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Xiaomi promotes its new Wi-Fi 6E router with an Apple-baiting YouTube video

The new Mi Router. (Source: Xiaomi)
The new Mi Router. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Mi AX6000 router is a powerful new source of home Wi-Fi that Xiaomi will release for the first time on January 8, 2021. The OEM has hyped this cutting-edge product by seeing which device could use its up-to-800Mb/s signal first: an iPhone 12 Pro Max or a brand-new Mi 11.

Xiaomi is currently taking reservations for its Wi-Fi 6E-enabled router, the Mi AX6000, in China ahead of its release. This event has been amplified with a new clip designed to show just how well the new product serves a user's devices, particularly those from its own ecosystem.

The video depicts a project in which an iPhone 12 Pro Max and Xiaomi Mi 11 were placed at various distances away from the new router, left in the center of an empty open-air stadium (not rare in these times). It resulted in findings that the latter device benefited from better Wi-Fi speeds compared to the former, regardless of location relative to the new home accessory.

Despite the patent comment-magnetism of this little sequence (the unfair comparison between the iPhone’s inescapably last-gen Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 Wi-Fi platform and the 6900 found in the Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11 is an easy start alone), the essential message of the Mi AX6000’s advantages (on paper, at least) is less dismissible.

Its Wi-Fi 6E status should give it 160MHz channels, advanced tri-band configurations and maximal speeds of 3.6Gb/s. It also has that convincing multi-antenna design and is priced at just 599 yuan (~US$92; which is admittedly a great deal for a new high-end router) in China.

Therefore, some consumers might hope it will become available in other markets, and for a similar cost, soon.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01- 4 (Update: 2021-01- 4)