[Update: Feb. 17] Realme UI 3.0 (Android 12) update tracker: Release date, list of eligible or supported devices, & more

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on February 24, 2021) follows:

Realme has been doing a decent job at getting the Android 11 update to some of its devices, albeit in beta form. The stable update has only been released for the Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro Player Edition.

Although recent developments indicated that the company will be rolling out Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 for the Realme X2 Pro as well as the Realme 7 Pro in March.

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That said, Android 11 isn’t the only new kid on the block anymore since Google recently announced the release of the Android 12 Developer Preview for the Pixels.

Android 12 is expected to bring a bunch of new features, some of which are already present in the Developer Preview, however, we’ll have to wait a few months before Google unveils all of it.

Like last year, we expect Realme to be one of the first OEMs to offer the Android 12 update with its Realme UI 3.0 skin for its flagship smartphone for 2021.

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And the company will later push the update to other models that came with Android 10 or later pre-installed as it tends to release 2 major OS updates to most devices from its portfolio excluding some budget-friendly options.

Since Realme does not have a clear-cut policy for software updates, it’s hard to say which devices will get the upcoming Android 12 update.

Although taking into account past trends, we’ve come up with a list of phones from Realme that may be eligible for the Realme UI 3.0 update based on Android 12. Check it out below:

– Realme X50 Pro/Player Edition
– Realme X50
– Realme X7
– Realme X7 Pro
– Realme X3

– Realme X3 SuperZoom
– Realme 7
– Realme 7 Pro
– Realme 7i
– Realme 6

– Realme 6 Pro
– Realme 6i
– Realme Narzo 20
– Realme Narzo 20 Pro
– Realme Narzo 20A

– Realme Narzo 30A
– Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
– Realme C17
– Realme C15
– Realme C12

– Realme V11 5G
– Realme V15 5G
– Realme Q2 Pro
– Realme GT

 

Realme UI 3.0 (Android 12) release date

 

Last year, Realme rolled out the Android 11 beta update for the Realme X50 Pro at the beginning of July. Hence, we can expect to see a similar release schedule this year.

According to the Android 12 release schedule from Google, the stable Android 12 update will go live towards the tail-end of August or in early September, which was the case with Android 11.

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Android 12 release schedule

Once the stable update goes live for the Pixels, it’s likely that Realme will open up the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access program for the flagship device it will be launching this year. After a couple of months of testing, the company may release the stable update as well.

Other eligible smartphones from Realme will soon get the Realme UI 3.0 beta/stable update based on Android 12 in the following months. Although, that’s hard to speculate and we’ll have to wait for the company to share its plans later on in the year.

 

Update 1 (May 19, 2021)

 

IST 10:45 am Realme only has a single China-specific device geared up for Android 12 program this year. Realme GT Neo has been picked up as the device for this year’s program.

This may sound disappointing to other devices as users were expecting at least one device that is globally available.

 

Update 2 (September 23, 2021)

 

IST 11:45 am New reports now suggest that Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 is coming to eligible devices starting in October.

 

Update 3 (October 04, 2021)

 

IST 04:56 pm Realme has finally announced that Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 will be coming soon. The company hasn’t divulged the timeline yet.

 

Update 4 (October 05, 2021)

 

IST 10:32 am: In the official announcement of the release of Android 12 AOSP, Google goes on to note that devices from various OEMs including Realme, should start getting the Android 12 update later this year.

IST 11:35 am: October 13 is the date to save. This, as Realme has confirmed that Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 will be launched then.

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Update 5 (October 06, 2021)

 

IST 11:52 am: Android 12 is slowly but surely becoming a thing and more and more OEMs are beginning to make decent steps towards a stable release.

Now, it is coming to light that the Realme GT 5G is getting Android 12 closed beta in China.

 

Update 6 (October 14, 2021)

 

IST 11:52 am: Realme has just unveiled Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. Along with this announcement, the company adds that early access begins this October.

