Xiaomi Mi 4
Xiaomi Mi 4c is said to be a cheaper variant of Mi 4.Xiaomi

Xiaomi could be planning a cheaper variant of last year's Mi 4, as the upcoming smartphone has just made an appearance through the AnTuTu benchmark.

The benchmark suggests the new model, Mi 4c, would be the company's first smartphone to use the Snapdragon 808 chip with a hexa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, while coupled with 418 graphics unit.

Xiaomi Mi 4c
Xiaomi Mi 4c AnTuTu benchmark.Techgadegtsz

The phone will sport a 5in screen with full HD display featuring resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels, new MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop version 5.1.1, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Expect a 13 megapixel rear snapper and a five megapixel camera at the front.

Xiaomi's new model has also been spotted in TENAA database, the Chinese telecommunications equipment certification centre.

Xiaomi Mi 4c
Xiamo Mi 4c spotted at TENAA.TENAA

Most of the hardware features in TENAA are similar to that of AnTuTu, with a few additional details including dimension of the device at 138.1 x 69.9 x 7.8mm and weight at 130.35gm. It is expected to be available in several colour options such as red, orange, yellow, green, black and white.

The device is likely priced in such a way that it will be able to compete with rival budget models in the market, says PhoneArena.

It will support 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, with port for Micro USB connectivity.