Xiaomi, on Tuesday, has launched Mi Power Bank 2i lineup after teasing the new ‘i’ product on social media. And, they have started a new manufacturing plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, followed by two facilities in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Xiaomi makes the 2i Power Bank in the new plant whereas the older one continues to mould smartphones.
The company already launched second-generation Mi power banks back in June itself. It is only now they brought them to India, though.
Mi Power Bank 2i Lineup Launched in India
The new lineup includes two power banks, measuring 10000 and 20000 mAh. They will not make the products available on all the major online stores until December. Initially, you can get your hands on one from Mi.com or Mi Home Stores starting from November 23. Once the first sale goes over, you can find them listing 2i Power Bank in the major stores.
When it comes to the pricing, the 10000 mAh variant costs you Rs. 799 whereas the 20000 mAh, Rs. 1499. Both packs in the same design language. If you are looking for an ultra-portable power bank, Xiaomi might not please you with these new offerings.
The two variants carry the same Li-polymer batteries (of course, with varied capacities), dual USB outputs, and smart-control chips. Although both the variants follow the same design profile, the smaller variant is made of double anodized aluminum and the bigger one comes in a polycarbonate case. Moreover, the bigger one also boasts QuickCharge 3.0 support for faster-charging sessions. Xiaomi claims their new power banks can offer 85% of conversion rate. Meaning, you can charge your 3000 mAh smartphone hardly 3 times using the 10000 mAh power bank.
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When introducing the power bank in the event, Xiaomi India’s Manu Kumar Jain emphasized that these power banks undergo nine levels of stringent quality testing with three process inspection at each stage. He even compared the market share of Lenovo’s power bank with that of Xiaomi’s. As we all know, Mi Power Bank has many clones in the online space and ironically, those are being sold at a faster pace as well.
In order to fight the counterfeit models, Xiaomi has started integrating a hologram and security code to help the customers identify the original ones from the lot.
As you read earlier, the company also started a new manufacturing facility in Noida, with a total area of 2.3 lakh square feet and has a production capacity of producing seven power banks per minute. They have about 500 employees there now.