Internet and IoT heavyweight Xiaomi Group (小米, HK: 1810) recently released its new robotic vacuum cleaners S10 and S10+ to overseas markets, media reported today.
The two models, currently only on sale in Malaysia, started at 1,299 Ringgit (US$293) and 2,099 Ringgit.
Specifically, S10 and S10+ vacuums have a 4,000 Pa suction, capable of sweeping and mopping, with higher-priced S10+ able to support a smart cleaning mode.
The two editions both come with LDS lidars, mapping the work area while planning the routes.
S10 detects and avoids obstacles using collision sensors while S10+ is equipped with the latest 3D obstacle avoidance technology and identifies hurdles with increased accuracy.
S10 has a built-in 3200mAh battery, while S10+’s battery capacity is stronger at 5200mAh. S10 lasts 130 minutes on a single charge, 10 minutes longer than S10+. They both can be controlled remotely via the Mi Home app.
S10 and S10+ have lots of competition to beat abroad, including domestic counterparts Roborock (石头科技, 688169.SH), Ecovacs (科沃斯, 603486.SH) and Narwal (云鲸) and foreign rivals like iRobot.