With the number of custom ROMs available today, it’s hard to tell whether Xiaomi Mi 4C is indeed testing Android 7.1.2 Nougat ahead of an official release.
The phone has just stopped by Geekbench with Android 7.1.2 Nougat on board. Usually, this would mean that Xiaomi Mi 4C is being tested for the new OS, however, it could also be a geeky user who has successfully installed a custom ROM on the phone based on this OS.
Earlier this month, the Chinese OEM released a list of devices that will be receiving the update to Android Nougat. The Mi 4C was on this list, however, the company was very clear that the phone would be updated to the initial v7.0 of the OS and not v7.1.2 or even v7.1.1.
With the appearance of the Xiaomi Mi 4C with Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Geekbench, it leaves us wondering whether the company has plans to release an updated version of the OS to the 2015 device at some point later this year. Nonetheless, it would still be a welcome move if this almost two-year old phone got this newest version of Nougat, especially since it would probably be its last major OS upgrade.
The Mi 4C has a similar hardware package to the Google Nexus 5X. The phone ships with a Snapdragon 808 SoC mated with either 2GB or 3GB RAM. The storage options are also two – 16GB or 32GB – but there’s no room to expand them. The phone came preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and so far it has already been upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Other specs of the Xiaomi Mi 4C include a 5-inch Full HD display, a 13MP main camera, 5MP selfie camera and a 3080mAh battery unit that supports fast charging via a USB-C port.