Moto G4 Plus Enters Android 7.1.1 Nougat Testing Phase

Moto G4 Plus Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Lenovo is gearing up to roll out Android 7.1.1 update to Moto G4 Plus handset within the next few days. According to reports, a Moto G4 Plus smartphone bearing Android 7.1.1 Nougat has passed through GFXBench. The pushing of Android 7.1.1 assumes great significance in the wake of several manufacturers who are yet to kick start Android 7.0 Nougat onto their smartphones.

Based on the information leaked from GFXBench, Lenovo is currently conducting closed beta testing of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto G4 Plus handset. The GFXBench 4.0 result shows the presence of Android 7.1.1 tagged as Android Motorola Edition.

Moto G4 Plus

Moreover, the result displays the fact that the phone bears a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 615 processor paired with Adreno 405 graphics. The processor runs at a clock speed of 1.6GHz.

When it comes to the storage, the GFXBench result shows 25GB although the phone offers 32GB. It looks like the benchmarking site only displays the capacity after consumption by Android. The RAM is listed as 1.8GB instead of 2GB.

While the rear camera is listed as a 15MP 4K sensor, the front-facing snapper is equipped with a 4.8MP sensor. We haven’t heard about the 15MP sensor in the past. Hence, you can assume 16MP on the rear and 5MP on the front. You can capture FHD videos with both rear and front cameras.

The appearance of stuff in GFXBench should not be regarded as final since we don’t have any official confirmation. Hence, you should accept the facts only with a pinch of salt. Moreover, there are serious doubts about how Android Nougat will perform on a smartphone with 2GB RAM. That said, Android 7.0 Nougat was made available for Moto G4 Plus in 2016.

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Recently, Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro was also spotted running Android 7.1.1 Nougat on GFXBench. We expect the arrival of Android Nougat for several existing smartphone before the end fo May. The main reason is because Google will likely release Android O towards the middle of June.

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