The only Xiaomi device that has been updated to the latest Android Nougat is the 2016 flagship Mi 5, which happened late last year.
A series of leaks have been showing up with several Xiaomi phones running the latest Android Nougat, among them the Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5S Plus and even the midrange Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. The latter is the latest to have appeared in a GFXBench listing, but again, there should be some concerns regarding the spec sheet listed on the benchmarking website.
According to the report, a Xiaomi phone has been listed running on the latest version of Android Nougat, which is v7.1.1. This means that the phone is currently being tested and as such, the update should be out very soon. While a number of specs listed by GFXBench match those of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, there are some disparities here and there.
For starters, the listed phone has a 5.7-inch Full HD resolution, however, the Redmi Note 3 Pro has a 5.5-inch that keeps the same resolution. Under the hood, the same processor and GPU are listed – a Snapdragon 650 with Adreno 510 GPU – however, where the Redmi Note 3 Pro is clocked at 1.8GHz, the listed model has a CPU clock speed of 2.0GHz.
As for the rest of the specs, you still get minor differences, but similarities are still there. These include a RAM of 3GB, 32GB storage, 16MP rear snapper and 5MP front camera – same as the Redmi Note 3 Pro. But while both cameras of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro can only manage up to 1080p video recording, the one on GFXBench can record videos of up to 4K on the main camera and 2K on the selfie shooter.
It is just about a month since this phone started receiving Android Marshmallow, something that makes the latest development a little too soon. In fact, the many errors in the GFXBench listing specs sheet when compared to what the Redmi Note 3 Pro really comes with throws everything into further doubt. But according to GSM Arena, this could indeed be the Redmi Note 3 Pro being tested for the latest Android Nougat.