Xiaomi devices won't support 5GHz Wi-Fi hotspots (band 1) in European Union (EU) and many other regions

Xiaomi has made an important announcement that will impact all it’s mobile devices in over 30 countries around the world. In a post on its official discussion forum, the company announced that their devices will no longer support 5GHz Wi-Fi hotspots (band 1) in European Union (EU) and many other regions.

Here’s the exact announcement text:

5GHz Wi-Fi hotspots (band 1) will no longer be supported on our products in the following countries and regions due to the EU restrictions on the indoor use of 5Ghz bands 1 and 2

Following is the complete list of countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Singapore
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

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The Chinese company says the support for this functionality will be removed from the currently retailed devices in the coming software updates.

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