Realme UI 3.0 was unveiled on Wednesday alongside the Realme GT Neo 2 launch in India. The Chinese company’s new custom skin is based on Google’s Android 12 and is designed to bring a “brand new experience” to Realme smartphone users. As a successor to last year’s Realme UI 2.0, Realme UI 3.0 brings all-new icons and an interface called Fluid Space Design. The proprietary interface is said to give users a feeling of space and provide a list of personalization features 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 come under early access for Realme GT users later this month 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 interface will also be available for the 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 Q1 2022. Furthermore, the update will go live 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 in the second quarter of next year.
Realme UI 3.0 Features
One of the latest features that Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 brings to the Realme phones is the Fluid Space design which adds 3D icons, putting more weight on their outlines and color projection to resemble their main colors and a three-dimensional view. The company said that compared to Realme UI 2.0, the new interface would bring a wider range of colors.
Realme has also designed a new layout interface that gives a spacious feel by reducing the information density and widening the white space. Elements such as title size, symbols and text contrast have also been improved to highlight important information.
Like other custom skins, Realme UI 3.0 offers a range of personalized features. You can customize icons, backgrounds, and fonts to your liking. There is also a new global theme color customization that allows you to choose your color preference that will be available throughout the interface.
Realme UI 3.0 also improves the always-on display (AOD) experience. Allows you to upload your own photo that will be visible on the lock screen – when the phone is idle. The company has also brought its Realmeow mascot to the AOD to improve its branding on Realme phones and give more lock screen design choices. In addition, there are Omojis such as ghosts, food, and objects that can be used for account IDs or directly on AOD.
To provide an overall performance upgrade over Realme UI 2.0, Realme UI 3.0 has an AI Smooth Engine that uses software-based algorithms to improve smoothness and reduce power consumption. Realme claimed the patented changes help reduce memory consumption by 30 percent, increase app launch speed by 13 percent, and extend battery life by 12 percent.
Realme UI 3.0 also includes an AI Animation Engine that is claimed to help optimize animation effects and smoother gesture input. In addition, there is Floating Window 2.0 to enhance multitasking and allow users to control floating windows however they want. The company said the new addition aims to make the floating windows even more practical and convenient in different usage scenarios.
In addition to the new interface-level changes, Realme UI 3.0 brings a list of new privacy features. One of them is Private Pic Share which allows you to hide photo information like timestamp, camera models and settings when you share it with other users. There is also an iOS-like approach to location sharing to prevent apps from accessing precise location data.
Realme UI 3.0 also includes an upgraded app permission recording that provides pictorial representations of privacy permissions required by and granted to various apps. Furthermore, there are preloaded features to enable Payment Protection, App Lock, Harassment Call Blocker and Hide Apps.