A fresh report coming from the Chinese website MyDrivers.com, claims that the Xiaomi Mi 4i will soon be upgraded with a better processor. Regarded as a cheaper version of the Mi 4 with slightly dumbed-down specs, the smartphone is equipped with an octa core Snapdragon 615, which could be upgraded to a hex a core Snapdragon 808 processor.
The smartphone has been having some overheating issues and back in May software update was made available in order to fix the issues. But now it seems that Xiaomi wants to upgrade the main kernel as well, just to be sure that it gets rid of these annoying problems.
Snapdragon 810 wouldn’t have been a viable option, since manufacturers have opted for the Snapdragon 808 as the 810 is believed to have thermal issues, as well. However, it’s important to point that Qualcomm is already working on a tweaked version of the Snapdragon 810 chipset which is going to be used in the OnePlus 2, the Mi 5 and others.
The updated Xiaomi Mi 4i is believed to have the same 5 inch 1080p display with 2GB of RAM and the 13-MP camera on the back. The dual-SIM device will get Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with MI UI on top and will support 4G LTE.
Recently, a new device codenamed Libra has appeared on a benchmark running the same hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor. The specs that it featured were pointing out to the Mi 4i, but the possibility of Xiaomi coming up with a brand new device isn’t ruled out either. Watch this space for more details in coming weeks.