Updated Xiaomi WiFi Router with up to on pre-sale for a starting price of $161


With every new product launch outside of the smartphone segment, Xiaomi is indicating that it wants to be more than just a phone maker — the company wants to be a lifestyle brand.

If you aren’t aware, Xiaomi already has a bunch of smart home accessories including WiFi controlled sockets, extension cables, and WiFi routers. The first-gen Xiaomi WiFi router has been around for a while, and the company recently gave it an upgrade which now means that the WiFi router comes with up to 6TB of storage.

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6TB is, of course, not going to come cheap. However, if you’re keen on trying it out, you could take a look at the 1TB version which costs just US$161 and is good enough to give you a taste, I assume. The WiFi router, with the available storage, isn’t just a NAS but it also has a proper operating system running on it using which you can directly download content off the internet on to the routers storage, and then stream it to connected devices via 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi.

The dual antenna router is powered by the Broadcom 4709C processor and has 512MB of on-board flash. Like mentioned, the 1TB version costs US$161 on GearBest, and if that won’t suffice, the 6TB one goes for US$574. Please note that the products are on pre-sale and shipping is expected to commence 2nd week of July.

 

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20 Comments

  1. jimberkas
    June 17, 2015

    sounds pretty great. does the software comes with english language option?

    • June 17, 2015

      Not sure… Don’t think so. Will check.

  2. Dis
    June 17, 2015

    but with the hard drives can they be set up in RAID? If not then no thanks.

  3. jimberkas
    June 17, 2015

    sounds pretty great. does the software comes with english language option?

    • Yash Garg
      June 17, 2015

      Not sure… Don’t think so. Will check.

  4. Dis
    June 17, 2015

    but with the hard drives can they be set up in RAID? If not then no thanks.

  5. Ulti
    June 18, 2015

    What does this realistically bring over the original Xiaomi router though? The original one was cheaper I believe and seems to be very similar and IMO even look better.

    I’ve actually got the original one and the mini version myself. The original one is even better than the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 which I also have. The mini version is average but I guess good value.

    • Shinshin
      June 18, 2015

      Does both have English firmware already?

      • Ulti
        June 19, 2015

        I have just used the stock firmware which is only in Chinese mainly.

        • Shinshin
          June 26, 2015

          Thanks!

    • steve
      June 19, 2015

      @Ulti can it support VPN ? that would be awesome. I can’t find any info on VPN

      • Ulti
        June 19, 2015

        I’m not sure, sorry.

  6. Ulti
    June 18, 2015

    What does this realistically bring over the original Xiaomi router though? The original one was cheaper I believe and seems to be very similar and IMO even look better.

    I’ve actually got the original one and the mini version myself. The original one is even better than the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 which I also have. The mini version is average but I guess good value.

    • Shinshin
      June 18, 2015

      Does both have English firmware already?

    • Guest
      June 19, 2015

      @Ulti can it support VPN ? that would be awesome. I can’t find any info on VPN

    • Ulti
      June 19, 2015

      I have just used the stock firmware which is only in Chinese mainly.

    • Ulti
      June 19, 2015

      I’m not sure, sorry.

    • Shinshin
      June 26, 2015

      Thanks!

  7. Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
    June 18, 2015

    If the firmware is still in chinese as and in the previous versions, is pointless. You can work with it only through chrome and online google translation. The apk I think is in english too and is the same with the old.

  8. Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
    June 18, 2015

    If the firmware is still in chinese as and in the previous versions, is pointless. You can work with it only through chrome and online google translation. The apk I think is in english too and is the same with the old.