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OPPO to release Android 12-based ColorOS 12 in late September

ColorOS 11 (Android 11) review
ColorOS 11 (Android 11) review (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • OPPO has confirmed that ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 will roll out late in September.
  • The announcement also means Android 12 will launch sometime this month.
  • The official wallpapers for the next ColorOS version have also been released.

The next version of ColorOS is arriving soon. OPPO has confirmed that ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 will launch sometime later this month.

OPPO shared the general timeline for the rollout of the ColorOS 11 successor via its Weibo account. The announcement fell short of revealing the exact date for the launch, but its release coincides with the expected rollout of Android 12 to some of the best Android phones.

That only makes sense seeing as the Chinese phone maker was one of the first third-party OEMs to offer the Android 12 beta build earlier this year. Specifically, OPPO released the Android 12 beta on the Find X3 Pro, which looks set to pick up all the new features that Android 12 has to offer in the next few weeks.

To spice up its announcement, the OEM also released nine official wallpapers for the upcoming version of its Android overlay. You can view the high-resolution below:

OPPO's confirmation doesn't come as a huge surprise following the revelation made by its own digital assistant last month. When asked about the launch date for ColorOS 12, the China-only assistant disclosed that the software will arrive on September 13 at 3:00 AM Eastern Time.

For now, there's no official word on the full list of devices eligible to receive the next-gen OS. That said, we expect to hear more from OPPO in the coming days.

Oppo Find X3 Pro Render

OPPO Find X3 Pro

The Find X3 Pro is a solid all-around flagship phone from OPPO, offering a best-looking design, stunning video features, vibrant-looking photos, and an impressive 6.7-inch Quad HD display.

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