We are just 24 hours away from Google’s much-awaited Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launch event. Along with the 2017-flagship smartphones, Google is also likely to launch a new Chromebook, which might be called the Pixelbook, a mini variant of Google Home smart speaker, and the next generation of Daydream VR headset. In a bid to get more people use devices powered by Google Assistant, Google is reportedly working on a new, smaller version of the Google Home and it s supposedly called the Google Home Mini. Also Read - Google won't let you sign in on these Android phones and this will happen soonAlso Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual content
Ahead of the official launch tomorrow, leak sort of confirms the existence of Google Home Mini. A Twitter user going by the name Raymond Durk spotted a new Google Home Mini in Google Home app, Android Police reports. The new device was requesting for a setup which hints that a Google employee might be testing the device ahead of the official rollout. Just as the Google Home was Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo, the Google Home Mini is expected to be a Google version of an Amazon Echo Dot.
Google Home Mini is said to retail for just $49, which is approximately Rs 3,200. It is said to be available in Chalk White, Charcoal Black, and Coral Red color variants. Like the Amazon Echo Dot, the Google Home Mini will also skip the humongous speaker setup for a smaller form factor. From what we know so far, it will come with a fabric material on top similar to what we ve seen in the Google Daydream View VR headset. It is also anticipated that the Google Home Mini will sport same Google Assistant functionality as the Google Home, but with few changes like low audio capabilities overall. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL to launch tomorrow: Here s what to expect
Apart from that, a recent report also hinted that Google may be working on a high-end version of Home speaker called Google Home Max with support for stereo sound. The new smart speaker is said to be premium in terms of both design and build material. ALSO READ: Google Home app teardown reveals Google Assistant support coming to Chromebook: Report
Apart from the Home Mini, Google is also said to unveil a Pixelbook in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage variants. The leaked images show a flip around the screen for full tablet conversion and stylus which is said to retail for around $100 (Rs 6,500 approximately), to be sold separately.
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