Oppo introduced the Android 13 based ColorOS 13 update to the global market with the Oppo Find X5 Pro and Find X5 back in August. The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G became the first phone in India to receive the new OS version last month, followed by the Oppo F21 Pro. The company also previously confirmed that it will release the ColorOS 13 update for the Oppo Reno 8 5G, Reno 7 Pro 5G, Reno 7 5G, Reno 6 5G, Oppo F21 Pro, Oppo K10 5G, and Oppo A76. Oppo has also announced the exact dates when the beta update will be available this month for each of these smartphones.
Oppo Reno 8 5G and Oppo K10 5G will begin receiving the ColorOS 13 beta update starting October 14, according to the announcement. Meanwhile, the Oppo F21 Pro 5G model will begin receiving the beta update on October 18. Oppo K10, Oppo A96 and Oppo A76 will receive the latest beta update on October 21st. Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G, Oppo Reno 7 5G and Oppo Reno 6 5G will receive the update starting October 28th.
However, users who want to install the latest update should take into account that the ColorOS 13 UI released by the company in October is a beta update and therefore may contain bugs that could affect performance. Users who wish to try out new features can do so after backing up their data and settings to avoid losing information.
According to Oppo, ColorOS 13 features an Aquamorphic design inspired by the fluidity of water. According to the company, it offers a new theme palette and a new font that is said to improve the readability of text in any language. ColorOS 13 has a card layout for notifications and widgets, and app icons have curved edges. It also includes the Quantum Animation Engine which allows you to use Aquamorphic effects.
The new ColorOS update also brings a new Always On Display (AOD) series called Homeland. AOD images show different animals in their natural habitat. The AOD is also getting an animation that is said to show changes in the habitat the animals live in. The company has also released Dynamic Computing Engine with ColorOS 13. According to Oppo, the new engine will provide a smoother and more stable user experience by improving phone battery life and the ability to perform more tasks in the background.
Oppo previously announced that with Smart AOD on ColorOS 13, users will be able to access information from music and food delivery apps right from the lock screen. The company has partnered with several companies such as Bitmoji, Spotify, Swiggy, and Zomato to integrate this feature into Smart AOD. In addition, the company has reduced the AOD refresh rate to 1Hz with LTPO 2.0 technology. The company claims that this can save about 30 percent of energy in “certain scenarios”.
The company has also added a feature called “Meeting Assistant” that can automatically prioritize wireless data packets to ensure a stable connection. It also “simplifies” banner notifications to reduce distractions. With the ColorOS 13 update, the multi-screen connection feature now supports sharing on Oppo phones, Oppo Pad Air, and Oppo desktops. According to the company, an improved version of the multi-screen connection will increase productivity.
In addition, ColorOS 13 integrates the core privacy features of Android 13. Oppo’s Auto Pixelate feature is also offered with the new version of the OS, which recognizes and blurs images and profile names in chat screenshots. According to the company, ColorOS 13 also brings a new encrypted Private Safe feature with the widely used Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for a higher level of security.