The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, a variant of the original Redmi Note 4, was released earlier this year powered by the 2015 Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
But looking at the latest developments, the Redmi Note 4X is about to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. We don’t know when exactly this will be happening, but it appears that the tech giant has already started testing the new OS on this budget phone ahead of release.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has just been benchmarked on Geekbench with the new OS on board and even though this is not a guarantee that the update will be released soon, it’s an indicator that the OEM is indeed working on something.
As noted, the Redmi Note 4X came powered by Android Marshmallow out of the box. Other than this, the budget phone has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display screen that boasts a decent 1080p resolution and 401ppi, but there’s no mention of any Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, the Note 4X has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that is clocked at 2.0GHz and is paired with an Adreno 506 GPU alongside a RAM of either 3GB or 4GB. The benchmarked model has 3GB RAM.
In terms of storage, you also get two options of 32GB and 64GB and both can be expanded via a microSD card slot, which also doubles as a SIM 2 slot. The back of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and dual-tone LED flash and the front has a 5MP lens with the same aperture and ability to record up to 1080p videos.
For the battery power, you get a massive 4100mAh unit that is charged via a microUSB port and for authentication, there’s a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. In the benchmarks, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X with 3GB RAM managed a single-core score of 800 and a multi-core score of 3529.
As noted, we have no exact date as to when Android 7.0 Nougat OTA will be available for the Redmi Note 4X, but we’ll keep following and update you when the OS is ready for download. Stay tuned.