Xiaomi launches its Mi Router 4 in China today, May 22. It bears a design similar to its predecessor, featuring four omnidirectional antennae, along with a large area of the aluminum-magnesium alloy heat sink and a high thermal conductivity paste.
The cooling holes and the bottom shell opening on the rear make the router’s cooling system effective on the whole. Internally, the device hosts 128 MB RAM and 128 GB flash storage, again like the third-gen Mi Router.
The highlight is that the upgraded CPU that’s MT7621A, can provide connectivity to as many as 128 devices. Furthermore, a WAN port and two LAN ports are on the rear panel. The top panel has the Mi branding in the center and LED lights to indicate connectivity. A USB port is also expected, although it isn’t confirmed yet.
Per the experts’ assumptions, Mi Router 4 runs the MiWiFi OS based on OpenWRT, like the Mi Router 3. Mi Router 4 can be configured via a web interface or the mobile correspondent app available for iOS and Android.
The router uses Gigabit WAN/LAN+2.4G/5G dual-band Wi-Fi, supporting MiNET for quickly connecting smart devices with one button. Regarding wireless security, the device supports WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption, blacklisting and whitelisting, SSID hiding, DoS protection, intrusion detection, SSID isolation, and access control manager.
Mi Router 4 costs 199 Yuan or about $31, and that’s 50 Yuan more than the price of its predecessor. It will be available for purchase starting May 25 via Xiaomi Mall, Tmall, Youpin, Jingdong, Suning, and Mi Home stores.