Xiaomi launches two routers and a revamped set-top box, will expand to 10 more countries this year

Xiaomi launches two routers and a revamped set-top box, will expand to 10 more countries this year

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been teasing a mysterious new product which looked suspiciously like an Apple Magic Trackpad, but today it was finally as a mini wireless router.

The Mi Router Mini comes in an array of colors and is available for only CNY129 ($21). Xiaomi touts it as being up to three times faster than traditional wireless routers, theoretically supporting a speed of up to 1167 Mbps. It is also a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz router.


At the same time, Xiaomi also announced today the full launch of its Apple-style wireless router, the Mi Router, which was unveiled in beta last November. The router, which costs CNY699 ($112), also supports a speed of up to 1167 Mbps like its mini version. However, it comes with a 1TB hard disk to let you store files. Xiaomi says that’s enough capacity to download 1000 HD movies, store 40,000 songs, or keep 100,000 RAW format photos.

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The third product Xiaomi announced today was a revamped Xiaomi Box, an Android-based set-top box that will cost CNY399 ($64). The set-top box supports 4K Ultra HD content. Xiaomi claims that it has increased its performance three-fold, thanks to an upgraded CPU and graphics processor, making it suitable not only for TV, but for games too.

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In the meantime, Xiaomi also revealed that it will be expanding into 10 more countries this year — starting with Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, followed by Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico. This comes after Xiaomi simplified its Web domain to Mi.com as it seeks to appeal to an international audience.

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