Xiaomi had exploded onto India’s smartphone scene in 2014 with their Mi 3 handset but was then regarded mostly for their cheap and effective power banks. Releasing in 5000mAh and 10000mAh capacities they captured and for a time monopolised the Indian scene. Now it seems the company is ready to recapture the playing field again by launching the Mi Powerbank 2.
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) June 14, 2017
The company’s official Indian twitter handle today posted a teaser gif which is most likely alluding to an upcoming launch of the new power pack. The Xiaomi Mi Powerbanks 2 will be available only a 10000mAh flavour initially just like the original Mi Powerbank. The new power bank differs in the fact that it has been slimmed down while retaining the original’s unibody metal housing. The housing measures 130 x71 x14.1mm.
It has 5.0V-2A/9.0V-12A, 18W input and can be topped up fully in 4.2 hours. It boasts 5.0V-2.0A, 9.0V-2.0A and 12.0V-1.5A, 15W output for fast charging of mobile devices. It features a USB port, a microUSB port, LED indicator lights and a power button. Pressing the power button twice activates the low-power mode that can be used to charge devices like the Mi Band. The device is rated to have a 93% conversion rate.
The Mi Powerbank 2 was initially launched in China for ¥79 (~₹750). Currently we do not know the official pricing for the Powerbank in India but it is likely to depend on where they are manufactured and associated taxes.