In early April, Infinix Mobility released a list of devices that will be receiving the update to Android Nougat and the Infinix Note 2 wasn’t among them.
So far, the list included the successors to the Infinix Note 2, the flagships Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus as well as the budget Infinix Hot S and Hot 4. At the moment, only a handful of these phones have been updated to the new Android Nougat OS, among them the standard Zero 4, Note 3 and Note 3 Pro. So far, there are three versions of Android Nougat – v7.0, v7.1.1 and v7.1.2. Infinix Mobility is rolling out the original v7.0 to its devices, but there’s no word on when – or if – the other versions will be made available to these devices.
Now, in an interesting development, benchmarking platform Geekbench has been visited by an Infinix Note 2 handset running the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This is strange – first because the device has not been confirmed to be part of the Nougat roadmap and second is that Infinix Mobility is nowhere near Android 7.1.1 Nougat, having just started rolling out v7.0.
What makes us doubt this Infinix Note 2 listing on Geekbench even more is the fact that it has a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core running the show, which is the same chipset that you’ll find on the Infinix Hot S and the latest Infinix S2 Pro. However, the benchmarks further reveal that the motherboard of this phone is an MT6735, which is actually what you find inside the Infinix Note 2, alongside 2GB of RAM.
As you can see, there’s a lot of confusion here, which could mean anything for the Note 2. Whether Infinix will at some point roll out the Nougat update to this device or not is still unknown, but from our side of the table, we recommend that you keep your hopes a little bit lower for you might be disappointed. The best shot at getting Android 7.0 Nougat on an Infinix Note device is the moving for the Note 3 or Note 3 Pro.