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October 08, 2021

Roborock S5 vs S6: What’s new about the Roborock S6?

The new Roborock S6 robot vacuum is the natural successor in the Roborock product line, China’s most popular robot vacuum. At Roborock we have always been committed to developing industry leading cleaners, while keeping costs below competitive devices with the same capabilities. The S6 comes (naturally) after the S5, a powerfully intelligent autonomous cleaner with vacuuming and mopping features. To build the Roborock S6, we designed improvements on the foundation of great work already market tested with the S5. Here’s four of the fundamental ways we improved upon a device we were already very proud to bring to market.

Roborock S6

Roborock S5 vs S6

Roborock S6 builds on the Roborock S5 to create a robot vacuum that is even better for frequent use or night-time cleaning. It brings with it the same cleaning power of the Roborock S5 and adds increased intelligence that allows it to clean rooms faster through adaptive route planning algorithms and automatic room recognition for selective room cleaning. S6 is also 50% quieter than S5, allowing it to be run at night without disruption.

Roborock S6 Roborock S5
Adaptive Route Algorithm Yes No
Selective Room Cleaning Yes No
LDS Laser Navigation Yes Yes
High Precision Map Yes Yes
Map Saving Yes Yes
Zone Cleanup Yes Yes
Real-Time Robot Location Yes Yes
App Control Yes Yes
Voice Control Yes Yes
Mopping Function Yes Yes
Auto Recharge Yes Yes
Top-Up Charging Yes Yes
Do Not Disturb Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity 5200mAh 5200mAh
Voice Pack yes yes
Washable Dustbin yes yes
Volume (Balanced Mode) 58db 62db
Battery Capacity 5200mAh 5200mAh
Suitable Area >200㎡ >200㎡
Rated Power 58W 58W
Dustbin Volume 480ml 480ml
Suction 2000Pa 2000Pa
Runtime 150 minutes 150 minutes

Faster cleaning

The key to an efficient robot cleaner isn’t in the hardware, it’s in the algorithm it uses to understand and navigate a home. We’ve upgraded the algorithmic thinking of the Roborock S6 to make even better sense of the space you live in. It understands the shape of each room in your home and, after making its way around the perimeter, breaks the room into sections that it cleans in a methodical zigzag pattern This measured approach covers the most area in the least amount of time, both saving battery life and getting the job done up to 20% faster than the Roborock S5.

Roborock S6 Faster cleaning

Selective cleaning

Not only does the Roborock S6 understand the rooms in your home, it remembers them for next time as well. This means you can tell it to only clean a specific room or ask it not to clean a room on any particular day. You can even schedule certain rooms for cleaning at different times of day, or on a different frequency. Want the cereal cleaned up in the kitchen every morning? We’ve got you covered. You can also set up areas within a room for the vacuum to avoid. Is your desk always a mess of cables? Or maybe you’d like it to leave your dogs water bowl alone while you’re at work, to ensure there’s always something for your furry friend to drink? All this is possible with the smarter S6.

Roborock S6 selective cleaning

50% quieter

Even though we poured lots of effort into noise reduction for the Roborock S5, it still does make some noise when you run it—it is a vacuum after all. Well, we’ve remained committed to improvement on this front with the Roborock S6. A lot of improvement in fact. The S6 runs with half of the noise and all the powerful suction of the S6. You no longer need to plan to run it while you’re out of the house, now you can set it and forget it every day. Just set up a cleaning schedule and you won’t even know that it’s cleaning until you see it roaming around the house.

Roborock S6 whisper quiet

Softer denser bristles

At the end of the day, a vacuum is all about suction and brush power. Brushes pull the dirt our of thick carpet and sweep the dust out of corners, the are key to any vacuum design and ours are no exception. That’s why we increased bristle density by 250%, while keeping those bristles soft and flexible. This increases brush performance and ensures a gentle touch on your floors. Sometimes it’s the most basic component on a piece of equipment that can make the difference between loving it or not. You should learn about the brush on any vacuum before buying it.

Roborock S6 bristles

These are only a few of the many improvements we made on the latest edition to our line of powerful robot vacuums. To learn about the rest, visit the Roborock S6 product page.

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