Google Home Hub spotted on FCC, hints at imminent launch

Google Home Hub is expected to come with a 7-inch screen and Google Assistant.

  • Published: September 21, 2018 2:47 PM IST

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Google will be hosting its Made by Google event on October 9, where it expected to unveil the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. That said, the company has also been touted to take the wraps of its other products such as the Google Pixelbook 2, new Pixel Buds, and possibly a new smart display device, likely to be dubbed Google Home Hub.

While we already have got some information on the other devices, the latter has just been getting traction with rumors. Now interestingly, the device has been spotted getting approvals from the FCC (Federal Communications Commissions), further confirming its launch.

The FCC listing spotted by 9to5Google states the Google Model name to be H1A. This according to the website’s report is similar to Google’s smart Home speakers, which came with model names starting with HO. For example, the Home Mini was dubbed as HOA, while the Home Max was called HOB. Citing the H in the start, it’s sensible to believe that this product belongs to the same family. However, the 1A could imply a small difference between them, which in this case would be addition of the smart display screen. Moreover, the FCC listing also has the device labelled as ‘Interactive Video Streaming Device’ which in a way confirms the screen.

From the number of documents present in the listing, there is also a label artwork, which only showcases the bottom view of the device. The drawing highlights an oval-shaped base, that looks in sync with the leaked images spotted by the MySmartPrice a week ago.

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The Google Home Hub is expected to come with a 7-inch touchscreen docked to a full-range speaker at the back. Like the smart Home speakers, it will come loaded with Google Assistant, which will be able to provide more information through the screen, giving access to plenty of other features as well. The device is also expected to carry a front facing camera along with support for dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

  • Published Date: September 21, 2018 2:47 PM IST