Redmi officially released its first Wi-Fi 6 router, namely the Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 router on Tuesday, June 09, 2020.
The newly launched Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 router comes in White color and it features 4-way Qorvo independent signal amplifier antennae to provide better network coverage. It supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology standard. This router comes with Mesh networking capabilities. It hosts the Qualcomm 5-core chip supplemented by a 256MB large memory.
The router is currently available in China and its pre-sale will commence on June 10. Whether the device will be launched in India or not its not sure. Redmi AX5 Wi-Fi 6 Router carries a price tag of CNY 249 (approx Rs. 2,700). However, customers can purchase the router during its pre-sales on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at an introductory price of CNY 229 (approx Rs. 2,400).
Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 Router
The Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 router supports Wi-Fi 6 network. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is a new generation of Wi-Fi standards. Compared with the previous generation Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), in terms of transmission rate, signal coverage and data delay have got a substantial improvement.
The Wi-Fi 6 router can significantly reduce data delays and stalls. The Wi-Fi 6 router works with mobile terminals that support Wi-Fi 6, such as iPhone11 and Redmi K30 Pro. So when connected to the mentioned models, the speed can be faster. The Redmi AX5 Wi-Fi 6 router can support speeds of up to 1775Mbps which is about 52 percent faster than Wi-Fi 5.
The Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 Router uses the Qualcomm solution. The Redmi AX5 Router comes with a 4-core 64-bit A53 1.2GHz CPU + single-core 1.5 GHz NPU. Its computing power is up to 11040DMIPS. The new-generation 14nm process technology brings more surging performance in a smaller size, significantly reducing power consumption and reducing heat generation by 20%.
The Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 Router also has an independent network acceleration engine (single-core 1.5GHz NPU), designed to handle network data traffic. At the same time, it increases throughput by 21%, while reducing CPU usage by 95% and significantly improves data forwarding efficiency and reduces latency. The company claims that the router is ‘specially’ optimized for smart homes and it is touted to provide stable connections for up to 128 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
Benefits Of Wi-Fi 6
To ensure wider and more stable signal coverage, the Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 Router uses four Qorvo high-performance independent signal amplifiers. Compared with the integrated amplifier, the signal strength of the independent amplifier is increased by 4dB. At the same time, the theoretical coverage is increased by 50%.
The Redmi AX5 WiFi 6 Router also supports OFDMA, MU-MIMO, and other technologies and multiple Mesh networking. OFDMA technology allows the router to complete the data transmission of up to 8 devices in one transmission. As a result, network delay can be reduced by 66%. MU-MIMO makes multiple people surfing the Internet more smoothly. Multiple Mesh networking helps us to get over a very popular problem.