Alongside Redmi K30 series and RedmiBook 13, Redmi also announced the Redmi AI Speaker Play powered by Xiaomi’s Xiao AI Assistant and a dual-band Redmi Router AC2100. They are priced at 79 Yuan and 169 Yuan respectively and will be available starting December 12.
Xiaomi is more than a smartphone manufacturer with a wide range of product portfolios. Earlier this year, the company spun-off its Redmi series of smartphones into an independent brand, similar to what Huawei has done with Honor. Within its first year as a separate brand, Redmi has now a wide range of product offerings like smart TVs, laptops, a smart speaker, and even a router apart from smartphones which it’s well-known for.
The new Redmi AI Speaker Play by the brand is similar to Amazon Echo or Google Home / Nest which can be used to control smart devices. It comes with Xiaomi’s 3rd generation XiaoAI Assistant which now also features a male voice for the very first time. The device features a 1.75-inches 5W speaker with a large 350cc sound cavity fueled by the company’s CrystalWave technology. Additionally, it also features Bluetooth Mesh gateway to control other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Talking about Redmi Router AC2100, which is the brand’s first-ever WiFi router, comes with support for both 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz band. Underneath, it features an 800MHz dual-core four-threaded CPU coupled with 128MB RAM. On the outside, it is surrounded by six high-performance antennas with six-channel signal amplifiers. Other features of the Redmi router includes 4×4 MIMO, IPV6, anti-snooping, and beamforming, up to 2033Mbps speed, and can support up to 128 devices at once. The router can be configured and managed using Xiaomi MiWiFi app and Mi Home app.