ColorOS 13 launches today, update now available on OPPO Find X5 Pro and Find X5

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Today, OPPO officially released the global version of its latest Android-based operating system, ColorOS 13, around the world. As one of the first operating systems based on the newly released Android 13, ColorOS 13 incorporates a number of key Android 13 features.

As you can see from the cover image, ColoOS 13 is inspired by the element of water. OPPO is introducing a brand-new Aquamorphic Design to create a fluid, vibrant, and inclusive UI. It has a Theme Palette and the new system font improves the readability of system text in any language. With other upgrades like a Card-styled Layout, ColorOS 13 is designed to deliver a concise and comfortable visual experience based on Aquamorphic Design.

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ColorOS 13 also delivers a more intuitive user experience through the integration of different Aquamorphic Effects into the system animations, UI, and Quantum Animation Engine with new Behavioral Prediction on users’ control intentions. This is complemented by OPPO’s inclusive design language, which introduces Empty State Illustrations, Adaptive Layouts for different screen sizes, and highly recognizable icons to enhance readability and overall ease of use.

Also, users can look forward to a new series of Always-On Display images called “Homeland”, which offers scenes of wild animals in nature. Furthermore, the Smart Always-On Display in ColorOS 13 can now display information related to music and food delivery apps. Bitmoji and Spotify can be personalized through the Smart Always-On Display.

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By utilising the LTPO 2.0 technology, the Always-On Display refresh rate is reduced to just 1 hertz to save 30% power consumption for some scenarios. Other smart home screen management features like Large Folders, Shelf, and Home Screen Widget also help users to easily and quickly access them.

Moreover, ColorOS 13 marks the debut of the Dynamic Computing Engine to deliver a more smooth and stable system and all-around improvements to the fundamental user experience. This includes increased battery life and the ability to keep more apps open in the background.

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One of the biggest updates to arrive on ColorOS 13 is the improved multi-device user experience. Multi-screen Connect now supports connectivity between smartphone and OPPO Pad Air, and between smartphone and PC. Users connecting their smartphone to a PC via Multi-screen Connect will also benefit from being able to display multiple mobile apps simultaneously on the PC screen.

In terms of privacy and security, ColorOS 13 system will automatically delete the clipboard history after a short period of time. In addition, with the Nearby Wi-Fi feature, users can enjoy Wi-Fi without revealing specific location information. There's also an Auto Pixelate that can blur out the profile photos and names in chat screenshots automatically with one tap, and the new Private Safe is encrypted with the widely-used Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to provide high levels of security.

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For the global rollout of ColorOS 13, OPPO plans to update nearly 35 smartphone models within the year, covering more than 60 countries and regions, and as many as 160 million users. This rollout will begin with the Find X5 Pro and Find X5 today with the official release of ColorOS 13. OPPO will then continue to bring ColorOS 13 to over 20 more devices starting in 2023.