Xiaomi has launched two new power banks in the Indian market today. These two new power banks are ‘Made in India’ products. Alongside the new power banks, Xiaomi also announced its third manufacturing plant in India, in which the new power banks will be manufactured.
Xiaomi announced a 10000mAh and a 20000mAh power bank under the Mi Power Bank 2i lineup. The new 10000mAh Power Bank 2i is priced at Rs 799, and the 20000mAh Power Bank 2i costs Rs 1499. Both the power banks will be initially available in Mi.com, Mi Home stores starting November 23.
And they will be made available in partner sites such as Flipkart, Amazon in December 2017. Xiaomi also stated that it would start selling the new power banks in offline stores such as Big Bazar, Vijay Sales, etc.
At the same time, Xiaomi also said that its new manufacturing plant would produce seven power banks per minute in India. With this move, Xiaomi is looking to make the power bank segment of its own in India. Intex, the homegrown smartphone brand recently said that it managed to sell more than a million power banks in India. And now, Xiaomi has eyed the power bank segment.
For the unaware, Xiaomi is already selling its power bank 2 lineup in India, but they are priced slightly higher. The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2 10000mAh variant, which was launched a few months ago is available at Rs 1199, whereas the 20000mAh Power Bank 2 is priced at Rs 2199.
The 10000mAh Power Bank 2i also has the aluminium built like the 10000mAh Power Bank 2, while the 20000mAh variant comes with a polycarbonate body.
The 20000mAh Power Bank 2i has two ports, and one port has Quick Charge 3.0 support. For the first time, Xiaomi has used two USB ports in a Power Bank. Another thing to make a note here is that the 10000mAh Power Bank 2i has an actual output capacity of 6500mAh, while the 20000mAh one has an actual output capacity of 13000mAh. Xiaomi states that the new 10000mAh Power Bank 2i can charge the Redmi Note 4 1.5 times, and the Mi A1 2.2 times.