Ahead of its big launch event scheduled on May 31st in Shenzhen, Xiaomi has today launched its next-generation router — Mi Router 4. The router has been priced at 199 Yuan, which roughly converts to $31.
In terms of design, the newly launched Mi Router 4 is quite similar to the Mi Router 3. It comes with 4 omnidirectional antennae and uses a large area of aluminum-magnesium alloy heat sink and a high thermal conductivity thermal paste.
On the rear side, there are cooling holes as well as bottom shell opening, aimed at improving the effectivity and efficiency of the overall cooling system.
As of the internals, the router comes with 128MB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage, similar to its predecessor. However, the company has opted for an upgrade for the CPU, and thus, the Mi Router 4 packs MT7621A chipset which can provide connectivity to up to 128 devices.
As for the port availability, there’s one WAN port and two LAN ports on the back side. On the top side, there’s Mi branding in the center and LED lights for indicating connectivity. We are expecting the router to have a USB port just like its predecessor, but it isn’t confirmed yet.
The Mi Router 3, which was launched last year, comes with MT7620A processor. It was operating on MiWiFi OS, which is based on OpenWRT and we are assuming that this newly launched Mi Router 4 is also using the same operating system. The router can be configured through a web interface as well as through its mobile application which is available for Android as well as iOS.
The Mi Router 4 uses Gigabit WAN/LAN+2.4G/5G dual-band Wi-Fi and supports MiNET to quickly connect smart devices with a click of single button. To connect, users will just have to press the MiNET button and will quickly connect smart devices to the router without passwords.
In terms of wireless security, it supports WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption, wireless access control (blacklisting and whitelisting), SSID hiding, intrusion detection, DoS protection, access control manager, and SSID isolation.
The Xiaomi Mi Router 4 is priced at 199 Yuan (approximately $31), which is 50 Yuan more than the Mi Router 3. It will go on sale in China from 25th May through Xiaomi Mall, Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning. Further, the devices will be available to purchase from Mi Home Stores as well.