Many have heard about the Xiaomi brand for the first time when it was announced that Hugo Barra, who worked at Google as vice president of product management for Android, had been hired to help expand the Chinese brand. And it seems that fruits of his work are already looking as Xiaomi announced that it will enter 10 new countries in 2014 – Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico.
While Xiaomi is focused on selling smartphones in its homeland and also in the new countries, they have some other products that they’re going to offer consumers. Back in December, last year, we reported about a really cool WiFi router which also had 1 TB of internal storage and now it seems that Xiaomi is putting on the market some really cheap mini-router devices. Everybody was waiting for Xiaomi’s rumored MiPad tablet, but instead, at the press event, the Chinese maker announced some other products.
Xiaomi’s new product is called the Mi Router Mini, and comes with a design reminiscent of Lenovo Yoga or Apple’s Magic Trackpad, if you will. The Mi Router Mini will available in a variety of color options including white, black, orange, cyan, lime and pink and is said to cost only around $20. Xiaomi also announced a full-fledged Mi Router which has an elongated cylindrical shape, supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and also comes with a 1TB embedded hard drive. You can get it for around $112.
The third product which Xiaomi released is the Mi Box Enhanced Edition, a second version of Xiaomi’s vision for a TV box. It supports 4K Ultra HD videos of up to 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, comes with a 4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It is currently available only for Chinese customers with a price of around $65.