The Xiaomi 13 will be the first smartphone compatible with Wi-Fi 7 and an update is on the way


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Xiaomi has officially announced that an update will be rolled out to some of its high-end smartphones to enable the new Wi-Fi 7 standard, which will deliver faster speeds than ever before.

When the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro were launched last December, Xiaomi announced that the smartphones only support the 802.11ax standard, i.e. Wi-Fi 6E. However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that powers the smartphone was theoretically compatible with the new 802.11b standard, Wi-Fi 7.

The lack of Wi-Fi 7 was also widely noted when the Galaxy S23s was released a few days ago, which is also only compatible with the Wi-Fi 6E standard. Luckily, Xiaomi has just confirmed that the smartphones will be able to support Wi-Fi 7 later, thanks to an update.

Xiaomi will release an update to enable WI-FI 7

On Weibo, Xiaomi announced that it will roll out an update on its Xiaomi 13 and Redmi K60 Pro to enable Wi-Fi 7. As a reminder, Wi-Fi 7 uses 320 MHz channels and offers speeds up to 2.4 times faster compared to Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 7 will further reduce latency to support 4K and 8K video streaming, AR/VR experiences, and more. Wi-Fi 7 is also expected to deliver theoretical speeds of at least 30Gb/s, possibly 40Gb/s.

To connect via Wi-Fi 7, smartphones will obviously need a router compatible with the new standard. For this purpose, Xiaomi will also update the Xiaomi 10 Gigabit Router. Highlights include wireless and wired speeds of up to 10Gb/s, an additional 4x 2.5Gb Ethernet ports, 12 antennas, or an A73 quad-core processor.

Of course, only a handful of routers will be Wi-Fi 7 compatible in the coming months, so be careful which model you choose if you want to give it a try. The Xiaomi 10 Gigabit router is currently only available in China. In France, the best router Xiaomi has to offer is the Mi Router AX9000. However, the latter is unlikely to be updated due to a lack of compatible components.


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