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Update 7 (October 15, 2021)

 

IST 11:23 am: Realme has just made public its Android 12-based realme UI 3.0 Early access roadmap, outlining when its devices will get early, pre-stable builds.

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Update 8 (October 19, 2021)

 

IST 05:31 pm: Realme GT users can rejoice as the company has opened up the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access registrations for the device in India.

As usual, there are a limited number of slots so be sure to register as soon as possible to stand a chance to try out Android 12 along with Realme UI 3.0 ahead of the general public.

 

Update 9 (October 22, 2021)

 

IST 1:31 pm: Realme UI 3.0 brings with it a ton of new features to eligible devices. These include themes that are dependent on the wallpaper akin to the whole Material You design.

Also, there are new New Dark Mode Options, Omoji that offers users the ability to customize their avatars, Sketchpad AOD akin to OnePlus’ canvas, AI Smooth Engine, floating windows, and more.

 

Update 10 (November 12, 2021)

 

IST 11:52 am: The early builds of Android 12-based Realme UI 3 for the Realme GT is now available in China and interested persons can register here.

 

Update 11 (December 10, 2021)

 

IST 01:00 pm: Realme X7 Max 5G users can rejoice as the company has kick-started the Early Access program for the device in India.

Interested users must have the RMX3031_11.A.21 software version installed on their device to participate in the Early Access testing.

 

Update 12 (December 11, 2021)

 

IST 09:56 am: Realme announced Android 12 based Realme UI 3.0 Open Beta for Realme GT 5G.

Interested users can now apply for Open Beta, but they should have the RMX2202_11.C.04 software version installed in order to participate. Check more information here.

 

Update 13 (December 14, 2021)

 

IST 01:20 am: Realme is now rolling out the second Android 12 beta update for the Realme X7 Max as version C.02. The changelog only mentions improvements in system stability and that it fixes some known issues.

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Update 14 (December 14, 2021)

 

IST 04:10 pm: Realme UI 3.0 Early Access applications are now open for Realme GT Neo 2. Interested users can now apply and experience the latest Android 12.

It’s worth noting that the applications will be accepted in batches and there are only limited seats available. Check more details here.

 

Update 15 (December 17, 2021)

 

IST 10:12 am: Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 is available in Early Access for Realme GT Neo 2 and now we have some more information to share.

It bears the software version RMX3370_11_C.01 and comes with a huge update size of nearly 5GB. As for the changelog, it brings a whole bunch of new UI changes and a bulk of new features based on Android 12.

Click/tap to enlarge screenshots below:


Note: We’ll add the tracker table to this article once Realme seeds the Android 12/Realme UI 3.0 beta or stable update to any device.

Update 15 (December 18, 2021)

IST 04:32 pm: Realme 8 Pro now joins the Android 12 party with Realme UI 3.0 Early Access. Interested users can now enroll for Early Access and get a chance to experience the Android 12 ahead of its stable release.

Update 16 (December 23, 2021)

IST 03:24 pm: Realme has begun rolling out the stable Android 12 update with its Realme UI 3.0 skin for the Realme GT in China. The update is hitting devices in the country as an OTA with version C.10.

Update 17 (December 29, 2021)

IST 06:00 pm: Realme just announced the Early Access Beta Program for the realme GT Neo 2T and the December update for the realme GT.

Update 18 (January 01, 2022)

IST 02:18 pm: Realme UI 3.0 Early Access is now available for Realme GT Master Edition. Interested users can now enroll in the program and experience the Android 12. For more info, head here.

Update 19 (January 03, 2022)

IST 10:43 am: Realme now says that the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access update for realme X50 Pro will be rolled out in the first Quarter of 2022 in India.

IST 11:03 am:An alleged ANdroid 12-based Realme UI 3.0 roadmap has been revealed, outlining how the OEM might handle the rollout of this new firmware to eligible devices.

