11 for both the models. Except for the ColorOS 7 goodies, it also offers all the useful Android 10 features like dark mode, focus mode, etc.
As the OTA update is rolling out in batches, it should take a couple of days or so to arrive on all the units completely. You can check out more details here.
Updated on July 22, 2020: So, it seems that the company has increased the ColorOS 7 early adopters program for the Oppo R15 and Oppo R15x model. The recruitment channel opening time was July 21, 2020, and the number of early adopters has been increased to 10,000 along with Oppo K1 early adopters.
The Oppo R15x device should run on the C.62 version in order to receive the early adopters’ update within 3 days after the successful recruitment process. So, please be patient as more early adopters’ limits will be increased in the next batch. You can read more here.
Updated on July 11, 2020: Finally, the Android 10 official stable update is available for the Oppo R15 model on the top of ColorOS 7. Currently, the update is live for the Chinese and Australian variants and rolling out in a gradual way. Therefore, the OTA update may take a while to hit all the units globally. Users are requested to check for the OTA update manually on their device.
The much-awaited stable ColorOS 7 update based on Android 10 has arrived with the firmware version CPH1819EX_11.F.12 for the R15 model. Oppo has confirmed that the handset should be running on the C.16\C.17 version in order to receive the OTA update notification. Additionally, Oppo has mentioned that if there are no critical bug or stability issues found in the upcoming days, the broader roll-out process will start soon. You can check further info here.
Updated on July 1, 2020: The first batch of ColorOS 7 Beta update based on Android 10 is already available in China right now. Meanwhile, the ColorOS 7 stable firmware update for the Oppo R15 model will be rolled out on July 10, 2020. Ensure that the particular update will be available for Chinese variants only and may take a while to arrive on all the units globally. For more details, you can visit here.
Updated on June 14, 2020: Good news for all the Oppo R15 users as the company has finally released the ColorOS 7 early adopters program over the Android 10 update. The update is live in Australia and a total number of 5,000 people can be selected for the first quota. While the rest of the users can wait for the second quota.
The ColorOS 7 trial beta update will arrive in the software version F.08 expectedly. So, those who haven’t updated their device yet to the latest software version, make sure to upgrade it first in order to receive the beta update. All the interested users can manually apply for the early adopters’ program via the Settings > Software Updates > Tap on the settings icon in the upper right corner > Tap on Trial Version > Fill in the required information > Select the checkbox and tap on Apply Now.
Updated on June 9, 2020: Oppo has increased the early adopters’ recruitment quotas for the Oppo R15. The recruitment channel opens on June 9 at 10:00 and the number of early adopters will be 10,000 people. Keep in mind that your Oppo R15 device should run on the C.14/C.15 software version in order to become eligible to receive the beta update.
Coming to the point, Oppo will start pushing ColorOS 7 + Android 10 Trial version from March to June (Q2 2020) and the Oppo R15 series device users will be able to apply for the early birds in June 2020. Once applied, the limited number of users will start receiving the ColorOS 7 (Android 10) beta update in batches.
Therefore, if in case, you will miss out on the first batch due to a limited number of users, you should wait for the second batch of updates and apply for it. Till then, stay tuned.
Oppo R15 Specifications
The handset has a 6.28-inches AMOLED display with 1080×2280 pixels resolution that has a 19:9 aspect ratio screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It’s equipped with a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, paired with 4GB/8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage option. It uses a hybrid SIM slot which can also be used for expanding the storage using a MicroSD card.
The device sports dual rear cameras that consist of a 16MP (f/1.7) + a 5MP (depth, f/2.2) lens with PDAF, HDR, Panorama, an LED flash, etc. On the front side, the handset packs a 20MP (wide, f/2.0) selfie camera with AI Beauty mode, Portrait mode, etc. It has a 3,450mAh battery with 20W VOOC Flash Charge support.
The handset also offers a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG, etc. While it features an ambient light sensor, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass sensor.