Xiaomi has been teasing about a new launch for the past couple of days and as predicted, the company announced a brand new router along with a couple of other products at an event in China.
The company has made a lot of changes in the new Xiaomi router, including its design. Now, the device looks more of a router than a CPU, with a flatter rectangular design. It looks almost as thick as the older generation model, probably due to the massive storage that comes inside.
Like the previous model, this new router comes with 1TB storage. However, those who want to take things to a whole new level can now opt for a 6TB version as well. Yes, the company has finally decided to make this option available for those users who are always in short of storage.
Even under the hood, the Xiaomi router sports some changes. First of all, it will be the first device to feature Broadcom Broadcom 4709C dual-core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz which improves performance by 40% as compared to the previous version. This along with the 512MB RAM on board should ensure seamless connection to the internet as well as consistent access to high-speed internet.
The router comes with 2×2 external PCB dual antenna array with advanced signal tracking technology. The company claims that this ensures better connectivity throughout the home. Moreover, the overall structure is designed to keep the device cool.
As for the features, you can do a lot of things with the 6TB (if you opt for that model) storage inside. You can connect your smartphone, tablet or even laptop to the router and backup all your contents on the device. These photos, videos, and other files are accessible remotely from anywhere in the world, provided you have an internet connection. You can even connect your camera with Wi-Fi to the router to backup all of your photos.
Another important feature is the through the app. Users can download and install the Xiaomi router app from the app store and can search for a number of titles. They can then keep the file for download remotely and the router will start downloading it back at home. So, once the user gets back, he or she can directly access that file.
Finally, the router can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, web adverts and will also help in privacy protection. You can also set permissions for each connected device. Finally, Xiaomi claims that the router has four kinds of network acceleration, which smartly allocates bandwidth to improve web browsing, downloads, gaming and broadband connection on the device.
Overall, an interesting upgrade. The router is actually a multi-purpose storage hub, which can act as an interesting addition to your home as well as office environment.
The 1TB version of the router starts at the same price as the older generation model, i.e. at 699 Yuan. But if you want the 6TB version, you will have to shell out 2999 Yuan.