Realme UI 3.0 was launched on Wednesday along with the launch of Realme GT Neo 2 in India. The Chinese company’s new custom skin is based on Google’s Android 12 and is intended to offer Realme smartphone users a “brand new experience”. As the successor to last year’s Realme UI 2.0, Realme UI 3.0 brings completely new icons and a surface called Fluid Space Design. The proprietary interface is designed to give users a sense of space and provide a list of personalization functions that work not only with icons or backgrounds, but also with fonts and other UI elements.
Realme UI 3.0 roadmap
At the launch event, Realme announced that Realme UI 3.0 will be available to users in December. However, it will be available early this month for Realme GT users and will gradually reach Realme X7 Max, Realme GT Master Edition, Realme 8 Pro and the newly launched Realme GT Neo 2 from December. The new user interface will also be available for Realme X50 Pro, Realme 7 Pro, Realme X7 Pro, Realme 8, Realme Narzo 30, Realme C25, Realme C25s, Realme Narzo 50A and Realme 8i in the first quarter of 2022. The update will go live in the second quarter of next year for Realme X7, Realme X3, Realme X3 SuperZoom, Realme 8 5G, Realme 8s, Realme 7 5G, Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G and Realme Narzo 30 5G.
Realme UI 3.0 features
One of the newest features that Realme UI 3.0, based on Android 12, is bringing to the Realme phones is the Fluid Space Design, which puts 3D symbols with more weight on their outlines and color projection to resemble their main colors and a three-dimensional one look. The company said the new user interface would offer a wider range of colors compared to Realme UI 2.0.
Realme has also designed a new layout surface that gives a sense of space by reducing the information density and expanding the white space. Elements like title size, icons and text contrast have also been improved to highlight important information.
Similar to other custom skins, Realme UI 3.0 offers a number of personalized features. You can customize icons, backgrounds and fonts to your liking. There is also a new global color adjustment for the theme that allows you to choose your color preference which is available throughout the user interface.
Realme UI 3.0 also enhances the Always-On-Display (AOD) experience. This allows you to upload your own photo which will be shown on the lock screen – when the phone is inactive. The company also brought its Realmeow mascot to the AOD to improve its branding on Realme phones and add more lock screen design options. In addition, there are omojis such as ghosts, food and objects that can be used for account IDs or directly on AOD.
To achieve a general performance upgrade over Realme UI 2.0, Realme UI 3.0 features an AI Smooth Engine that uses software-based algorithms to improve smoothness and reduce power consumption. Realme claimed the proprietary changes will help reduce memory consumption by 30 percent, increase app launch speed by 13 percent, and increase battery life by 12 percent.
Realme UI 3.0 also includes an AI animation engine that is said to help tweak animation effects and provide smoother gesture input. In addition, there is Floating Window 2.0 to improve multitasking and allow users to control floating windows however they want. According to the company, the new addition is intended to make the floating windows even more practical and convenient in various usage scenarios.
In addition to the new changes at the interface level, Realme UI 3.0 brings a list of new data protection functions. One of them is Private Pic Share, which allows you to hide picture information like timestamps, camera models and settings when sharing with other users. There’s also an iOS-like approximate location sharing to prevent apps from accessing exact location details.
Realme UI 3.0 also includes an updated app entitlement record that provides pictorial representations of the privacy permissions required and granted by various apps. In addition, there are pre-installed functions for enabling payment security, app locking, blocking of harassment calls and hiding apps.