Xiaomi recently released a list of devices that will be updated to Android 7.0 and 7.1.1 Nougat, but there was no word on whether the mentioned devices will go past the latter version to the newest Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
In fact, three of the four devices that were confirmed to be part of the newer 7.1.1 Nougat treat – Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5C and Mi Max 2 – actually come with the OS preinstalled out of the box, with the remaining one being the Redmi 4X, which has Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Now, in a rare occurrence, it appears that Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is being tested for Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The phone, which was released in November 2016, has appeared on Geekbench with the latest version of Nougat running the show.
This is not to say that the OS will indeed be rolled out, but it’s an indicator that Xiaomi could be testing the OS on the Redmi 4 Prime with the intention of releasing it sooner or later.
Looking at the specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime, it makes sense that Android 7.1.2 Nougat update could be in the works. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.02GHz and mated with 3GB RAM. In the benchmarks, the single-core score stood at 857 while the multi-core score was an impressive 4262.
Other specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime include a 5-inch 1080p display screen, 32GB of expandable storage, a 13MP/5MP camera combination and a decent 4100mAh battery with support for fast battery charging technology.
As noted, the Redmi 4 Prime was released in late 2016 and it came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.