OnePlus 9 series to come with ColorOS 11 confirmed officially, will replace HydrogenOS in China

OnePlus has officially confirmed that it will shift to ColorOS for its upcoming OnePlus 9 series devices, will be ditching its old HydrogenOS.

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker, has finally announced the news that we hinted last week. The company is switching to Oppo’s ColorOS ROM for its future OnePlus phones in China. The OnePlus 9 series, which will be launching soon, will be the first to run on ColorOS 11 out of the box. This marks a new chapter for OnePlus in China, and it’ll be fascinating to see how ColorOS fares with the brand’s loyal fanbase.

OnePlus 9 Series with ColorOS 11 in China

OnePlus is shaking things up in China, ditching their signature HydrogenOS for Oppo’s ColorOS 11 on their upcoming flagship series. However, OnePlus will still use Oxygen OS for its global variants of OnePlus devices, both existing and upcoming. It means that the upcoming OnePlus smartphones in India will launch with OxygenOS.

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone brand, has officially announced on Weibo, the Chinese social media platform, that its future flagship series in China will run on ColorOS 11. The company says that it will customize Oppo’s ROM with some “OnePlus Elements” and apps to suit its users. This means you can expect to see familiar touches like the classic OnePlus widget gracing the homepage.

Furthermore, the homepage will feature some new design elements and wallpapers. A teaser image gives us a glimpse of this hybrid OS. The teaser image shows that the OnePlus device will have a classic OnePlus widget and a variety of system icons and wallpapers.

Upcoming OnePlus devices to feature ColorOS ROM
Upcoming OnePlus devices to feature ColorOS ROM

ColorOS 11 on OnePlus devices in China

OnePlus and Oppo, the Chinese smartphone brands, have been collaborating on their R&D teams for a long time. So, it is not surprising that OnePlus is switching to ColorOS for its devices in China. At the same time, OnePlus assures us they’ll be optimizing ColorOS 11 to deliver the smooth, bloatware-free experience their global users crave.

Most of the OnePlus devices are derived from Oppo’s products. For example, the OnePlus Band is a renamed version of the Oppo Band. Similarly, the OnePlus Nord is a modified version of the Oppo Reno device.

Hydrogen OS on OnePlus Devices in China

Hydrogen OS, the ROM for OnePlus devices in China, was based on Oxygen OS, the ROM for OnePlus devices globally. The main difference between them was that Hydrogen OS did not have Google apps and services. Overall, HydrogenOS was essentially OxygenOS minus Google goodies for the Chinese market.

However, OnePlus has not explained why it is switching to ColorOS, the ROM for Oppo devices, in China. Some sources suggest that Chinese users like more personalized and feature-rich Android experience than the simple and clean Oxygen OS. While OxygenOS excels in minimalism, ColorOS offers a plethora of features and visual tweaks On the other hand, global users prefer the near stock Android experience of Oxygen OS.

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker, has not only launched the OnePlus 9 series with ColorOS 11 in China, but also provided a ColorOS 11 update for the older OnePlus 8 series from 2022. The company has released a flash-able build of ColorOS 11 for the OnePlus 8 series users who want to try the new ROM. However, the company also assures that it will still support Hydrogen OS for the previous OnePlus devices. Also Read – OnePlus Watch launches along side OnePlus 9 series

Oxygen OS on OnePlus Global devices

OnePlus has announced that its global variant of the OnePlus 9 series will run on Oxygen OS, its own ROM. Oxygen OS 11, which is based on Android 11 OS, was launched in September 2020 for the OnePlus 8 series.

The OnePlus 8T, which was released in October 2020, was the first OnePlus device to come with Oxygen OS 11 out of the box. Oxygen OS 11 offers some new features that are also available on Android 11 OS, such as dark mode, always-on display, and improved notifications.

OnePlus 9 series is launching soon in China. The series includes the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R, and OnePlus 9E. These OnePlus devices will run on ColorOS 11, the ROM for Oppo devices.

The company has also partnered with Hasselblad, the camera manufacturer, to improve its camera quality this year. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, which is very fast and powerful. Both phones will also support 65W fast charging, which can charge the battery quickly. While global details are still under wraps, the OnePlus 9 series promises to be a game-changer.

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