As per the images obtained by MySmartPrice, the new Google Home Hub will sport a 7-inch display and a speaker unit powered by Google Assistant. Even though it looks like a tablet mounted on a speaker, it won’t be like your regular Android tablet with a full-fledged OS.
It will most likely come with a special Android OS that will act as a Google Assistant interface for performing tasks like showing the weather, maps directions, music, photos calendar, shopping, etc.
The display would provide an intuitive touchscreen interface along with voice control and all the standard voice commands for Google Home devices would work here too.
The new Google Home Hub devices can be seen in the classic Chalk White aesthetic in the images. Besides this, there will also be a Charcoal variant according to the specification page.
Google’s latest smart speakers will support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi connection. It is compatible with Wi-Fi cameras that can show you images of a visitor at the door.
One thing we were expecting from the device is a webcam which is surprisingly missing from the device. It weighs 480g which is equal to a standard Google Home unit, and other specs include a 15W power adaptor, far-field voice recognition and a toggle button at the back for muting the device.
Another thing that remains yet to be confirmed is the pricing of the device. Going by the rumors, Google Home Hub would be priced at $149, but we can’t be sure right now.
Given that Amazon’s Echo Show and Lenovo’s Smart Display weren’t exactly a hit among consumers, it would be interesting to watch whether Google Home Hub manages to create a niche for itself.