The winter is here and so is the unprecedented decline in air quality across most major Indian cities. Just recently, the Air Quality Index or AQI breached the 999 range in the Delhi NCR region, which is quite alarming and even though the air quality is slightly better now, one still needs an air purifier to breathe clean air when indoors. Keeping this in mind, Xiaomi has quietly announced its Mi Air Purifier 3 in India, which succeeds the Mi Air Purifier 2S that it launched last year. The new air purifier comes equipped with a touch-enabled OLED display and is said to be 22 percent more efficient over its predecessor.
The Mi Air Purifier 3 follows the same tall, rectangular box shape design as its predecessor with the air exhaust on top. The device sucks in polluted air from all sides at the bottom, which passes through a ‘True’ HEPA filter, which is said to be capable of capturing 99.97 percent of pollutants, down to 0.3 µm in size. However, the company has not revealed the grade of the filter being used but even without knowing that, the device is expected to work well in moderately polluted areas. Alongside the True HEPA filter, there is also a pre-filter that the company calls primary filter and an activated carbon filter for removing TVOCs like formaldehyde, and odour from the air.
Xiaomi has also improved the Clean Air Delivery Rate or CADR on the new Mi Air Purifier 3. The device is now capable of releasing 380 cubic meter of air per hour and is said to be effective in an area of up to 484 square feet. In comparison, the Mi Air Purifier 2S has a CADR of 310 cubic meter per hour and is said to be effective in an area of up to 398 square feet. There’s still an OLED display on the device but this time, it is touch-enabled. Additionally, the air purifier comes with IoT support and connects to the Mi Home app to enable complete control, and works with Alexa and Google Assistant as well.
The Mi Air Purifier 3 is priced at Rs 9,999 and it is now available for purchase via Mi.com. The device will be available via Amazon and Flipkart from November 7. Replacing the filter will cost you Rs 2,199 and no, the device is not compatible with filters from the Mi Air Purifier 2S or the Mi Air Purifier 2C.
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|Release Date:||23 Oct 2018|