Last month, there were reports on Google developing a smart speaker with a display to launch later this year. It was said to be an intelligent display based on Google’s ‘Smart Display’ platform, but there were no other details available at that time. Now thanks to a latest leak, we have few more details and design images for the device.
According to leaked images and details by Mysmartprice, Google will reportedly launch the smart speaker as ‘Home Hub’ on October 9 event. The alleged images appears to be press render by Google. The alleged ‘Home Hub’ appears to be a combination of an Android tablet and a Google Home Max speaker. The display is said to be of 7-inch LCD touchscreen, while the back can be seen having a large full-range speaker unit and a mute toggle. The square-ish shape speaker at the back looks to be wrapped in the same cloth material found on other Google Home smart speakers. The speaker is reminiscent of Google Home Max, althought it is not nearly as large as the Home Max.
As per details shared in the report by Google’s Home Hub product page, the speaker will support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi connection along with Bluetooth. The device will weigh at 480 grams, and apart from Chalk White color, it’ll also come in Charcoal variant.
Furthermore, the Google Home Hub will reportedly allow access to Google Photos, and the ‘Live Albums’ feature will allow users to create slideshows out of their Google Photos library. The product page also mentions Google’s partnership with over 400 brands to offer compatibility with more than 5000 smart devices like Nest Cam and more, noted report.
As for the pricing, AndroidAuthority have digged into Google’s page a bit more and claims that the ‘Home Hub’ will be priced at $149 when launched on October 9 Pixel 3 event.