Xiaomi Mi 4C was launched in September 2015 and just like many other flagships launched the same year, it is expected to receive an update to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
The company has already availed the same update to the Xiaomi Mi 5 and the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5S, Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX are also expected to be updated with the same OS in the coming days. Given this tight schedule, we don’t expect to see the slightly older Xiaomi Mi 4C joining the party anytime soon, instead, this wait could go all the way to Q2 2017, but the wait might be worth it.
According to the latest findings surfacing from Geekbench, the Xiaomi Mi 4X has appeared on the benchmarking website and interestingly, the device is running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This would be a welcome move from Xiaomi, skipping the initial version 7.0 of the OS and straight to the latest version.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C variant that is being tested comes with 3GB of RAM, meaning this is the model that also packs 32GB of non-expandable onboard storage. This is the high-end offering of the phone, with the entry-level variant coming in with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage – there is no room for microSD card storage as well. These are the major differences between the two, with the rest of the specs remaining the same.
There is a 5-inch IPS LCD display screen with 1080p resolution and a battery unit of 3080mAh with support for Quick Charge 2.0 technology and USB-C. Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 808 hexacore processor, the same unit you find in the likes of Google Nexus 5X and LG V10, among other 2015 flagships. As noted earlier, you get two memory options of 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB.
The main camera has a 13MP snapper with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash and f/2.0 aperture while the front has a 5MP snapper that shares the same aperture with the primary shooter.