Google Smart Display ‘Home Hub’ render and pricing surfaces

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With smart speakers like Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod slowly gaining popularity, it seems Google has taken an early lead in this segment. However, Google managed to beat Amazon with its affordable Home Mini speaker by shipping 2.3 million units compared to Echo Dot's 2.2 million shipments between April and June.

The rumoured Google Smart Display has surfaced overnight, with a render showing the front and rear of the tablet-like device and there's some specs and pricing available as well. This is due to a large 7-inch touchscreen that will be included. Leaked photos emphasize that Google Home Hub is designed for hands-free voice commands, though the screen does support touch.

If the Google Home Hub is real, Google will hopefully give it a few extra features to help it stand out from the increasingly competitive crowd of smart displays. There is a switch at the back of the Google Home Hub but that is for turning off the microphone.

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Leaked photos claim to show a smart display, called the 'Google Home Hub, ' which features a 7-inch display mounted on top of a speaker. Yes, Lynky is the first, not Lenovo, to announce a smart display powered by the Google Assistant. According to MySmartPrice, Google's version will function similarly to those, allowing you to get weather and traffic reports, ask general questions, and pretty much use Google Assistant like normal, though tasks will be shown on the display alongside verbal feedback. Alphabet's subsidiary is planning to offer the Google Home Hub in White and Charcoal variants, as per the same source. In fact, a Google executive strongly hinted at plans to launch a smart display made by Google in an interview with Variety this spring.

You'll also be able to do things like see your Nest cam feeds on the device's display, see your photos saved to Google Photos, and more.

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