Amazon’s Eero could very well be releasing new WiFi 6 networking devices soon, according to recent leaks. ZatzNotFunny has spotted an Eero 6 Gateway and an Eero 6 Extender on the FCC recently, and it has also reported the possible arrival of a new mesh router dubbed the Eero Pro 6.
Both the gateway and the range extender will be dual-band devices; the gateway could have an USB-C port plus a couple of Ethernet ports, while the extender seems to only have a charging slot. The Eero Professional 6, on the other hand, looks to be a tri-band model and also features a handful of Ethernet ports. From the leaked box cover, the Pro 6 appears to have a similar design to Eero’s line of original routers, and not the cupcake-style domed style of last year’s release.
All of the devices appear to support WiFi 6, which promises faster and improved speeds when multiple devices are connected. They appear to be backward compatible with WiFi 5 devices and will likely coexist just fine with existing Eero hardware. bestwirelessroutersreview also notes that the FCC lists the equipment as appropriate for the Zigbee wireless protocol. Current Eero hardware is compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and works well with Alexa-enabled products too.
It’s not clear yet when these devices will undoubtedly be officially unveiled, but as some of them have already appeared on the FCC and Amazon’s annual product announcement could be coming up soon, it’s likely we won’t have to wait long for them to be on the market.