Oppo Reno Z Software Update | CPH1979EX_11_C.35 (March 2020)

Oppo is a Chinese smartphone brand that has a huge portfolio of devices ranging from budget to premium devices. Oppo Reno series devices have been appreciated by users across the globe for their good price-to-performance ratio. Oppo introduced the Reno Z smartphone sports two cameras and a mid-range chipset. Although the Oppo Reno lineup packs impressive specs and features, the Oppo Reno Z misses out on these.

However, the phone is a decent buy, back in 2019 for the price tag it carries. Oppo is gearing up for rolling out the Android 11 update for its eligible phones and in this post, we will give you a dedicated software update tracker for the Oppo Reno Z smartphone. Note that this post will be continuously updated with the latest software update along with the changelog, once the update goes live for the phone. With that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

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Oppo Reno Z – Device Specifications

The design of the Oppo Reno Z is what’s impressive. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P90 processor which is paired with 4-8GB of RAM. Oppo Reno Z comes with a 6.4-inch 1080p AMOLED HDR display. It comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box and currently sits with Android 10 ColorOS 7.0. It is expected to get Android 11 soon. The phone offers 128/256GB of onboard storage option.

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Coming to the cameras on the phone, it has a dual-camera setup with a primary 48MP wide lens and a 5MP depth sensor. It misses out on the ultrawide lens. The primary camera setup is capable of recording 4K@30fps, and 1080p@30/60/120fps. For selfies, there is a 32MP shooter that is capable of recording 1080p@30fps. Oppo Reno Z comes with a stereo speaker setup and the fingerprint scanner is located under the display. Under the hood, the phone packs a 4035 mAh battery that supports 20W Fast Charging VOOC 3.0.

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Software Update Tracker

Here we will give you all the latest update information whenever a new update rolls out for the Oppo Reno Z smartphone. Keep in mind that all the latest updates and their changelog will be added to the bottom of this table.

Software Version Changelog
CPH1979EX_11_A.14
  • October 2019 security patch
  • System performance optimization
  • Added Digital wellbeing from Google.
CPH1979EX_11_A.15
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11_A.16
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11_A.18
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11_A.20
  • [Security]
    · Added the May 2020 Android security patch to enhance system security.
CPH1979EX_11_A.21
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11_A.22
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11_C.21
  • Updates:[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 a 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 recognizes 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).

CPH1979EX_11_C.24
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11_C.29
  • N/A
CPH1979EX_11.C.32
  • 「Security」·Added the November 2020 Android security patches to enhance system security
CPH1979EX_11.C.33
  • 「Security」Added the December 2020 Android security patches to enhance system security
CPH1979EX_11_C.35 Added the March 2021 Android security patches to enhance system security

How To Update Oppo Reno Z?

Note that all the latest updates for the Oppo phones will be rolled over via OTA in batches. However, if you wish to manually check for the software updates on your phone, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Then go to Software Updates.
  3. Let the device check for the latest software updates.
  4. If there is a new update available then you can begin the installation process.

If you wish to manually update your phone, then you can follow our dedicated update process guide by clicking the link given below:

Update Guide: How to Flash Oppo Firmware on your device [Software update guide]

Wrap Up!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to grab the latest update for your phone. Notably, we will keep updating this post, once a new update goes live for the Oppo Reno Z. For complete info on the Oppo Android 11 update, you can refer to our dedicated post by heading here.

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