Presale: New Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum robot with wiping function

From the smart device manufacturer Xiaomi, who works on intelligent household appliances together with Roborock, the new version of the Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum robot on the market. The new generation of the vacuum cleaner robot, the one here and there too Roborock S. not only has a larger collecting container and more suction power than the 2016 model, but also a water container and a wiping function. This correlates excellently with the smart navigation of the Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum robot.

The new Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum robot with mopping function sweeps, vacuums and mops. It should perform the first two functions even better than the Mi predecessor. 2017, pre-order at GearBest

The new Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum robot with mopping function sweeps, vacuums and mops. It should perform the first two functions even better than the Mi predecessor.

New Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum robot vacuums and mops

The Xiaomi Smart Robot vacuum cleaner robot of the new generation will be in place until the end of October at GearBest in advance sales. Why should you secure the device? Well, if you have the wherewithal to spare, pre-ordering will give you a good price for a device that is not only the predecessor of Xiaomi and Roborock (Xiaomi Mi Robot) can do something, but apparently also easily outperforms the competition. Because with three independent CPU chips, the creation of space maps at NASA level (according to the developer), up to 2,5 hours of runtime and a built-in mop, the vacuum robot has some advantages - at least I think so ;)

Comparison of the models from 2016 and 2017

The new Xiaomi Smart Vacuum robot hoover model was apparently planned for sale from 2018. However - at least at GearBest - the pre-sale has already started, and the first deliveries are to take place from November. Here are some technical data, features and functions of the old and the new generation of Xiaomi vacuum robots:

  Xiaomi Mi Robot (2016) Xiaomi Smart Robot / Roborock S (2017)
Dimensions (wxdxh) 34,5 x 34,5 x 9,6 cm 35,3 x 35,0 x 9,65 cm
Weight 3,8 kg 3,5 kg
suction 1.800 Pa 2.000pa
Battery Capacity 5.200 mAh 5.200 mAh
Runtime 2,5h 2,5h
Space measurement Ja Ja
360 ° all-round view Ja Ja
suction Ja Ja
wiping function No Ja
All functions Sweeping, vacuuming, remote control via App Sweeping, vacuuming, wiping, remote control via app
Volume d. Collecting container 420ml 500ml
Buy / pre-order Here Here

With regard to the Xiaomi Mi Robot I couldn't find any information about the type of obstacle (door sills, cables, pipes, etc.) and up to what height of these obstacles it can drive over. The new Xiaomi Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner seems to be able to climb or overcome thresholds, steps and other hurdles up to a height of 2 cm. Exactly will be shown in the test. At least one vacuum robot test is planned in this blog. So subscribe to the newsletter or sign up for the push notifications if you always want to stay up-to-date!

Comparison with iRobot and Neato

Other well-known models in the field of vacuum cleaner robots are the iRobot Roomba 980 and the Neato Botvac D85. Both models have their own advantages, such as a 700 ml collecting container or a nicer look. However, they have some disadvantages in their price range, in which the new Xiaomi Smart Robot / Roborock S also moves:

  Xiaomi Smart Robot / Roborock S iRobot Roomba 980 Neato Botvac D85
Purge Route Planned, intelligent route Random route (according to Xiaomi),

Intelligent route (according to the manufacturer)

Planned route
suction 2.000 Pa 1.670 Pa 1.000 Pa
Accumulator 5.200 mAh 3.000 mAh 3.600 mAh
Workspace 250 M² 200 M² 150 M²
Mobile app for monitoring and remote control Ja Ja No
Features Sweeping, vacuuming, wiping Sweeping, vacuuming Sweeping, vacuuming
Price € 469,20 for pre-order €899,98

(other models of the manufacturer from 549 €)

The way the new smart vacuum robot is driven and cleaned compared to the competition iRobot - as the developer Roborock sees it.

The way the new smart vacuum robot is driven and cleaned compared to the competition iRobot - as the developer Roborock sees it.


So I'm curious about the new vacuum robot from Xiaomi and also about a test of the Xiaomi Smart Robot, which is not only a new edition of the Xiaomi Mi Robot, but also offers extensive improvements. Of course, the wiping function in particular has to prove itself. Or what do you think, what the new smart household appliance from Xiaomi can or will not do? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion and your experiences - even if you would like to recommend a completely different model;)


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  1. Thomas stops says:

    We have 4 devices from iRobot including the 980 and 2 mopping robots from iRobot. Work perfectly and the 980 runs every night. If I want to do that with a combined device now, I have to change the water every morning and take care of the device. And whether the Xiaomi would survive daily use for 2 years ???

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello Thomas! I also have an iRobot and what bothers me a lot about it is its chaotic path. Yes, he sometimes drives along the edge and circles chair legs, but he works on large areas, as in the graphic above: chaotic and therefore often not completely.

      There are numerous reports about the Xiaomi vacuum cleaner (the old model) that are very surprised by the suction result across the board. Sometimes there are also comparisons with Dyson, Vorwerk and similar candidates that cost many times more than the Xiaomi. I have no doubts about the shelf life of over 2 years. As for mopping: Yes, I think you have to intervene manually more often to change the water or clean the mop. But I don't need daily wiping either. 1x a week is enough and otherwise you can just vacuum.

      I have ordered the new Xiaomi and will publish a report here when I have taken a closer look at it.

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