Xiaomi’s new WiFi router can run off a power bank


Of course it’s the Redmi Note 2 that was star of the show at today’s Xiaomi conference, but there’s a couple other interesting announcements Xiaomi had.

One, MIUI 7 and two, the new Mi WiFi Nano router. If you aren’t aware, Xiaomi’s been into the networking business for quite a while now. Not hardcore networking, but rather the stuff that most consumers would worry about, such as routers and dongles.

The new Mi WiFi Nano router is special for a couple of reasons, however. The first being that it costs a mere 79 Yuan or US$12, and the second, the fact that it is pretty power efficient and can run off of a power bank!

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It has a dual antenna design, and is powered by the MediaTek MT7628N with 64MB of RAM and 16MB storage. Xiaomi claim that this new ‘more mini than mini’ router has a range of 150 square metre, and can work up to 30 hours when powered by a 10,000mAh power bank. I’d be happy if it does half of that!

There’s no word on whether this tiny accessory will make its way out of China. Xiaomi do have the international launch of MIUI 7 scheduled for New Delhi, India next week, where the device might get a launch.

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24 Comments

  1. Rasmus
    August 13, 2015

    with 64GB of RAM and 16MB storage. Should be other way around.

    • Burs
      August 13, 2015

      Or not? Both 64GB storage and router for $12? If so, count me in!

      • Petar Radunović
        August 13, 2015

        I think it’s 64mb guys, it’s only logical 🙂

    • August 13, 2015

      Whooops. 64MB/16MB!

  2. AdM
    August 13, 2015

    Seems very interesting, too bad Xiaomi international online store is not available in my country. It’s only for a couple of countries in Europe.

  3. realjjj
    August 13, 2015

    There is a teardown for this thing here http://digital.it168.com/tu/1754430.shtml

  4. Rasmus
    August 13, 2015

    with 64GB of RAM and 16MB storage. Should be other way around.

    • Burs
      August 13, 2015

      Or not? Both 64GB storage and router for $12? If so, count me in!

    • petarr90
      August 13, 2015

      I think it’s 64mb guys, it’s only logical 🙂

    • Yash Garg
      August 13, 2015

      Whooops. 64MB/16MB!

  5. AdM
    August 13, 2015

    Seems very interesting, too bad Xiaomi international online store is not available in my country. It’s only for a couple of countries in Europe.

  6. realjjj
    August 13, 2015

    There is a teardown for this thing here http://digital.it168.com/tu/1754430.shtml

  7. Airyl
    August 14, 2015

    That’s adorable.

  8. Airyl
    August 14, 2015

    That’s adorable.

  9. dole
    August 14, 2015

    If it doesn’t have usb port for 3G dongles i fail to see the point for alternate power option.
    What would be the scenario for using the powerbank, power went down in the house and need the router working?
    Unless your home wasn’t the only one disconnected for not paying the electricity bill in case of power outage internet doesn’t work either.

    • Roland Fontilla Jr.
      September 20, 2015

      My mobile setup. A mifi router and Mi Nano router acting as a bridge both plugged in the mi powerbank of 16KmAH.
      works great. range is much farther.

  10. dole
    August 14, 2015

    If it doesn’t have usb port for 3G dongles i fail to see the point for alternate power option.
    What would be the scenario for using the powerbank, power went down in the house and need the router working?
    Unless your home wasn’t the only one disconnected for not paying the electricity bill in case of power outage internet doesn’t work either.

  11. Airyl
    August 14, 2015

    That’s adorable.

  12. dole
    August 14, 2015

    If it doesn’t have usb port for 3G dongles i fail to see the point for alternate power option.
    What would be the scenario for using the powerbank, power went down in the house and need the router working?
    Unless your home wasn’t the only one disconnected for not paying the electricity bill in case of power outage internet doesn’t work either.

    • Roland Fontilla Jr.
      September 20, 2015

      My mobile setup. A mifi router and Mi Nano router acting as a bridge both plugged in the mi powerbank of 16KmAH.
      works great. range is much farther.

  13. Xalis
    August 14, 2015

    Yeah lots of good stuff from Xiaomi, but Chinese only UI, so whatever.

  14. Guest
    August 14, 2015

    Yeah lots of good stuff from Xiaomi, but Chinese only UI, so whatever.

  15. agunrunner
    August 16, 2015

    problem is its in chines only so its hard to set up,my mini router was very hard,i looked at youtube to find diections at 40 feet it loses conection,it gives 35mbps on a 50 mbps
    so I expect this one to be ok,

  16. agunrunner
    August 16, 2015

    problem is its in chines only so its hard to set up,my mini router was very hard,i looked at youtube to find diections at 40 feet it loses conection,it gives 35mbps on a 50 mbps
    so I expect this one to be ok,