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 aluminum-magnesium alloy heat sink and a high thermal conductivity paste.
The cooling holes and the bottom shell opening on the rear makes 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, there are WAN port and two LAN ports at 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.
As per assumptions of the experts, 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 via the correspondent mobile app that’s 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 in one button. Regarding of 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.