Rumor | Xiaomi is working on a 4G/LTE-only POCO M4 variant
A phone called the Xiaomi 2201117PG has appeared on Geekbench 5 with a MediaTek MT6781 (or Helio G96) processor and 6GB of RAM. Nothing very strange or unusual, to be honest - except for the name slated for this device in recent leaks.
According to Xiaomiui, this phone is in fact destined to become a POCO M4 - albeit a new version that, obviously (based on its chipset) is 4G/LTE-only. The blog also asserts that it is to be a re-branded Redmi Note 11S, which does have a very similar model number (2201117SG), if a different code-name (miel, whereas that of the "4G M4" is fleur).
Therefore, this would be an odd move on Xiaomi's part, as the Note 11S has been confirmed to sell in a number of markets, India included. That market is also destined for an impending POCO M4 Pro 5G launch soon. Then agian, perhaps this "M4 4G" will indeed be a new way to buy the older Redmi phone, with the obligatory re-styling to match its new brand.