- Xioami has launched side-by-side and double door refrigerators
- The company is already present in smartphones, TVs, air conditioners, washing machines and stove top set verticals
Xiaomi has officially marked its entry into the refrigerator sector by launching four offerings. The newly announced products – include Mi four door side-by-side refrigerator 486L, Mi two door side-by-side refrigerator 483L, Mi three-door refrigerator 210L, and Mi two-door refrigerator 160L.
Company’s official statement read, “Each refrigerator boasts a silent 39dB noise level, keeping sound at a minimal volume. And both the Mi 3-Door Refrigerator and Mi 2-Door Refrigerator features amazing energy efficiency that meets level 3 of the new Chinese national standards of energy-saving, representing only 1.05kWh and 0.99 kWh of power consumption per 24 hours.”
The company is retailing Mi four door side-by-side refrigerator 486L, Mi two door side-by-side refrigerator 483L, Mi three-door refrigerator 210L, and Mi two-door refrigerator 160L retail for RMB 3299 (Approx Rs 33,150), RMB 2499 (Approx 25,111), RMB 1699 (Rs 17,073) and RMB 1099 (Rs 11,044), respectively.
Launched in China
Like always, Xiaomi has launched its first set of refrigerators in China. It is a known fact that India, after China, is one of the most important markets for Xiaomi. The company may bring these to India soon as the current season in the country is known for consumer electronics sales.
Refrigerator sales in India, as per a report by Research and Markets, are expected to grow with a CAGR of more than five per cent till 2022. This report also said that LG, Samsung, Videocon, Whirlpool, Godrej, Panasonic and Hitachi are the major players operating in the Indian refrigerator industry. Godrej and Videocon were large players in the industry but with the passage of time and technology, they lost their place due to the entry of many international giants. At present, LG and Samsung are the top two players in the market.
“LG Electronics India continued to lead both overall refrigeration appliances and fridge-freezers in volume terms in 2018. However, Samsung India Electronics is giving LG tough competition, vying for the leading position in fridge-freezers, ” read a report by Euro Monitor.
Smart features enabled
Along with a smart control panel, Mi four door side-by-side refrigerator is also enabled with XiaoAi AI Assistant and Mi Home app. Mi’s statement read, “Through voice control over a Mi AI Speaker or Xiaomi smartphone, users can effortlessly modify the temperature and cooling mode of the cabin to customize their favored food tastes. They can also check real-time temperature, remotely adjusting the cooling mode or switching on holiday mode for energy saving while away from home. “
“Xiaomi has long viewed large home appliances as an important element of its AIoT strategy. By focusing on innovation and product design, Xiaomi strives to offer intelligent user experiences and continues to promote the enhanced connectivity and compatibility of smart home appliances. By entering the refrigerator sector, Xiaomi takes a giant step towards enhancing its home appliance strategy and mapping its key home appliance categories,” It continued.