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Honor Router 3: Fast Wi-Fi 6 Plus router announced

The Router 3 is Honor's first Wi-Fi 6 Plus router. (Image source: Honor)
The Router 3 is Honor's first Wi-Fi 6 Plus router. (Image source: Honor)
Honor has announced its first Wi-Fi 6 Plus router, the Honor Router 3. The Router 3 features one WAN port, three Gigabit LAN ports and measures 245 x 159.2 x 39.7 mm. The Honor Router 3 is available for €79.90 in the Eurozone and £79.99 in the UK.

Honor has brought its Router 3 to the Eurozone and the UK. The Honor Router 3 is the company's first Wi-Fi 6 Plus router and has four antennas to maximise signal strength. At the heart of the Router 3 is a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, which Honor claims allows it to use 1024-QAM and the 160 MHz ultra-large bandwidth. Theoretically, the Router 3 can achieve network speeds of over 1 Gbps.

The Router 3 also supports orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) Multi-User Technology, which allows it to communicate with up to 4 devices on 2.4 GHz or a maximum of 16 devices on 5 GHz. Honor claims that the Router 3 can reduce the power consumption of connected devices by up to 30% thanks to Target Wake Time functionality. According to the company, this allows you to set connected devices to wake at pre-set times for receiving and sending data when asleep. The Router 3 supports WPA3 too.

The Router 3 can be managed through the AI Life app, which offers options like Device Management, Parental Controls and Smart Diagnostics. You can also combine up to five Router 3 units to create a mesh network. Each Router 3 has three Gigabit LAN ports and one WAN port.

The Honor Router 3 measures 245 x 159.2 x 39.7 mm and only comes in an all-white design. Honor has priced the Router 3 at €79.90 in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Orders placed until July 31 will also receive complimentary Honor AM115 earphones and an Honor Band 5. The Honor Router 3 will be available to order in the UK too for £79.99.

(Image source: Honor)



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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-21 (Update: 2020-07-21)