Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router Announced – A Next-Gen High Speed Router With 6 TB Built-in Storage!
Leading Chinese smartphone manufacture- Xiaomi after venturing into mobile phones and their accessories, and cameras is now planning to capture more share consumer devices market. With that in mind, the company has launched Mi WiFi Router supporting 6 TB of storage space.
“One of the problems many people face at home is that their internet bandwidth isn’t large enough for high-definition videos to be streamed smoothly, especially when another family member is also downloading something. Photographers and users who have a lot of videos and pictures will also find it very useful to have their multimedia content stored in a place that can be easily accessed by all their terminals, including their mobile phones and television. That’s why a router with very quick connectivity and very large storage, which was also beautifully designed, had to be made,” said Lei Jun, Founder and Chairman of Xiaomi.
Price, Hardware & Features
First things first, the Mi WiFi router packing 6 TB storage costs CNY 2,999 (Rs. 30,900 approx.) while its 1 TB variant costs CNY 699 (Rs. 7,200 approx.) so we wanted to find out if it’s actually worth that much, especially the 6 TB version.
— Mi (@xiaomi) June 10, 2015
We did some research and found that all good 6 TB hard drives for surveillance systems cost close to Rs. 25k and more. So, if you want that much storage then it’s actually pretty much worth every penny of its price tag. The 1 TB version on the other hand, might feel small for a family but you can’t expect anything more at Rs. 7,200.
The router is based on the latest WLAN 802.11 ac standard along with being backward compatible with older standards as well. It also has PCB mounted dual antenna array supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands with 100% and 30% enhanced performance. The whole thing is powered up by Broadcom 4709c processor packing 1.4 GHz dual-core processor complimented with 256 MB (1 TB version) and 512 MB (6 TB model) DDR3 RAM.
Xiaomi also mentioned that the router uses surveillance standard hard drives from Seagate and Toshiba. The read speeds go up to 115 MB/s while the writing speed goes up to 58 MB/s. The router also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports at the back along with 1 full-sized USB port.
This will let you store all the photos and HD videos that you want on router and stream them simultaneously on your TV, smartphones, tablet, and your laptops. The router is kept cool with a large heatsink and a cooling fan.
The router can also has a built-in client to download videos and torrents.
This will let you queue your video downloads before you leave and watch them when you’re back home. Amazing! Isn’t it?
You can also backup your photos and videos directly from your smartphone and cameras and watch them remotely via Android and iOS apps.
There is no word about the global launch of these routers, but they will go on sale on Xiaomi’s official website on June 18 2015.
How many of you would like to buy this router if it’s launched in India?