Earlier today (24th April 2020), Xiaomi launched the affordable MIJIA Sweeping Robot G1. The product is a home appliance and, as its name implies, was built for sweeping. It can even drag and has a triple filtering system with four block suction.
The MIJIA Sweeping Robot G1 features a round design that helps it in mopping up. This is function is further facilitated by the 200ml intelligent precision controlled water tank that has a water pump. Through this, the robot can control the water output level while also being able to measure the water remaining in the tank thanks to its intelligent chip that does not waste water.
The MIJIA Sweeping Robot G1 is also equipped with a Japanese NIDEC motor that has a suction power of 2200Pa. The 4 stop suction switching technology enables it to clean particles as small as hair or as large as a steel ball or soybean. The gadget can be controlled via the app, which also provides real time view of cleaning status and its path.
Notably, the robot also supports the Xiao AI voice assistant. It can also be linked with a smart door lock. Thus, the Xiaomi MIJIA Sweeping Robot G1 can immediately start sweeping as people start walking in. The device automatically goes to recharge once it is done with its designated task. The gadget starts from 899Yuan (roughly 127 US Dollars) but a higher priced variant is also available for 999 Yuan (roughly 141 US Dollars).
When we look at the records of Xiaomi, it’s likely to bring the 2019 model of its Mi Robot-Vacuum Cleaner that was launched with a price tag of CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,500). -It includes Sweeping & Mopping mode, Sweeping-only mode, and Mopping-only mode. There is a Japanese brushless-motor that has a 2,100Pa suction. The name translates to Mijia Sweeping & Dragging Robot, and Xiaomi India marketing chief Anuj Sharma had hinted at its arrival- in the country with a post late last month – and had then named it Mi Vacuum + Mop. It’s uncertain what the name would as well be when it comes to India.
What mainly makes the latest Mi-Robot Vacuum Cleaner smart is the Laser Detect System (LDS) that helps identify objects in the proximity- while cleaning the surface. Xiaomi is likely to have upgraded- the LDS technology since its initial launch in 2016. Furthermore, the device comes with Mi Home app integration, which means it can be controlled remotely through a compatible smartphone.
It is safe to expect some levels of alterations or customisations from what Xiaomi has offered in China. However, the primary features of the Mi Robot-Vacuum Cleaner in India are likely to remain in line with its original models.
Xiaomi is likely to start selling- the Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner through its Mi.com site shortly after its announcement tomorrow. It does makes sense as the government is set to bring some relief to the ongoing lockdown and resume non essential product sales through e-commerce starting April 21. Nevertheless, the new offering would as well be available through Mi Home stores and other retail channels in the coming future.