Earlier today, Xiaomi added two more connected devices to its expanding ecosystem — the Mi TV2S and the Mi Water Purifier. While announcing the water purifier, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra let slip that they would “Love to bring to India soon.”
Barra writes, “This is a product we’d LOVE to bring to India soon — Mi Water Purifier. Just announced today, it makes tap water drinkable with Reverse Osmosis (RO), is super compact, shows real-time water quality, and reminds you on your smartphone when it’s time to replace the filter.”
The Mi Water Purifier has been developed in conjunction with Yunmi Technology, and is priced at 1,299 Yuan or Rs 13,279 approximately. The purifier uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) to purify water, which is the same process used for bottled pure water filtration, desalinization, and medical water.
It features four filters — a cotton filter, two activated coconut carbon filter, and a RO membrane. In terms of the process, the first filter cleans sediment, rust, and other such purities from the water, the carbon filters reduces discoloration and odor, and also improves the taste, while the RO membrane filters heavy metals, bacteria and other organic matter from water.
Much like Xiaomi’s IoT devices, the Mi Water Purifier can be controlled by your smartphone. The app gives real-time data on the purity of the water, and also reminds you when it is time to change the filters. The purifier is quite portable as well with dimensions of 205x260x410mm, or in other words, it has a smaller footprint than an A4 paper. Despite the compact size, the water purifier churns out around 400 gallons of water in a day, and is around eight times faster than a standard water purifier.
Xiaomi hasn’t launched any of its connected devices in India yet, except the Mi Band. The fitness tracking smartband is generally available on the company’s website for Rs 999.