Mijia (or Mi) have issued a series of images for their forthcoming updated hub that will also be HomeKit compatible, along with images of their new light sensor, which we also presume will be exposed to HomeKit via the hub. We first reported on this new hub back in May, which also coincided with the new M2 Aqara hub surfacing inside hidden sections of the Aqara app. Both the hubs are made by Lumi, so in many respects, they’ll have much the same specifications.
Whilst you can’t see it in these pictures, the hub does come with a HomeKit QR code on the base which confirms that this hub will be HomeKit compatible.
The Mi hub also acts as a Bluetooth gateway, and it would also seem that this also has a Bluetooth Mesh gateway too, based on what a few ofthe testers have been saying, like the Bluetooth mesh type that Yeelight is planning on releasing. However, it does allow you to connect any of the Bluetooth based sensors, like the new ClearGrass temperature and humidity sensors, and the plant monitors.
Mijia issued approximately 100 of these packages, containing both the hub and the light sensor, so we’re expecting that these testers will have them for around a month before having to report back on any issues or bugs before they get released to the general public for sale, which will, of course, will be initially Mainland China first.
Thanks to Sebastian G for the tip-off