Amazon-owned Eero looks set to announce new routers very soon, as new FCC filings surfaced this week for devices that appear to be called the Eero 6 Plus and the Eero Pro 6E. That 6E mark for the Pro could indicate that it will support 6E Wi-Fi, meaning it can take advantage of the 6GHz spectrum for faster connections.
Router makers have slowly introduced Wi-Fi 6E-enabled mesh routers, though some have been quite expensive, like this $1,500 Orbi system from Netgear and the $1,200 option from Linksys. While we don’t know how much Eero’s 6E-compatible system might cost, it might be more affordable than these options, considering a 3-pack for the Eero 6 Pro launched at $599.
New router names appear on Eero labels included in repositories. On the labels, the Eero 6 Plus has a model number of R010001, while the Eero Pro 6E the model number is S010001 – which didn’t show up as currently available devices when I googled them. The new names suggest these routers could be more iterative upgrades or slotted alongside the currently available Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6.
Amazon and Eero did not immediately respond to a request for comment.