Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is making inroads into the home appliance industry with a lot of products like air purifiers, television, routers, virtual reality headsets, drones etc. It no longer wants to be just a smartphone company. The company had launched its Mi Air Purifier 2 a long time back and Xiaomi brought it to India too as the first big home appliance product. That device is now going to be in its third generation. While the Mi Air Purifier 2 was launched in India at a price of Rs 9,999, the latest Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro has been announced in China, priced at CNY 1499 which will be approximately Rs 15,000 in India. This device will go on sale from today, November 11. It has an OLED display which makes it easier for the consumer to check the reading of the purifier and reduces the need to open the app to check the real-time air quality. The OLED panel shows the air quality using the PM2.5 scale to measure particulate matter and also humidity and temperature.
The interesting feature of the display is that there is a LED ring which changes colours based on air quality in the house. When it is red, it indicated the air is highly polluted, orange shows tolerable limits while green indicates good. The display also changes its brightness based on the light in the house which makes it clear to see any time of the day, though the air quality can also be checked on the Mi Home app.
The Mi Air Purifier Pro weighs around 9.7 kilogrammes with bigger dimensions of 735x200x260 mm. Xiaomi says that the device has a freshly designed path for air flow and a new pressure system. While the Mi Air Purifier 2, covered an area of 48 square metres, the Pro covers 60 square metres giving clear air at a rate of 500m^3 per hour. The device is able to detect particles of up to 0.3 microns in diameter. However, Xiaomi still has not said anything about its launch in India.