As expected, Xiaomi Mi 4C will be unveiled next week, much before Mi 5 which is reportedly being pushed to November. Company president and co-founder Lin Bin has confirmed that the device will be announced on 22 September.

The Xiaomi device, called Xiaomi Libra, which was leaked on GeekBench, is "officially confirmed as Xiaomi Mi 4C, a cheap variant of Xiaomi Mi 4", according to a report by Techgadgetsz. It went on to claim that it has been spotted on TENAA, Chinese telecommunications governing body.

There were also reports that claimed Xiaomi Mi 4C is an upgraded version of Xiaomi Mi 4i, but nothing is confirmed as of now.

The Chinese smartphone maker is yet to reveal anything about its Mi 4C, but leaks have hinted that it will come with several feature upgrades over Xiaomi Mi 4.

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 4C will sport a 5.0-inch IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and run on Xiaomi MiUI 7 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, according to a report by Techgadgetsz that cited information provided on AnTuTu Benchmark.

The report went on to say that the device will have Adreno 418 GPU, 13 MP main camera with Dual-Tone LED flash and 5 MP secondary snapper under the hoods. In terms of connectivity, it will have 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, micro-USB, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Direct and GPS with A-GPS.

On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 4 has a 5.0-inch full HD touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (441ppi pixel density), Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330, MIUI 5.0 based on Android 4.4.3 KitKat, 16/64 GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front snapper and non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery under the hoods.