January, 2022
– Realme GT

February, 2022
– Realme GT Neo 2
– Realme 8 Pro

March, 2022
– Realme 7 Pro
– Realme 8
– Realme GT Master Edition

April, 2022
– Realme 8i
– Realme 7
– Realme X50 Pro

July, 2022
– Realme 8 5G
– Realme Narzo 30 5G
– Realme 7 5G

August, 2022
– Realme X3 Super Zoom
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Update 20 (January 11, 2022)

IST 12:22 pm: Realme has unveiled its plan for the Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 rollout for the users in France.

January 2022:

– Realme GT 5G

February 2022:

– Realme GT Neo 2

– Realme 8 Pro

– Realme 9 Pro

– Realme 9 Pro+

March 2022:

– Realme 7 Pro

– Realme 8

– Realme GT Master Edition

– Realme GT 2

– Realme GT 2 Pro

April 2022:

– Realme 8i

– Realme 7

– Realme X50 Pro

July 2022:

– Realme 8

– Realme Narzo 30

– Realme 7 5G

– Realme 9i

August 2022:

– Realme X3 SuperZoom

Update 21 (January 12, 2022)

IST 04:32 pm: Replying on a user’s query regarding Realme 6 Pro Android 12 update, Realme support confirmed that they won’t be releasing any further OTA update for this device including the Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0.

Update 22 (January 13, 2022)

IST 9:30 am: In a weekly FAQ session, Realme has confirmed that they will not be updating the recently released realme Pad to Android 12. However, it will keep getting security and performance updates.

Update 23 (January 19, 2022)

IST 05:45 pm: Realme 8 has reportedly started the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access program. And the interested users can now enroll in the program and experience the latest Android 12.

Update 24 (January 24, 2022)

IST 04:18 pm: Realme X7 Pro, Realme Q3 Pro, Realme X50 Pro, and X50 Pro Player Edition are now getting Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 Early Access in China.

Update 25 (January 25, 2022)

IST 02:09 pm: Realme has announced the Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 Early Access program for Realme X50 Pro users in India.

IST 05:33 pm: Realme 7 Pro users in India can now experience the latest Android 12 OS as Realme opens applications for the Early Access program.

Update 25 (January 26, 2022)

IST 11:53 am: Realme had no plans to release the Android 12 update for Realme Pad and said it will only receive the security patches.

However, now the company said that this tablet will receive the Android 12 update in Q3 of 2022. Moreover, it is also confirmed to get three years of security patches.

Update 25 (January 27, 2022)

12:37 pm (IST): Realme begins Realme UI 3.0 public beta testing for Realme GT Neo users in China. Those interested can apply and experience the Android 12 OS.

Update 26 (February 15, 2022)

06:14 pm (IST): Realme started the Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 Early Access application for Realme C25 users.

Update 27 (February 17, 2022)

05:17 pm (IST): Realme UI 3.0 open beta application is now available for Realme X7 Max 5G, Realme GT Neo, and Realme GT Master Edition. And interested users can apply for open beta update starting today.

Device Beta Stable Notes
Realme GT 5G Released Released – Stable update released in China, India
Realme GT Neo 2 Released Open beta available
– Early access program begins
Realme X7 Max 5G Released Open beta available
– Early access program begins
Realme 8 Pro – Early access program begins
Realme GT Neo 2T – Early access program begins
Device Beta Stable Notes
Realme GT Master Edition Released Open beta available
– Early Access program begins
Realme X50 Pro Early Access live in India
Early Access live in China
Early Access in Q1 2022
Realme 8 – Early access program begins
Realme X50 Pro Player Edition Early Access live in China
Realme X7 Pro Early Access live in China
Device Beta Stable Notes
Realme Q3 Pro Early Access live in China
Realme 7 Pro Early Access live in India
Realme Pad Reportedly coming in Q3, 2022
Realme GT Neo Public beta (China)
Realme C25 Early Access program kick-started

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