Xiaomi Mi 5 is currently running on Android 7.0 Nougat, but a series of appearances on Geekbench suggest that the handset will soon be updated to the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Before Android 7.0 Nougat, Xiaomi had been regarded as one of the worst companies when it comes to rolling out software updates to its devices. However, it’s not just Xiaomi that has turned around the tables as far as Nougat updates are concerned. Most smartphone OEMs have really stepped up their game and are doing better at releasing updates than before, something that Motorola fans might be quick to disagree.
As for those using the Xiaomi Mi 5, though, this statement is going to get even better as the device has appeared on Geekbench severally with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. Even though this listing is a basic confirmation that the phone is possible being tested for Nougat, it doesn’t give us any specific date about the expected release.
On the brighter side, this appearance also indicates that it won’t be long before Android 7.1.1 Nougat starts rolling out to the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship. Of course, we’ll be here to let you know when this happens. But so far, the results from the benchmarks indicate that the performance of the device on the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat is a bit off the mark when compared to version 7.0. However, the difference is negligible and possibly because these are early tests.
During single-core tests, the Nougat 7.1.1-powered Xiaomi Mi 5 clocked a score of 1738 and when taken through multi-core tests, the phone managed an impressive score of 3813. There are other cases where these scores were a bit lower, but as noted earlier, things should get better with more software optimizations.