Honor Upgrades Router Pro to Support IoT Devices


Honor Router Pro 2 is priced at 349 Yaun (approximately Rs 3,550) and it will officially go on sale on December 28 in China.  

Honor Router Pro 2 announced in China for 329 Yuan (Photo: Gizchina)

Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched the upgraded version of the new generation Router Pro with support for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Dubbed Router Pro 2, it is equipped with the in-house Linghao 1151 Wi-Fi chip and 256MB of RAM to boost memory for independent application acceleration. The router is compatible with 5GHz Wi-Fi bands.

According to a report by Gizchina, the processor of Router Pro was dual-core, while the new “Lingyi 5651” in the Pro2 has been upgraded to four cores, with a frequency of 1.4GHz. Theoretically this means a 4x improvement in data forwarding performance.

The report explained that one of the four cores acts as an IoT (Internet of Things) acceleration engine, which can create a dedicated Wi-Fi channel for smart home appliances, keeping the connection stable and responsive.

For mobile gaming on an Honor phone, a separate channel can be established to reduce delay and jitter, it said.

Honor Router Pro 2 is priced at 349 Yaun (approximately Rs 3,550), and it will officially go on sale on December 28 in China. However, it is not known yet as to when the router will be launched in other regions around the world.

Router Pro 2 Features

The router features two built-in high-performance dual-band antennas and four high-power amplifiers, which results in concurrent dual-band wireless speed of 1167Mbps.

The Honor Router Pro 2 comes in a simple and sleek square box design, with a white body, a reset button at the bottom of the front. It features four Gigabit Ethernet ports at the rear and a USB 3.0 port that can work with Honor and Baidu servers to download files on the external HDD at any time.

The router can be used with Huawei’s Smart Home App, it can support dual routing, one-button password setup, anti-brute force cracking security, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Wi-Fi encryption, firewall, DMZ, and DDoS attack protection.