Tech company, Xiaomi is famously known as the Apple of China for it has a lineup of some of the very impressive and budget friendly smartphones that boast powerful hardware.
The company launched its operations in India in July 2014 and ever since it has been creating ripples in the market for its specs-heavy devices that are priced compellingly. It may have been known for its smartphones, however Xiaomi is now expanding its business to other segment of products that cater to the masses and interests the tech enthusiasts.
In the recent past, the Chinese smartphone maker took the wraps off many interesting device categories that include TVs, hoverboard, speakers, and more. Today, it unveiled a smart Induction cooker that comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, and added a few refresh models to its family of existing products.
All these new products have been launched under the company's new sub-brand, called Mi Ecosystem, which has been created to covers a range of products manufactured by Xiaomi's ecosystem partners. These products are meant to be used in daily life for the ease of users. Here we take a look at 10 Xiaomi devices that have been unveiled lately and look interesting to us:
The Mi Induction cooker has been launched as the first product under the company's new "Mi Ecosystem". It features three core technologies, including pressure control, heating method and the lining material. This is a smartphone cooker that is Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled via the Mi Home app. The company claims that the app supports over 200 brands of rice for now, and comes with other recipes that can be used with Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker. It is priced at CNY 999 (approx Rs. 10,200).
The Xiaomi Water Purifier 2 is a refresh model that is based on the reverse osmosis process of cleaning water by removing impurities at a rate of one litre per minute. It has smart connectivity features that support Wi-Fi network, and Android and iOS devices. The water purifier features advanced filtration technology that can find and kill particles as small as 0.0001 microns. It is priced at CNY 2,000 (around Rs. 20,400).
Xiaomi announced new range of Bluetooth Speakers that come with bigger battery to entertain users for longer. It has a 1200mAh battery that can give up to 7 hours of music playback. It features small LED indicators in the front, has a built-in microphone, supports up to 10 metres of distance, offers 5W output, and measures 60x60x93.3mm in dimension. The new Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker is priced at CNY 129 (approximately Rs. 1,300).
Xiaomi Mi Router get a refresh with the launch of new 3rd gen router. The Mi Router 3 router sports four-antenna design that can enhance the signal strength, as per the company claims. The router offers connectivity support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi , and is priced at CNY 149 (around Rs. 1,500).
Xiaomi recently announced the latest addition to its TV lineup. Called the Mi TV 3S, the TV come in two variants - a 65-inch Curved 4K panel, and a 43-inch flat FHD panel. The Mi TV 3S Curve has a 4K curved display manufactured by Samsung and is priced at CNY 8,999 (approximately Rs. 82,500), whereas the 43-inch FHD variant is priced at CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 18,500). The interesting part is that these TV are ultra thin at just 5.9mm. Inside, the TVs have Mstar 6A928 TV processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, and support for Dolby and DTS audio dual decoding.
Xiaomi Mi Box 3 is another interesting product that we look forward to buy in India sooner. The company announced an Enhanced Edition of the Mi Box 3 later last year for CNY 399 (approximately Rs. 4,200). It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT8693 hexa-core SoC coupled (two Cortex-A72 chips clocked at 2GHz each, and four Cortex-A53 chips clocked at 1.6GHz), with a PowerVR GX6250 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity, supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and features an improved the internal cooling system inside the digital player. It runs MIUI TV running atop Android 5.1.
The company announced its first two-wheeled, self-balancing smart scooter, named Ninebot mini last year in China. It is a battery-powered electric vehicle that has been developed in collaboration with Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot. It is made of aerospace-grade magnesium alloy and weighs just 12.8 kilograms. The scooter is priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 20,500). Interesting part is that it can go on for up to 22 kilometres on a single charge. The smart scooter can be controlled via smartphone app that can give information about speedometer, preferences, traffic data, fault detection, and firmware upgrade.