Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Xiaomi launches 'Made in India' Mi Power Bank 2i series; price, specs

Xiaomi launches 'Made in India' Mi Power Bank 2i series; price, specs

Mi Power Bank 2i is Xiaomi's "I" item for which the organization had put out a secret on its Twitter handle. Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2i will come in two variations: 20,000 mAh and 10,000 mAh and the organization has cooperated with China based Hi Pad technologies to set up a plant for the same in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Shifting manufacturing facility to India has definitely helped the company lower the prices, as previous generation power banks were priced at Rs 1,999 for 10,000 mAh and Rs 2,199 for 20,000 mAh.

The company already has two smartphone manufacturing plants in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh where more than 95 percent of its smartphones (sold in India) are assembled locally. Both power banks boast of dual USB outputs and smart-control chips powered by Texas Instruments.

Spread across 230,000 sq. feet, the manufacturing unit is dedicated to Xiaomi Power Banks and has a starting production capacity of 7 power banks per minute.

Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, "Xiaomi India has seen exponential growth in India and today it enjoys market leadership in the smartphone segment".

The company has revealed that the recently launched 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i and 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i will be manufactured at this facility. You can know the approximate charge in the power bank with the four indicator lights. Turns out, it was all for nothing, ok maybe not nothing, but just a power bank. Between the two, the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i sports a double anodised aluminium design with 14.2mm thickness. The power bank also provides Quick Charge 3.0 support provided you use a single port for charging your device. It comes in 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacities. Now the company has launched the Mi Power Bank 2i which is also made in India, but it seems, the company hasn't given away all its cards yet. Xiaomi claims the Mi Power Bank is the best offering among the section in the nation, however authoritatively there is no information from inquire about firms to back this up.

Both the Mi Power Bank 2i series devices are slated to go on sale later this week at Mi Home and Mi Store (online) from November 23 onwards.

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