A couple of years have passed since Smartmi released their first ever smart home product to the public – the Smartmi P1 Air Purifier P1 (click for the written review and video review). The new design is a little different, with the grille pattern going pretty much top to bottom, but it’s clearly a nod to the P1 in many other ways.
Now the company is preparing to release a successor to the P1, and as you might have guessed, the new model will be the Smartmi Air Purifier P2… well, why not? All that aside, the new model takes everything that makes the P1 so good and updates it with a few extras that really would make a difference.
The biggest change is that the P2 contains rechargeable batteries that allow it to be carried from A to B, without having to worry about bringing the power cord along, or, for that matter, worrying if there’s a power outlet nearby.
The company claim the P2 can run for a full 24 hours on a single charge, although that may be qualified by it being set to a low speed, or even sleep mode for example. Still, it’s a new development that we’ve only seen deployed in standing fans that the company make (for Xioami).
Another new addition is a built-in mood light capable of different colours. There’s no word on whether the light will be controllable from within HomeKit, but we’re assured it can at least be turned off when not required. Although we can’t confirm it yet, it’s entirely possible the colour mood light doubles up as a warning light for changes in air quality.
The third, and final change is largely to do with the control screen, which now sports full-colour graphics, that also displays a selection of icons to depict different modes and air quality levels.
As is the case with the P1, the P2 comes with a built-in PM2.5/PM10 sensor and uses replaceable tubular filters that we assume are the same size as the P1. It’ll also work with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the company’s own Smartmi link app. This is currently possible due to the P1 using standard 2.4GHz WiFi. There’s no mention of Matter, but that’s across the board for Smartmi right now, and a good many other companies, so if that changes, we’ll let you know.
You can find out more via the company’s website.