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Xiaomi launches Mi Air Purifier 2, Mi Band 2 in India: Price, features and availability

Xiaomi has launched Mi Air Purifier 2 with both HEPA and activated carbon filter at Rs. 9,999. The launch of the Mi Air Purifier 2 marks the debut of the Chinese-based smartphone major in the home appliance market segment in India. Till recently, Xiaomi has been selling budget smartphones in India. In addition to Mi Air Purifier 2, Xiaomi also launched Mi Band 2 in India at Rs. 1,999.

Commenting on the launch of Mi Air Purifier 2, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra said that the company has developed the product to combat high levels of air pollution in India. He said that the upcoming winter season will prove fatal for the residents of Delhi since it will turn into smog city.

Even though few companies have already launched Air purifiers in the country in the last couple of months, they are very expensive and not affordable to common man. Hence, Xiaomi has designed a classic Air purifier with a powerful HEPA filter embedded into it.

Mi Air Purifier 2 Specifications

The Mi Air Purifier 2 is designed in a compact design and shape compared to the previous counterparts. According to sources, the air purifier has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) performance of 310m3 per hour, which is higher than other competing products available in the market.

Xiaomi revealed that Mi Air Purifier 2 has the capability to remove 99.7 percent of small particles PM 2.5 (per hour). If you are unaware, PM 2.5 is the most dangerous air pollutant stuff which is mainly linked to various breathing diseases such as lung cancer.

Equipped with a HEPA filter, the Mi Air Purifier 2 also ships with activated carbon filter with a noise level of 31dB. The purifier also includes a Wi-Fi module that can be synced with your smartphone. You can monitor the various parameters of the purifier using the Mi Home app.

Mi Band 2 Specifications

Along with Mi Air Purifier 2, Xiaomi also launched Mi Band 2 with an OLED display. The Mi Band 2 provides a capability to deliver long battery life of 20 days on a single charge. The integrated OLED display panel lights up to display the time with a lift of the wrist. Moreover, if you tap on the button, the band will display information such as steps captured and heart rate.

Designed using light-weight materials, the Mi Band 2 is water-resistant and also comes with a hypoallergenic silicone band. The band is fully compatible with the Mi Fit App and is available for both Android and iOS platforms.

In addition to normal activity and sleep details, the app also enables users to manage alarms, send incoming calls and app alerts. The band will alert you if you are sitting for too long.

Mi Air Purifier 2 & Mi Band 2 Pricing and Availability

The Mi Air Purifier 2 will be initially available on September 26, 12 PM via flash sale on Mi.com for Rs. 9999. This will be followed by a sale on Flipkart on October 2, 12 AM. Interestingly, the date coincides with the start of Flipkart Big Billion Days 2016.

Meanwhile, the Mi Band 2 will be available for sale on September 27 at 12 PM on Mi.com at Rs. 1999. After that, the band will be available on Amazon India on September 30 at 12 AM.

Recently, Xiaomi has ventured into home appliances arena with the launch of water purifiers, air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, laptops and cycles in China. We don’t have any confirmation as to when Xiaomi will launch other home based products.