Xiaomi has announced price cut on its Mi Router and Mi WiFi Repeater 2 accessories in India. The Mi Router 3C White variant is now available for Rs 999 while the Mi WiFi Repeater 2 White will now retail for Rs 799.
Xiaomi, the Chinese company primarily known for its budget Android smartphones, is trying to expand beyond mobile devices with the launch of smart devices like wearables, headphones, air purifier, power bank and wireless router. The price cut will help the company reach more consumers and make them competitive against devices offered by well-established names in the segment.
Xiaomi Mi Router 3C was launched in May at Rs 1,199 and has now received a price cut of Rs 200 to retail at Rs 999, a discount of 17 percent from its launch price. The Mi Router 3C is a 802.11n wireless router with four antennas that supports increased operating and strong signal across the room. The router is capable of delivering up to 300Mbps download speed and has a WiFi range of 80 meters.
The Mi Router 3C comes with 64MB RAM, which the company claims is 8 times more than the conventional router. It also uses a dual ROM partition system allowing its users to securely upgrade the firmware of the device. Another highlight is the Mi WiFi app available for Android and iOS that allows for remote management. The app offers options to remotely blacklist users and even has parental control options to set time limit on a child’s internet usage.
The Mi WiFi Repeater 2, on the other hand, is a device that can be used to extend the range of your WiFi network. If you already have an existing WiFi setup at home and need to extend its range to another room then a repeater serves the purpose.
The Mi WiFi Repeater 2 features built-in dual PCB antennas that can expand the signal range of any popular router and offer download speeds up to 300Mbps. It also supports option to auto-select WiFi channels for faster download speeds.
The Mi WiFi Repeater 2 is a plug and play device that can be connected into any power socket to extend the range of a router without a need to buy another router. The Repeater 2 can support up to 16 connections and can be set up in three simple steps within the Mi Home app. The device is ideal for a household with existing WiFi connection with dead zones that offer restricted internet access. Both the devices are now available for purchase from Mi.com.
Xiaomi has grown to become the largest smartphone brand in the country and is trying to leverage the popularity by entering into other consumer electronics segment. The company is also planning to launch its IoT platform, Mi TVs and e-bikes in India this year.