Amazon-owned Eero seems to be close to announcing new routers sometime soon when new FCC applications appeared this week for devices that appear to be called Eero 6 Plus and Eero Pro 6E. This 6E branding for Pro could indicate that it will support Wi-Fi 6E, which means it can take advantage of 6GHz spectrum for faster connections.
Router manufacturers have slowly introduced Wi-Fi 6E-compatible mesh routers, though some have been quite expensive, such as this $ 1,500 Orbi system from Netgear and Linksys’ $ 1,200 option. While we do not know how much Eero’s 6E compatible system can cost, it may be more affordable than these options, given that a 3-pack for Eero 6 Pro was launched for $ 599.
The new router names appear on the Eero labels included in the archives. On the labels, the Eero 6 Plus has a model number of R010001, while the Eero Pro 6E’s model number is S010001 – both of which did not appear as currently available devices when I googled them. The new names suggest that these routers may be more iterative upgrades or be placed alongside the currently available Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6.
Amazon and Eero did not immediately respond to a request for comment.