On Tuesday, at its media event in China National Convention Center in Beijing, Xiaomi announced the launch of a range of products. The company announced the Redmi Note 3 and the Mi Pad 2. At the event, the Chinese conglomerate also took the wraps off the Mi Air Purifier 2. The successor to last year's air purifier, the latest-generation device is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 7,250).
The company has made the Air Purifier 2 lighter and more compact. Compared to the 735x260mm sideways measurement in the Air Purifier, the Air Purifier 2 measures just 520x240 mm. It houses a single motor, dual booster fans (which purifies at an effective range of up to 39.6m2), and three layers of filter - pre-filter, HEPA filter, and activated carbon filter. The company says that the device is now 11 percent quieter than before, and makes just 30db of noise when switched to night mode.
As for performance, the company says that the Air Purifier 2 can clean air at a rate of 388 cubic metres an hour (compared to 330 cubic metres an hour in the original Mi Air Purifier). The company also insists that the Air Purifier 2 is significantly more power efficient - 58 percent more power efficient.
As for the cost, the Air Purifier 2 is priced at CNY 699, which is enticing considering the original air purifier from the company is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,300). The company says that the standard filter is priced at CNY 149 (roughly Rs. 1,500) with enhanced filter costing another CNY 169 (roughly Rs. 1,800). There's no word on the Air Purifier 2's Indian availability.