Oppo Reno 3 Android 11 (ColorOS 11) Update: What we know so far?

At the end of 2019, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has launched its flagship-like smartphone called Oppo Reno 3. The handset came with Android 10 on top of ColorOS 7 out-of-the-box. Here we will know whether the Oppo Reno3 will receive the official Android 11 (ColorOS 11) update.

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 of Oppo to push the Android 11 to the newly launched Oppo Reno3. Well, then go through this article, and by the end of the article you will be able to clear all the doubts regarding Oppo Reno3 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?

The next version of Google’s Android software, Android 11, is going to be released by the end of the year. Given pandemic related concerns, Google eschewed the splash unveiling at a developer event and easily released a public beta on Wednesday, June 10.


  • You can now prioritize your conversations together with your most vital contacts within the new “conversations” section at the highest of your notification shade with a people-forward design and conversation specific actions, like opening the conversation as a bubble.
  • Bubbles, it helps users to stay conversations insight and accessible while multitasking. Messaging and chat apps should use the Bubbles API on notifications to enable this in Android 11.
  • More improved and modified Voice Controls, for people that control their phone entirely by voice, now includes an on-device visual area that understands screen content and context.
  • One-time permission lets users give an app access to the device microphone, camera, or location, just that just one occasion.
  • Customizable DND mode enables you to settle on which apps or people can still notify you once you turn the mode on.
  • The new Auto-Reset feature will supposedly remove app permissions that are not infrequent use.
  • Google Play System Updates, launched last year, lets us expedite updates of core OS components to devices within the Android ecosystem. In Android 11, we quite doubled the amount of updatable modules, and people 12 new modules will help improve privacy, security, and consistency for users and developers.

What’s in ColorOS 11?

As the name suggests, ColorOS 11 is the successor version of the ColorOS 7 that can be released in November 2020 most probably. It will be based on Android 11 goodies along with some design changes that will gonna change the look and feel of the new custom skin. The upcoming ColorOS 11 version will run on all the upcoming and eligible Oppo devices respectively. The all-new skin version will have plenty of improvements and features that we’ve mentioned below in brief.

ColorOS 11 Expected Features

It’s pretty straight-forward that the ColorOS 11 will be based on Android 11 (R) features. So, the native Android 11 features will be there expectedly with some improvements or additional features.

  1. Improved Dark Mode: System-wide Dark Mode is one of the most highlighted features for the users on Android 10 and the ColorOS 11 (Android 11) will also gonna include an improved system-wide dark mode that simply runs on the whole system, apps, etc. Additionally, users will get an option to schedule the dark mode timing on a day/night basis and automatically basis as well.
  2. Improved Battery Backup: The upcoming ColorOS 11 much more improved battery life than the existing ColorOS 7 version.
  3. Double-tap Gesture: The double-tap gesture feature of Android 11 will also arrive on ColorOS 11. In this case, double-tapping on the backside of the phone will turn on the Google Assistant, camera, and other applications.
  4. One-time App Permission: With the ColorOS 11 version, users can easily grant one-time app permission and it will ask for permission every time whenever it requires system user access.
  5. Go Back Gesture: The go back gesture has been improvised after releasing the enhanced swipe gestures navigation. But with ColorOS 11, we can expect to see the sensitivity sliders that will control the go back gesture. There will be two sliders for both left and right sides.

Oppo Reno3 Quick Specs

The device has a 6.4-inches AMOLED Full-HD+ display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It’s powered by the octa-core MediaTek MT6885Z Dimensity 1000L SoC, paired with Mali-G77 MP9 GPU. The handset has 8GB/12GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage options. It sports a 4,025mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging support.

Talking about the cameras, the device packs a quad rear camera setup of a 64MP (wide, f/1.8) + an 8MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) + a 2MP (B/W, f/2.4) + a 2MP (depth, f/2.4) lens along with PDAF, OIS, HDR, Panorama, an LED flash, etc. The device supports video recording up to 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps with gyro-EIS and OIS. On the front side, the handset has a 32MP (wide, f/2.0) selfie camera with HDR mode. While the selfie shooter supports 1080p@30fps video recording.

It has a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C port, a dual Nano-SIM slot, USB OTG, etc. The device also features an optical under-display fingerprint sensor, an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass sensor.

Will Oppo Reno3 Receive the Android 11 Update?

Updated on Dec 08, 2020: After waiting for a while, finally, OPPO has released the ColorOS 11 Beta Version based on Android 11 for the Oppo Reno3 4G and Reno3 Pro 4G models. Though it’s the second batch of ColorOS 11 beta, all the interested users can submit their applications. A total number of 4,000 users is set for the Reno3 series and the update batch will be available in India, Indonesia, Malaysia regions.

Keep in mind that your handset is updated to the CPH2035PU_11_A.23 or CPH2035PU_11_A.25 firmware version to get eligible for the beta update. Once your Oppo Reno3 series devices are running on the mentioned software version, you can apply for the beta program from the Settings menu > Software Update > Tap on the settings icon on the screen > Select ‘Apply for Beta Version’ > Tap on ‘Update Beta Version’ > Follow the on-screen prompts to complete it.

Meanwhile, if in case, the application quota is full, you should wait for the next batch of the beta update. For further queries, you can check this link.

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 Reno3, 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 Reno3 was launched with Android 10 out of the box, and it will receive the next 2 major updates; Android 11 R and Android 12.

Right now there is no official roadmap of ColorOS 11 because ColorOS 7 or 7.2 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.

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