Xunlei, one of the most commonly used download service in China, positioned its smart router products as smart router + hi-definition downloader + high-speed mobile hard disk when it announced its foray into the smart router market at the beggining of this year amid heated competitions.

The company just released the specs and features of a homegrown router, which will be priced at less than 350 yuan ($57.52) (source in Chinese). Powered by Broadcom processor, the new product adopts 802.11ac WiFi technology and supports 5GHz and 2.4 GHz dual band with total bandwidth of 1.2Gbps.

As the first-generation product, the new gadget does not have embedded hard disk, but there will be a USB 3.0 access for users to connect mobile disks, according to the company.

The users can start a download task on the router via either smartphones or remote control on PCs. It will be open for testing preorders very soon.

Security service Qihoo 360 just released a smart router with similar specs, but its focus is on security functions.

image credit: Xunlei

Emma Lee

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